December 2016

Health Care Changes Near

President-elect Donald J. Trump and congressional leaders have stated they will attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as "Obamacare." While the future of Obamacare is unclear, our health care system will continue to und…

August 2016

More Restrictions on Physician Noncompetes Ahead?

The nation’s health care system is in the midst of a structural shift that has been accelerating with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A paradigm change in reimbursement from the traditional fee-for-service model to payment-based on quality…

June 2016

Tips for Navigating Hospital Affiliations

The pace of change in today's healthcare industry has caused consolidation to become the "new normal" for many community hospitals and smaller health systems. Value-based payment, more informed patient-consumers, increasing costs of clinical personnel, tec…

May 2016

Warrantless Access to Drug Database Weighed

January 2016

A Look at Addiction, Buprenorphine, and the Legislation Trying to Make it Work

December 2015

Congress Increases OSHA Fine Schedule 80%

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), which includes an obscure provision that substantially increases the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSH Act”) penalty schedule. Specifically, Section 701 of the…