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

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

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 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

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

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

With the mid-term elections now behind us and the Republicans faring as successfully as generally predicted, all segments of the healthcare industry are looking closely at what the new Congressional power balance will mean for them. With several seats still in

Continue Reading Healthcare Sectors Prepare for New Healthcare Agendas Following Mid-term Election Power Shift


With the authorization of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the healthcare reform law (PPACA), there has been a tremendous amount of industry attention on understanding ACOs and the opportunities and challenges they present. With ACOs as such a hot topic

Continue Reading Understanding Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and What They Mean to the Healthcare Investor

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

Now more than ever, it is critical that anyone contemplating investment in a healthcare sector carefully review the target company’s compliance protocols. We have always strongly recommended that investors analyze the company’s compliance program, as well as efforts at adhering to

Continue Reading Compliance Plans Under the PPACA: One More Reason for Careful Compliance Program Analysis