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A federal judge’s recent order to unwind the acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group, an independent physicians group, by St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd., a hospital system with its own staff of physicians, presents challenges...more
Physicians who were practicing in the 1990s were involved in numerous attempts to organize themselves in order to be able to participate in and even financially survive the onslaught of managed care delivery systems. The new...more
Clinical integration is a somewhat imprecisely defined concept in the health care industry. Lawyers and health care executives have identified components and elements of clinical integration and frequently ask how many of...more
Attorney Karen Lovitch, Practice Leader of Mintz Levin's Health Law Practice, discusses the challenges facing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in complying with the Sunshine Act....more
Once again, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has rebutted calls by physician groups that state legislation is needed to allow independent physicians to collaborate....more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided its first guidance for clinically integrated networks since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the joint FTC/DOJ Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Antitrust Policy...more
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), much attention has been paid to the antitrust treatment of Accountable Care Organizations, provider ventures contemplated by the ACA that the Federal Trade Commission and...more
In This Issue:
..Export Controls: Increased Enforcement Demands an Effective Export Compliance Program -
United States exporters are subject to an extremely complex and often overlapping system of export...more
On August 30, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio denied a motion to dismiss a complaint that alleged a per se group boycott by a managing agent and its affiliated hospitals in violation of Section...more
On August 6, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agreed by a vote of 5-0 to enter into proposed settlements with Renown Health regarding that group’s recent acquisitions of two cardiology groups in Reno, Nevada. The...more
Healthcare companies should work to comply with current provisions and prepare for those that will be implemented in the near future.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...more
Federal antitrust enforcement agencies continue to challenge transactions in the health industry that they view as anticompetitive. This newsletter provides an update on recent public comments by government officials...more
In another step toward implementation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), on April 10, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected 27 ACOs in 18 states to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted the request for a preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), pending a full administrative trial before an FTC Administrative Law Judge...more
In 1989, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) successfully challenged a proposed merger between Rockford Health System (Rockford) and SwedishAmerican Health System (SwedishAmerican), two of...more
On March 28, 2012, the FTC upheld the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)’s December 5, 2011 administrative decision that required ProMedica to divest itself of St. Luke’s Hospital by a vote of 4-0. This case is part of a series...more
In this presentation;
•Review the Changing Health Care Landscape
•Cornerstones Of the New Emerging Payment Models
•Case Studies of New Reimbursement and Delivery Models
On December 5, 2011, the FTC obtained an administrative decision that requires ProMedica to divest itself of St. Luke’s Hospital. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)’s 246-page opinion, which was released to the public on...more
When the idea of ACOs was floating around prior to enactment of the Affordable Care Act last March, some groups and commentators argued that antitrust enforcement was likely to deter their formation. Some commentators simply...more
In This Presentation:
What Guidance is Available? What is an ACO? Application; Agreement; Governance; Leadership; Two Shared Savings Models; Shared Savings Payments; Appeals; Assignment of Beneficiaries; Fraud and Abuse;...more
The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission recently issued their final "Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program"...more
On October 20, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued a final policy statement on accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Significantly,...more
On November 2, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued the final rule establishing Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“Final Rule”).
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) (together, the Agencies) issued their final "Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare...more
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