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How Effective is Your Healthcare Compliance Plan? Guidance for Healthcare Providers and Investors

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

We have discussed in prior posts the unique regulatory enforcement climate that providers and investors currently find themselves.   It is critical that anyone contemplating investment in a healthcare business not only understand the regulatory risks and pressures of that industry but carefully review Continue Reading

Long-Awaited Proposed Rules re Shared Savings Program & ACOs Released By CMS, IRS, DOJ & FTC

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing, Industry Events and Announcements

Yesterday, CMS released the much anticipated proposed regulations regarding the Shared Savings Program contemplated in Section 3022 of the healthcare reform law, PPACA.  The 429-page set of regulations is expected to provide greater clarity re CMS’s implementation of HHS’s authority to contract with … Continue Reading

Federal Judge in Florida Invalidates Healthcare Reform Law; Physician Hospitals of America/Texas Spine & Joint Hospital Request Adoption of Ruling in Physician-Owned Hospitals Lawsuit

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

On Monday, a  federal judge sitting in Florida, Judge Robert Vinson,  declared unconstitutional the portion of the healthcare reform law (aka PPACA, or the Affordable Care Act)  requiring most Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.  Judge Vinson also declared … Continue Reading

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

Posted in Life Sciences Investing

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Federal Court in Virginia Strikes Down Healthcare Reform Requirement for Individuals to Carry Health Insurance

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

Earlier this week,  Judge Henry Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia became the first judge to strike down as unconstitutional the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision of the healthcare reform law, which requires uninsured individuals to carry certain … Continue Reading

Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) and Texas Spine & Joint Hospital (TSJH) File Suit Challenging Healthcare Reform Restrictions on Expansion/Development

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing, Industry Events and Announcements

In prior posts I’ve discussed the significant impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the PPACA, more commonly referred to as the healthcare reform legislation) on the physician-owned hospital industry.  Section 6001 of the PPACA stymies growth of … Continue Reading

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