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M&A Risks in the Middle Market Healthcare Services Sector Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Olvera & Shaun Buckley | BDO   
Friday, 09 February 2018 18:51

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2017 was at a high level with an enormous amount of capital available, Low borrowing costs, a strong equities market and a low rate of organic growth in many sectors of the economy. One industry sector that continues to be very active is healthcare services. This sector covers a broad array of services such as acute care, chronic care, and technology. There is a higher than average level of M&A activity in this area even though transaction multiples tend to be higher than in many other sectors.

M&A activity in the healthcare and life sciences sectors has been driven predominately by increased regulation in the marketplace, and consolidation of a...

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:08
DOJ Memo Spurs Speculation Over Future of Whistleblower Cases Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 19:25

Should a recent internal memo from the U.S. Department of Justice on the dismissal of qui tam cases serve as a bellwether for the healthcare industry, or is it just a re-statement of existing policy issued in light of the increasing number of such cases being filed. That's the question being asked by many attorneys on both sides of the aisle, following the release of the memo written by Michael D. Granston, director of the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Fraud Section, and made public late last month. In it, Granston outlines various factors government prosecutors should use to evaluate whether a False Claims Act (FCA) case filed by a whistleblower should be dismissed.

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Docs Still Not Buying In to Value-Based Care Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 05 February 2018 19:03

Joanne Finnegan, in a Feb 1, 2018 Fierce Healthcare post, reports that most doctors don't think that value-based payment models are the solution to cut healthcare costs and improve quality of care, according to a new survey.

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 March 2018 17:55
AMA Studies Show Continued Cost Burden of Medical Liability System Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00

On 1.24.18, the American Medical Association (AMA) released a new series of trend reports in its Policy Research Perspective series illustrating the price Americans pay for the nation's broken medical liability system on...and finds that getting sued is virtually a matter of when, not if, for physicians.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:31
Big Pharma Greets Hundreds Of Ex-Federal Workers At The 'Revolving Door' Print E-mail
Written by Sydney Lupkin, KHN   
Friday, 26 January 2018 18:26

Alex Azar's job hop from drugmaker Eli Lilly to the Trump administration reflects ever-deepening ties between the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. A Kaiser Health News analysis shows that hundreds of people have glided through the "revolving door" that connects the drug industry to Capitol Hill and to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:57
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