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Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

May 2009

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Chair’s Letter from Ann Hollenbeck

I will soon be convening a Nominations Committee for the purpose of preparing the slate of individuals to serve on our various Substantive Law Committees and Council. Nominations will be open until June 15, 2009. Please consider whether you would like to serve the Section in any of these capacities. Please contact me by e-mail at with nominations or any related questions.

Educational Teleconference Programs

The Payors Subcommittee will host an educational conference regarding the Medicare Advantage Program via teleconference on Wednesday, May 20 at noon. Speakers will include Sue Jenkins, Julie Anderson, and Tina Allen from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

On Wednesday, May 27 at noon the Technology Subcommittee will host a teleconference on the new technology initiatives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Speakers will include Margaret Marchak and Jeff Short from Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman.

Lastly, please join the Providers Subcommittee on Thursday, June 11 at noon for a teleconference with panelists: Melanie Brim (Director, Bureau of Health Professions, Michigan Department of Community Health), Marta Hoffman (Mercy Health Partners) and John Mulder, M.D. (Medical Director, Spectrum Health Continuing Care.) The panelists will address the implementation of the recently enacted Michigan Medical Marijuana Act and its burgeoning impact on Michigan healthcare providers and patients.

There is no cost to Section members for any of these teleconferences. See the links attached for information or contact our Section Assistant, Suzette Allen, at for more information.

Save the Date: The Section’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other Council member with your thoughts, questions, and suggestions for our Section. We welcome all ideas! Thank you.

Ann Hollenbeck


Section EventsSection Events

  • May 20 Teleconference on Medicare Advantage from noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • May 27 Teleconference on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • June 11 Teleconference on Michigan Medical Marijuana Act from noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Save the Date! Section annual meeting Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills