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Government budget crises have been widely reported and have virtually dominated local and national news coverage in recent months. Funds shortages for Medicaid and other healthcare programs in many states have reached critical stages, all while Medicaid enrollment has risen. Many states

Continue Reading The Medicaid Budget Crunch & Its Impact on Healthcare Investing: Part I

Analysis by Altarum Institute’s Center for Studying Health Spending indicates that health spending in January 2011 grew by 4.4% compared to January 2011, marking the 28th consecutive month of historically low growthThis healthcare spending increase to

Continue Reading Studies Show US Healthcare Spending Still Slowly Increasing, Reaching 17.7% of GDP

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes two main components that are administered by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR):  the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information (Protected Health Information

Continue Reading As HIPAA Enforcement Efforts Increase, How Should Investors in Healthcare & Medical Device Companies View Risks Associated with HIPAA Compliance?

This past Thursday, March 3rd, US District Court Judge Roger Vinson stayed implementation of his January 31st ruling declaring the “individual mandate” of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) unconstitutional and the law as a

Continue Reading Federal Judge Stays Ruling Invalidating Healthcare Reform Law PPACA and Urges Parties to Accelerate Process Toward Final Supreme Court Ruling

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Trey Crabb, Founder and President of Health Strategy Partners, LLC, located in Nashville. Trey is a veteran strategic and financial advisor to the healthcare industry. In 2010, Trey founded Health Strategy Partners after

Continue Reading A Perspective From the Inside: An Interview with Trey Crabb of Health Strategy Partners

In our January 4th blog post we discussed the results of two studies indicating venture capitalists were regaining confidence in various industries and are expected to invest more in 2011 but with some hesitation surrounding medical device companies.   Data released on

Continue Reading MoneyTree Report Consistent with Others Indicating Venture Capitalist Rising Confidence but Caution with Medical Device Industry

As we’d previously reported, the U.S. House had scheduled to vote today on legislation repealing in full the healthcare reform law known as The Affordable Care Act (aka PPACA).   In response to the shootings of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others this past

Continue Reading House Postpones Vote on Repeal of Healthcare Reform Legislation in Wake of Arizona Shootings While Missouri Legislators Vote to Challenge the Law’s Constitutionality

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Continue Reading House of Republicans Poised to Make Symbolic Vote on Repeal of Healthcare Reform Legislation

According to at least two recently published surveys, the answer is yes.


National Venture Capital Association/Dow Jones Venture Source Survey

In a recent survey by the National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource, a majority of U.S. venture

Continue Reading Are Venture Capitalists Primed for Increased Activity in 2011?

According to an online Reuters analysis published on Friday, increased M&A activity in the medical device industry is expected in the coming months.   In fact, a recent Ernst & Young report reveals that the value of deals in the medical

Continue Reading Analysts Predict Increased M&A Activity in Medical Device Industry in Q4 2010 and Q1 2011