University of the McGeorge School of Law Presented Ethical Pricing Decisions in Health
Care — Sept. 25, 2015
Sponsored by a Grant from The Sierra Health Foundation
The Affordable Care Act was focused primarily upon expanding access to health care by extending insurance coverage to the uninsured. That coverage was made more affordable by creating more competitive insurance markets and by significantly expanding government subsidies. However, the Act did little to address the underlying costs of health care. This symposium shined a spotlight on how pricing decisions are made in the healthcare industry, the changing market conditions that influence pricing decisions, and whether those decisions can be made more equitably and ethically. The focus was particularly upon pricing decisions for hospital services and for pharmaceuticals.
This program was approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 4.25 hours. McGeorge School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of The State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
Welcome from the Host
Maria Pallavicini, Provost, University of the Pacific
Introduction from Program Moderator
Emily Whelan Parento, Associate Professor of Law and Gordon D. Schaber Health Law Scholar, University of the McGeorge School of Law
Legal and Ethical Principles Regarding Pricing Decisions
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(Moderator: Professor Emily Whelan Parento)
Pricing Decisions for Hospital Services
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(Moderator: Professor Melissa Brown, McGeorge School of Law)
Pricing Decisions for Pharmaceuticals
1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
(Moderator: Eric Boyce, Pharm.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of the Pacific)