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GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Accused in Heart Attacks
Lawsuits Claim SSRIs Can Cause Severe Birth Defects
Hernia Patients in Pain as Skin Procedure Fails
Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Digital Health: Revolutionizing Healthcare
The Biggest Changes in HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule & Recommended Action Steps—Ted Kobus
Hot Companies in Digital Health
Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs?
What Employers Need to Know about Health Care Reform
Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Jennifer Abril on The Story of Fragrances
Obamacare May Be Headed Back to Supreme Court As Contraception Mandate Comes Under Fire
Supreme Court to Decide Whether or Not Human Genes Are Patentable
Election results and the Affordable Care Act – What can employers do now?
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Will New Marijuana Laws Go Up In Smoke?
Stealth Lawyer: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager for Restaurant Daniel
Polsinelli Shughart Election Analysis and Legal Insight
A host of regulatory and finance reforms have ushered in significant changes for health care entities, and likewise, for the boards that guide them. How can general counsel broach these changes with their boards and steer...more
In this presentation:
- Provide recommendations regarding best practices, bylaw provisions and other strategies to address and resolve quality and peer review issues without resorting to “investigations” and...more
EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND THE IMPACT on PRIVATE INVESTMENT FUNDS -
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) continues at an accelerated pace. Some of its most important...more
Among other things, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”), commonly referred to as Obamacare, requires “large employers” to provide qualified health coverage for all of their full-time employees, or pay...more
In This Issue:
- DIGGING DEEPER: A Guide to Health Care Regulatory Due Diligence in Private Equity Deals 1
- Policy Spotlight: Affordable Care Act 6
- Case Spotlight: Best Practices in Down-Round Financings &...more
Physicians and other licensed health care providers labor many years to build their practices. However, unlike many other businesses, a health care practice cannot be passed by will or otherwise to the provider's spouse or...more
In this presentation:
- The Drivers of Health Care Reform?
- The Exchange & Congressional Intent
- Two Kinds of “Public” Exchanges
- What Should You Know About the “Public”...more
On April 5, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service published proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) in the Federal Register that provide guidance to charitable hospital organizations on the community health needs assessment...more
Trade and professional associations that sponsor health plans for their members, and organizations participating in such plans, need to be aware of an important issue arising under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...more
Non-profits, which depend on both the private economy and the public sector, suffer greatly in economic downturns such as we are experiencing at present.
Take healthcare, for example. Consider what happened when the...more
A recently issued government rule may unknowingly create significant liability and legal risk for many technology enterprises. The expanded definition of "business associates" and related interpretations by the Department of...more
Entrepreneurs seeking angel funding should pay special attention to the recent Halo Report, a joint release by Silicon Valley Bank, CB Insights and Angel Resource Institute. The report looks at 783 deals including angel...more
On April 5, the Treasury Department released proposed regulations that provide guidance on the community health needs assessment (“CHNA”) and other requirements for tax-exempt hospitals under section 501(r) of the Internal...more
In this LEVICK Daily video interview, we discuss an upcoming panel discussion at the 2013 BIO International Convention entitled, Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty. During the discussion, which...more
Outlier Investments, Inc., with Private Placement Advisors, LLC, drafts private placement offering documents and assist start-ups with investor presentations; it also advises investors and...more
2012 was a busy year for the IRS with respect to tax-exempt organizations and 2013 promises more of the same. While the effects of the budget sequester on the IRS regulation writers and auditors is uncertain, we anticipate...more
“If we were supposed to talk more than listen we would have been given two mouths and one ear.” – Mark Twain.
Sometimes people do not listen. Mark Twain knew what he was talking about. People like to talk instead of...more
In This Issue:
- Interpretation and Clarification of Key Definitions
..Covered Drug, Device, Biological or Medical Supply
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
Beginning in 2014, large employers will be subject to a potential tax penalty under the “shared responsibility” provisions of the Affordable Care Act’ (“ACA” or “Obamacare”). This is commonly known as the “play or pay”...more
This week brought the announcement that WellPoint Inc. selected Joseph Swedish to become its next Chief Executive Officer. Swedish will leave his position as CEO of nonprofit Catholic health system Trinity Health, which has...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
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published final regulations making important changes to requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”)....more
What is digital health? What sort of action is digital health seeing? According to Fenwick client and digital health incubator Rock Health, digital health funding was up 65 percent mid-year in 2012 and up 45 percent over the...more
There is a potentially significant development in New York with respect to the ownership and operation of hospitals in the State. On January 25, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed comprehensive budget legislation for...more
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