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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

Tales of Two Fraud Investigations Terminated and the Lives Blessed by Truth

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

I have to tell two short stories today. As a former English teacher, I encourage you to allow your imagination to bring the realities of theses people's lives to life....more

Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 5

by Clark Hill PLC on

Another Shutdown? Congress needs to pass another short-term spending bill by Friday in order to keep the government open, but some House Republicans are against the plan for a fifth continuing resolution that would fund the...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Pharos Capital Acquires Behavior Care Specialists

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Pharos Capital Group announced it has acquired Behavior Care Specialists. Behavior Care Specialists, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., is an outpatient treatment provider of autism spectrum disorder services in four states:...more

Practical Insights On DOL Guidance Affecting Retirement, Medical And Disability Plans

by Carlton Fields on

On January 5, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that regulations it previously proposed will apply to certain retirement and medical disability claims filed after April 1. This article focuses on a few practical...more

The State AG Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

AG Elections- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Announces Bid for Reelection- Minnesota AG Lori Swanson declared her intention to run for reelection to a fourth term in 2018, putting to rest previously reported...more

The Trump Scorecard – One Year Later

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In our inaugural Wealth Management newsletter in February, 2017, we analyzed the President’s campaign platform and made predictions about the President’s legislative agenda. We checked our predictions in May and again in...more

Governor Baker Files FY2019 Budget

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker released a $40.9 billion budget proposal for FY2019. The plan, commonly referred to as House 2, is the fourth Baker has proposed since assuming office and increases...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Insurance deals power financial services M&A

by White & Case LLP on

Insurance assets are attracting dealmakers due to low capital requirements and steady cash flows. Established fintech providers are using M&A to expand geographically....more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Implications for Health and Welfare Plans and Fringe Benefits

by Snell & Wilmer on

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”) was signed into law, and it has various implications for employers who sponsor employee benefit plans. This newsletter focuses on the provisions in the Act that...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 4

by Clark Hill PLC on

Another Continuing Resolution. Or Two? Within days of passing the CR to reopen the government, multiple Members of Congress expressed the possibility of needing another CR to fund the government after February 8. ...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 3

by Clark Hill PLC on

Shutdown. The government officially shutdown at 12:01am on Saturday but the effects have not yet been fully felt given it was the weekend. Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would vote...more

Four-Term Governor Jerry Brown: One Last Budget

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown, beginning the final year of his unprecedented four terms as governor, unveiled his 16th and last state budget proposal, which projects a $6.1 billion surplus, mostly a result of...more

LightBay Capital Raises $615 Million for Debut Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

LightBay Capital has announced it has raised $615 for its inaugural private equity fund. The fund, LightBay Investment Partners LP, exceeded its target of $450 million....more

New Year’s Resolution #5: Four Employee Benefits Resolutions for 2018!

Happy New Year! It’s that time when we all vow to better ourselves in the months ahead. Resolutions abound, and they need not be limited to individual self-improvement. Employers too have many opportunities for betterment in...more

Cannabis Podcast — Update on Sessions Memo

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to all U.S. Attorneys discussing marijuana enforcement. The one-page memo rescinds previous DOJ guidance on marijuana enforcement, and has been seen by some as...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

AG Elections- Democrat Clare Kindall Declares Candidacy for Connecticut Attorney General- Democrat Clare Kindall, an Assistant AG at the Connecticut AG’s office, announced her bid for Connecticut AG in 2018. ...more

CMS announces new voluntary episode-payment program: BPCI Advanced

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On Jan. 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary episode-payment program, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Following on the success of the initial...more

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