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SuperVision - Labor & Employment Law Insights - September 2017

...This issue of SuperVision is dedicated to questions our friends and clients may have regarding insurance and benefit topics. While not a common part of the Labor & Employment field, Spilman prides itself on having...more

Legal Implications and Initial Takeaways from the Equifax Data Breach

On September 7, Equifax, one of three nationwide credit-reporting agencies that compile and evaluate the financial history of consumers, announced that it suffered a security breach in which sensitive information of...more

Fall Legislative Sessions Commence; Attorney General Certifies Ballot Questions

Massachusetts lawmakers have returned from summer recess and are preparing to tackle a robust legislative agenda this fall. Legislators will meet formally through the third Wednesday in November, at which point formal...more

Digital Currencies and Blockchain in the Medical Arena

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Recently, digital currencies, such as bitcoin, have greatly increased in popularity. Some of this popularity may be attributed to digital currencies’ many purported advantages over traditional currencies, such as that...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Levine Leichtman Acquires Capsa Healthcare

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has announced its acquisition of Capsa Healthcare. Capsa, based in Portland, Ore., is provider of mobile workstations, medication management products and pharmacy automation...more

Ninth Circuit Holds that ERISA Preempts State Insurance Law Bans on Discretionary Clauses for Self-Funded ERISA Plans

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently confirmed that ERISA preempts state insurance law bans on discretionary clauses for self-funded ERISA plans....more

THE LATEST: Washington Attorney General Seeks Disgorgement of Profits Resulting from Two Transactions between Health System and...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On August 31, 2017, the Attorney General of Washington filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging that two transactions harmed competition for healthcare on the...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

Antitrust- Washington Attorney General Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Health Care Providers Over Alleged Price-Fixing- Washington AG Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against health care providers Franciscan Health System...more

Bond-Financed Hospitals Must Apply New IRS Rules to Service Contracts

by McDermott Will & Emery on

After nearly two decades of restructuring service agreements to comply with Internal Revenue Service safe harbors, hospitals and other 501(c)(3) organizations are now subject to a new set of guidance and a single safe harbor...more

Congressional Preview - Fall 2017

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but the August recess is coming to an end and Congress returns next week to resume work on a number of outstanding issues, as the Trump Administration continues to aggressively implement the...more

Private Equity Investments in Health Care Practices

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Private equity funds are generally prohibited from owning entities that employ licensed professionals and may not invest directly in medical or dental practices in many states because of laws that prohibit the corporate...more

Employee Benefits Developments - August 2017

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The Employee Benefits practice group is pleased to present the Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of August, 2017. Affordable Care Act – “I’m not dead yet!” - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...more

Private Equity Firms Eye Medical And Dental Practices For Acquisition

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Private equity firms have recently been deploying capital to purchase medical and dental practices. The typical transaction would involve the purchase of multiple practices and the establishment of a management company....more

Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 23

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CBO Confirms Size of Breach of Defense Cap for FY18 Bills: The House FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill scheduled to be taken up in September would bust the Defense cap by $72 billion. This would cause the Office of Management...more

Healthcare Legal News: Volume 7, Number 2

by Dickinson Wright on

Where is your PHI Data Traveling Today? With most vendors offering and pushing cloud computing solutions and offsite data backup, or guaranteeing offsite backup of data they process for you, many HIPAA covered entities and...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Cagan McAfee and Myles Sherman Acquire Minimally Invasive Devices

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Cagan McAfee Capital Partners and Myles Sherman have jointly acquired of Minimally Invasive Devices (MID), according to a news release. MID, which has changed its name to FloShield, is based in Columbus, Ohio....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Ares Management PE Group Invests $1.45 Billion in DuPage Medical Group

by McGuireWoods LLP on

DuPage Medical Group has closed a strategic partnership with funds managed by the private equity group of Ares Management, according to a press release. The $1.45 billion transaction closed August 15....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Covenant Surgical Partners

by McGuireWoods LLP on

KKR will acquire Covenant Surgical Partners from several firms which share ownership of the company, according to a press release. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & Co., based in New York, considers investments in all...more

The Ball is in the SEC’s Court: What Health Care Borrowers Can Do While Waiting on Changes to Rule 15c2-12

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Release No. 34-80130 (the Release) proposing several amendments to its Rule 15c2-12 (the Rule) that would add two new events to the list of events that...more

Bow River Capital Partners Closes $262 Million Private Equity Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Bow River Capital Partners has announced it has closed its fourth buyout fund at $262 million. The firm said it will use the “2017 Fund” to invest in lower-middle-market companies in healthcare and other sectors....more

Post-Repeal and Replace: What’s a Sponsor to Do?

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In the wake of the demise of recent Affordable Care Act “repeal and replace” efforts, both “skinny” and full boat, health care financial sponsors may wonder how they should be thinking about opportunities and threats related...more

Saudi Arabia Update - July 2017

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Legal Developments - Saudization in the Kingdom - Saudization is a colloquial term used to refer to the Kingdom’s official government policy of ensuring the hiring, training, and development of Saudi Arabian nationals...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

2018 AG Elections- Republican Sam McClure Announces Bid for Alabama Attorney General - Sam McClure, a Birmingham adoption lawyer, announced his candidacy to become the Alabama AG. McClure is the fourth Republican to...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Baird Invests in Prescient Healthcare Group

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Baird Capital has announced it has acquired an interest in Prescient Healthcare Group. Baird Capital, based in Chicago, is the direct investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. It makes private equity, venture capital and...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR Portfolio Company to Acquire WebMD for $2.8 Billion

by McGuireWoods LLP on

KKR has announced its portfolio company, Internet Brands, will acquire WebMD Health Corp. The transaction is valued at approximately $2.8 billion. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & Co., based in New York, considers...more

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