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Newsletter articles from 2013

ACOs and patient choice—What providers need to know By Elias N. Matsakis and Sabrina Cua December 2013 The Affordable Care Act authorized the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). To accomplish its goals, this program, relies on accountable care organizations (ACOs) that  contract with CMS. This issue of the Health Care Lawyer includes an article by Elias N. Matsakis and Sabrina Cua of Holland & Knight discussing ACOs with a focus on issues related to patient choice in receiving care.
The Affordable Care Act—Will stand-alone hospitals sink or swim? By John J. Tufano March 2013 For many stand-alone hospitals, merging, partnering, or affiliating with larger hospital networks may be their only option to remain viable and achieve certain scales required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta and Shane Swords December 2013 A summary of recent cases related to health care law.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Shane Swords, and Kent Larsson September 2013 A summary of recent cases related to health care law.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Brittany Pape, and Nicholas Schroer June 2013 A summary of recent cases related to health care law.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Brittany Pape, and Nicholas Schroer March 2013 U.S. Supreme Court rejects state action defense in antitrust action involving hospital sale. In doing so the Court rejects analysis of Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Drug compounding: Clear authority and more reliable data needed to strengthen FDA oversight September 2013 In the last year, there have been several instances of contamination and patient injury in widely used drugs supplied to physicians and hospitals by drug compounding companies. The most recent incident was in August of this year involving a Texas compounding company. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in July 2013 looking at the issue of regulatory oversight of compounding companies. A summary of the GAO report is included in this issue.
Medicaid: Alternative measures could be used to allocate funding more equitably June 2013 GAO Looks at Medicaid Funding Formula: In a recent report the Government Accountability Office (GAO) looked at the funding formula for Medicaid and concluded that alternatives to the current formula might make sense and work in a more appropriate manner. This issue contains a summary of the GAO’s report.