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Innovative Treatment Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care

Innovative Treatment Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care

Exploring an “aging in place” approach that maximizes cost savings and patient-caregiver wellbeing Overview: Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia (AD). As the “Baby Boomer” generation continues to age, the number of individuals suffering from AD will likely grow exponentially over the next three ... Read More »

Physician and private equity partnership: Goal is to create larger, more robust platform for delivery of care

Physician and private equity partnership: Goal is to create larger, more robust platform for delivery of care

There is a recent trend of physician practices partnering with private equity firms (PE Firms) as hospitals and other large health systems have curtailed their acquisition of physician practices. Physician practices and PE Firms are looking to align themselves to create a larger, more robust platform for the delivery of ... Read More »

The New EU Data Privacy Rule and Its Impact on US Healthcare Organizations

The New EU Data Privacy Rule and Its Impact on US Healthcare Organizations

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) establishes protections for the privacy and security of personal data about individuals in the European Economic Area countries (all European Union member states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein – referred to for purposes of the GDPR as the “EU”). The GDPR became effective on May ... Read More »

FTC Applies Antitrust Non-Profit Exemption to Physician Organization Affiliate of Non-Profit Hospital

FTC Applies Antitrust Non-Profit Exemption to Physician Organization Affiliate of Non-Profit Hospital

Many North Carolina hospital systems have separate business corporations or limited liability companies to house the physician component of their integrated health care delivery systems. Hospitals may take this step for any number of reasons, including protecting the hospital from potential liability, avoiding the need to pay unrelated business income ... Read More »

Medical Practices May be Especially Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Claims

Medical Practices May be Especially Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Claims

Recent allegations of sexual misconduct spanning multiple industries have demonstrated that sexual harassment is much more common in the workplace than employers may care to admit. Organizations that take a “not us” approach to dealing with these issues may find themselves exposed to significant liability. Medical practices are no exception. ... Read More »

IRS Revokes Hospital’s Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) for Failure to Comply with Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements

IRS Revokes Hospital’s Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) for Failure to Comply with Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements

On August 4, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its first revocation of a hospital’s tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) for failure to comply with Section 501(r) of the Affordable Care Act. Background Section 501(r) and its regulations imposed new requirements on 501(c)(3) organizations that ... Read More »

Defending Correctional Healthcare Providers: The Intersection of Malpractice and Civil Rights

Defending Correctional Healthcare Providers: The Intersection of Malpractice and Civil Rights

Incarceration is big business in the United States, with costs to taxpayers estimated at over $80 billion dollars per year for the estimated 2.2 million individuals in custody. From county jails to state prisons, correctional healthcare providers are in the news daily, from questions and concerns regarding the expenses of ... Read More »

Trademark Protection for Medical Practices and Hospitals

Trademark Protection for Medical Practices and Hospitals

University hospitals, hospitals, and medical practitioners in community practices are increasingly concerned with their own placement in the market. If they want to act economically, it is necessary to sell not only the necessary medical care, but also additional offerings, which are often common in wellness treatment centers. Hospitals, medical ... Read More »

What Does Medical and Recreational Marijuana Legalization Mean for the Commercial Insurance Marketplace?

What Does Medical and Recreational Marijuana Legalization Mean for the Commercial Insurance Marketplace?

In connection with this month’s elections nationwide, ballots in nine states included initiatives to legalize the use of medical or recreational marijuana. All but one of the ballot measures passed. With the relaxation of drug laws nationwide and dispensaries popping up rapidly, commercial property insurers have available to them amazing ... Read More »

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