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UK Competition Commission blocks NHS hospitals merger

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 2 2013

In a case that will be of interest to anyone considering transactions in the sector, wherever located, on 17 October 2013, the UK Competition

ACA good for Medicare advantage

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2012

A report issued by the Commonwealth Fund recently found that the ACA will get rid of what it calls $12.7 billion in overpayments accrued by MA plans in 2009, will save $640 million by reducing plan rebate payments and will simultaneously pay out $2.1 billion to plans that perform well

Healthcare executive indicted for alleged cover-up

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2013

A recent federal government indictment of a former executive for national hospital chain Health Management Associates (HMA) provides yet another

Contract research organizations (CROs) go private; another segment of opportunity for investors?

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 19 2011

PPDPharmaceutical Product Development, an international contract research firm that has just been named to the 2011 InformationWeek 500, is being taken private by affiliates of the Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman in a cash deal valued at $3.9 billion

ACA making progress in health care cost containment

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2012

A recent report by the Urban Institute highlighted the ACA's payment reductions to providers, and demonstration projects that test bundled payments and market competition in the state health insurance exchanges, as well as a variety of other provisions in the law, are already reducing projections of future health expenditures

ISSA to subpoena HHS over Medicare advantage data

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2012

On Friday, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius noting that he would be moving forward with the use of compulsory process in response to what he labeled a failure on the part of the HHS to adequately address his concerns surrounding a demonstration project aimed at rewarding innovative Medicare Advantage plans

Weekly Washington healthcare update - December 23, 2013

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2013

Senate approves Ryan-Murray budget deal... New National Coordinator for Health Information Technology named... Additional flexibility

Physician compensation: 10 key legal considerations

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2013

As the trend of hospital employment of physicians continues, federal and state governments have increased their focus on physician compensation and

ACOs working out initial difficulties

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2012

Apparently some early participants in the accountable care organization (ACO) program are experiencing problems accessing crucial CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) data

Treasury Department says “never mind” and postpones compliance with play-or-pay requirements under healthcare reform until 2015

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

In a posting yesterday on its website, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced the postponement until 2015 of the following requirements