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Recent Healthcare Fraud Suit Puts Private Equity Industry on Notice as to Potential Liability for Portfolio Company Conduct

by White and Williams LLP on

In February, the Department of Justice (DOJ) intervened in a False Claims Act case alleging healthcare fraud, a common enough event. The case in question, originally began in 2015 as a whistleblower case brought by two...more

What Investors Should Understand About Data Privacy & Security Risks & Opportunities – 5 Key Takeaways

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The next in our series of posts sharing key takeaways from panels at the Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity and Lending Conference focuses on data privacy and security. As data privacy and security risks...more

Hong Kong Offers New Capital Markets Opportunity for Life Sciences and Healthcare Companies

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Historically, the US, and, in particular, the NASDAQ market, has been the predominant place for IPOs of life sciences and healthcare companies. However, 2018 may be the year in which things start to change....more

Emerging Models in Urgent Care Investments: 5 Key Takeaways

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The next in our series of posts sharing key takeaways from panels at the Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity and Lending Conference focuses on urgent care investments. Emerging Models in Urgent Care Investments: 5...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR Acquires Majority Stake in Heartland Dental

by McGuireWoods LLP on

KKR has announced it has acquired a majority interest in Heartland Dental. Heartland Dental, based in Effingham, Ill., is a U.S. dental support organization, providing non-clinical administrative support services to more...more

Cigna Acquisition of Express Scripts Creates Opportunities, Challenges for Private Equity Investors

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Cigna Corp. has announced it will acquire Express Scripts Holding Co. in a transaction valued at approximately $67 billion. This is the latest major transaction which reflects the ongoing evolution of unique payer-provider...more

IRS Reduces 2018 HSA Contribution Limit

On March 5, 2018, the IRS announced a reduction in the amount that an individual with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) can contribute to a health savings account (“HSA”) for 2018. The lowering of...more

New York DFS Issues New FAQs Regarding Cybersecurity Regulations

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued four additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning its cybersecurity regulations that went into effect last year....more

ASC and OBL Investment and Development: 5 Key Points

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The next in our series of posts sharing key takeaways from panels at the Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity and Lending Conference focuses on ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and office-based lab (OBL) investment and...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Heath insurance behemoth Cigna has agreed to buy Express Scripts—a “pharmacy benefits manger”—for $67 billion in cash and stock, including assuming $15 billion of its debt. The merger is one of a series of big moves in the...more

Vermont Legislative Update 03-02-2018 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

When it returns on March 13, the Vermont Senate is expected to consider S.197, a bill that creates strict liability for damage to property and human health for the release of many harmful substance into the environment, and...more

The Next Wave of Consolidation in PPM Models: Podiatry, Allergy and Fertility? – 5 Key Points

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The next in our series of posts sharing key takeaways from panels at the Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity and Lending Conference focuses on consolidation in physician practice management (PPM) models....more

Running a Smooth Sale Process: Tips for Sellers – 5 Key Points

by McGuireWoods LLP on

We were pleased to have record-breaking attendance at our annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity and Lending Conference. The deep-dive discussions into various sectors, and on the industry and deal-making generally,...more

When big money floods into health care, the results can be crazy and corrosive

With Americans spending more than $3 trillion annually on health care, the corrosive and crazy effects of all that big money can become almost common place. Even still, hospitals, doctors, and Big Pharma still manage to come...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 8

by Clark Hill PLC on

FY18 Omnibus. With the past week being a recess period, House and Senate Appropriators made little progress on drafting the Omnibus bill, but Clark Hill is hearing Appropriators have finalized or are close to finalizing...more

Advance Refunding Bond Legislation of Interest to Non-Profit Hospitals and Senior Living Organizations

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On February 13, in a matter of special note to non-profit hospitals and senior living organizations across the country, legislation was introduced in the United States House of Representatives that would restore tax exemption...more

The President’s Budget and Shifting Policy on Prescription Drugs

On February 12, the Trump administration released the President’s Budget (or “the Budget”), outlining spending priorities for FY 2019. The Budget—though an important annual milestone and barometer of the administration’s...more

Congressional Leaders Focusing Sights on Nonprofit Hospitals

by King & Spalding on

On February 15, 2018, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and senior committee member Senator Charles Grassley sent a letter to David Kautter, acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), requesting...more

Funding Healthcare: A Tale of Two Budgets

by Morgan Lewis on

While the president’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 reflects the administration’s aspirational policy priorities, its uneasy pairing with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which increases funding for many US...more

Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part VI)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Throughout 2016 and 2017, we published a multi-part series highlighting leading private equity funds in healthcare. This publication is Part VI in that series. These investors are primarily funds that focus largely on...more

Significant Health Policy Changes Contained in Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

by King & Spalding on

On February 9, 2018, after passing the House and Senate, the President signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA). The BBA amends the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) to increase the spending caps on both defense...more

White House Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget (Plus an Infrastructure Proposal)

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget - The White House has unveiled President Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019, entitled Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget. The Administration has worked for...more

District Of Minnesota Certifies Securities Fraud Class Action But Narrows The End Of Putative Class Period To The Date Of The...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On January 30, 2018, Judge John R. Tunheim of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granted class certification in a consolidated securities fraud class action against Medtronic and certain of its...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 6

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - FY18 Appropriations Work Already Underway. Since the passage of the bipartisan budget deal this past Friday, House and Senate Appropriations Committees have already begun...more

Closed-loop Payment System Proposed for Ohio Medical Marijuana Program

by Benesch on

Two identical bills (“Bills”), H.B. 495 and S.B. 254, were introduced in the past week by Representative Seitz and Senator Terhar that would require medical marijuana entities (cultivator, processors, dispensaries, and...more

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