ACOs and patient choice—What providers need to knowBy Elias N. Matsakis & Sabrina CuaDecember 2013The 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.
All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta, Brittany Pape, & Nicholas SchroerMarch 2013U.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 oversightSeptember 2013In 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.