Polsinelli Podcasts - What's Happening in Healthcare Deals in 2014?
Polsinelli Podcast - Going it Alone: Factors Independent Hospitals Should Consider Before Joining a Hospital System
This is the third in a six-part series discussing the Federal Trade Commission's challenges to provider mergers. Following the initial Introduction and Background (Part 1), the series discusses The Need for Early Legal Advice...more
Competitive effects still matter in healthcare mergers, even in the face of a transaction’s claimed improvements in patient outcomes through integrated care and risk-based reimbursement consistent with the goals of the...more
Plaintiff Files Third Amended Antitrust Claim Against Highmark -
A long running antitrust dispute in Western Pennsylvania continued on October 1, when a Pennsylvania hotel (Cole’s Wexford Hotel) filed a third amended...more
In Notice 2014-49, the Internal Revenue Service (“Service”) issued guidance on how to avoid potential penalties under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in connection with mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”). The notice provides a...more
On September 5, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rejected a proposed settlement agreement with Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., and returned the matter to administrative court to assess whether Phoebe Putney’s 2011...more
If you are a health system or hospital thinking about a potential transaction and your lawyers haven’t spoken with you about hospital merger simulation, then maybe you should be talking with someone else.
If you are a health system or hospital thinking about a potential transaction and your lawyers have not spoken with you about hospital merger simulation, maybe you should be talking with someone else.
What is hospital...more
A recent article in the Antitrust Law Journal, “A Survey of Evidence Leading to Second Requests at the FTC,” by Darren S. Tucker, an attorney advisor to a FTC Commissioner who reviewed non-public information on the decisions...more
Speaking at an American Bar Association symposium titled “Retrospective Analysis of Agency Determinations in Merger Transactions,” Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, highlighted the FTC’s successful...more
Recently, hospitals have been actively acquiring primary care and specialty physician groups, resulting in the employment of those physicians. This trend has occurred largely in response to reimbursement changes and other...more
In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court this week tightened the standard for state action immunity under federal antitrust laws in a case involving a hospital merger. This decision arguably tightens the reins on the...more
Recent major regulatory and technological developments have brought forth historic changes to the health care market. Health care providers have responded to these developments in several ways. One such mechanism, hospital...more
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