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Legal Issues Business Leaders Need to Know in 2017

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Expanding wage and hour obligations will continue to be a top concern for employers in 2017. As most employers are aware, in May 2016, the United States Department of Labor issued its long-awaited final rule regarding the...more

Health Care E-Note - November 2016

by Burr & Forman on

You just formed your medical practice inAlabama, and you either chose a professional corporation (a “PC”) or an LLC. If you went with a PC, you got to choose between an “S” corporation (“S corp”) or a “C” corporation (“C...more

DOJ/FTC Joint Guidance for Human Resources Professionals Suggests Broad Antitrust Risks

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Provisions restricting the hiring of another company’s employees are often included in vendor agreements and a variety of corporate transactions and licenses. And it’s not unusual to see similar constraints adopted in...more

Health Update - May 2016

Actions to Advance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health - Editor's Note: Children's earliest experiences—both positive and negative—impact their brain formation and in turn their social and emotional, physical,...more

Health Update - January 2016

The Megatrends Reshaping Healthcare: Managing Change and Maximizing Opportunity - Editor's Note: In 2013, Manatt Health identified 10 megatrends that would reinvent the healthcare marketplace across the next decade. In a...more

Corridors - January 2016 - News for North Carolina Hospitals

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Final Stark Rule Changes Adopt New Exceptions For Hospitals and Significant Clarifications - In the Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule with Comment Period for calendar year 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...more

Health Update - September 2015

Latest Healthcare False Claims Act Roundup and Top 3 Best Practices to Reduce Exposure - As the legal landscape in healthcare becomes increasingly complex, healthcare companies that receive federal program funds face...more

New Risks of "No-Poach" Agreements in the Healthcare Industry?

"No-poach" agreements, under which employers agree not to steal each other's employees, have long been a feature of industries in which key talent is in short supply. But such agreements can restrict competition in employment...more

Another FTC Conduct Case to Bolster Generic Drug Competition: Pharmaceuticals Charged with Illegal Non-Compete for Generic ADHD...

by Mintz Levin on

The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC” or “Commission”) ever-expanding list of enforcement actions to preserve competition for generic pharmaceuticals just grew in a new direction. This week, two generic pharmaceutical...more

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Duke Hit with Antitrust Suit for Non-Poaching Agreement with UNC

by Locke Lord LLP on

Universities and medical institutions in close geographic proximity may have faced the same issues as Duke and UNC when their faculties started departing for richer positions at the other’s campuses. With ever-increasing...more

Health Update - May 2015

Building a Culture of Health: The Value Proposition of Retail Clinics - Editor’s Note: Since first emerging on the healthcare landscape more than 15 years ago, retail clinics have seen significant growth. There are now...more

Health Care E-Note - March 2015

by Burr & Forman on

In This E-Note: - Health Care Reform in America: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - The Federal False Claims Act - Violations of Conditions of Payment or Conditions of Participation? - State Regulatory...more

NY Attorney General Enters into Far-Reaching Settlement with Largest Credit Reporting Agencies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that his office reached a landmark settlement with the nation’s three leading credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that will require them to significantly reform,...more

Provider Competition Matters—Even for “Reference Pricing”

by BakerHostetler on

In a recent blog post, three Federal Trade Commission (FTC) economists splashed some cold water on advocates of “reference pricing” that seem to imply that such pricing “will increase competition between providers.” In the...more

Employment Law

California Employers Face Rise In PAGA Suits - Why it matters: California employers are facing a proliferation of suits filed under the State’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA): new data reveals that the number of...more

Detroit District Court Certifies Antitrust Class of Registered Nurse

by BakerHostetler on

What is the right compensation for a particular job? That’s the question virtually every employer must face. Pay too little, and the employer may not be able to fill a position or must settle for less than the best...more

Health Care Legal News - August 7, 2013 • Volume 3, Number 2

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - IRS ISSUES TRANSITION RELIEF ON THE ONE-YEAR DELAY IN ACA’S INFORMATION REPORTING AND EMPLOYER SHARED RESPONSIBILITY RULES: On July 9, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-45 which provides...more

Clinically Integrated Networks; The PHOs of the Twenty-First Century?

In This Presentation: - Why Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) Are Needed? - How Are CINs Similar to PHOs/How They Differ? - What’s In It for Physicians/for Hospitals/Others? - How Are CINs Organized and...more

Federal Trade Commission Announces Interim Final Red Flags Rule

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Federal Trade Commission’s interim final rule, which clarifies that most service providers are not subject to the Red Flags Rule, takes effect February 11, 2013....more

Clearance: Proskauer's Quarterly Antitrust Update - Fall 2012

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

In This Issue: - Exchange Of Employee Wage Information: What Is Permitted Under The Antitrust Laws? - Minn-Chem Maximizes Sherman Act's Reach - The FTC Goes Retro to Win Down South - 7th Circuit Clarifies...more

FTC Uses Creative Remedy to Halt Cardiology Practice Merger: Requires Suspension of Employed Physicians’ Non- Compete Contracts

by Mintz Levin on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is leaving no stone unturned in its scrutiny of physician acquisitions, as indicated by its recent enforcement action regarding the acquisition of a small cardiology group in Reno,...more

Healthcare Legal News - June 21, 2012 • Volume 2, Number 5

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - Self-Insurance Sham? One way that employers seek to control health plan costs is by self-insuring the plan. By self-insuring, an employer pays only the cost of claims plus an administrative fee...more

Healthcare Legal News - May 16, 2012 • Volume 2, Number 4

by Dickinson Wright on

In this issue: - Private Civil Enforcement Actions Increasing: The Ameritox vs. Millennium Lawsuit By L. Pahl Zinn, and Christian G. Ohanian As healthcare and antitrust enforcement by governmental agencies...more

Legal Alert: Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment in Favor of Hospitals in Nurse Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

by FordHarrison on

Executive Summary: On March 22, 2012, a Michigan federal district court granted summary judgment on some, but not all, antitrust claims alleged in a nurse wage-fixing lawsuit against five Detroit-area hospitals....more

Health Care Legal News: February 14, 2012 • Volume 2, Number 2

by Dickinson Wright on

In this issue: Fiduciary Duties to Employer Can Prevent Competition by Physicians; Impact of Illegality of Payment Arrangement Under Stark Law on Payment for Services Provided by Referring Physician; and As Consolidation...more

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