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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – The Rebuttal

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

In prior posts we have discussed financial data released by the Obama administration regarding the financial upside of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the healthcare reform law. Recently, we discussed a current study by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Not surprisingly, opponents of the law are eager to publish… Continue Reading

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Trial

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

  From March 26 through 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the multi-state challenge to the 2010 healthcare reform law known as Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Our McGuireWoods colleagues published a very insightful discussion of the arguments heard each day that week and an overview of the key substantive issues under debate, which can… Continue Reading

Investing in Health Information Technology (IT) – Part I

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

When looking for the latest investment opportunities in the healthcare arena, one major priority for many investors is information technology, IT. A National Venture Capital Association recent survey showed that 61% of venture capitalists feel that investments in health IT will increase this year. By contrast, the survey shows that medical devices and biopharma are… Continue Reading

Urgent Care Group Shot-in-the-Arm for Investors, Patients

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

Urgent Cares of America, a North Carolina-based owner/operator of urgent care facilities, founded in 2001, was acquired by The Comvest Croup in November 2010. The transaction was brokered by Plutus Capital Partners LLC. Three months following that transaction, Urgent Cares of America Holdings, LLC, announced the acquisition of Tri-City Express Care, PLLC, expanding the company’s… Continue Reading

Investment Opportunities in ACOs

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have become a catchphrase within today’s healthcare industry. As we have discussed in prior posts, ACOs are intended to be a vehicle for providing physicians and medical centers financial incentives to continue offering high-quality medical services to their Medicare patients while keeping costs at an acceptable level. Currently, Medicare habitually reimburses… Continue Reading

United States Chief Technical Officer Aneesh Chopra Holds Roundtable Discussion with Venture Capitalists on Health IT

Posted in Industry Events and Announcements

McGuireWoods was pleased to recently sponsor a "DC to VC" roundtable during Chicago’s TechWeek featuring Aneesh Chopra, the United States Chief Technical Officer and 35 venture capital investors and early-stage health IT companies. Mr. Chopra and the venture capitalists exchanged thoughts on the following key issues facing Health IT investment opportunities: Opportunities for Data Analysis. Hospital electronic medical records… Continue Reading