Mike Cassidy was one of 25 lawyers selected nationwide for participation in the American Health Lawyers Association Masters Program. The Masters Program conferences are held every few years as a high level study group or focus group for specific healthcare issues. The topic this year is "Improving Quality and Bonding with Physicians: A Health System Case Study." The format of the program will divide the participants into smaller focus groups concentrating on antitrust, tax, fraud and abuse, transactional issues, and physician quality. The groups will study and interact over a period of a day and a half and should provide the participants an unparallel opportunity to generate analysis and consensus regarding hospital physician joint ventures, transactions and relationships. Mike chairs the AHLA Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group, and was selected as one of Americas Best Lawyers in the Healthlaw category for 2009.