LOCKED CV Transforum Fall’19 – Legal Update

Posted on: October 24, 2019

JIM DANIEL, DIRECTOR, HANCOCK, DANIEL, JOHNSON & NAGEL, PC; RICHMOND, VA


As hospitals and physicians continue to consolidate and realign in the modern healthcare market, some are questioning what the impact will be on total health spending. While hospitals defend their contracting and referral processes as a way to provide specialized care to their patients, others feel it allows them to dominate the market. Efforts to attract particular specialists are facing scrutiny under federal anti-kickback laws. The rise in mergers and acquisitions raises some concerns about the absence of clear federal guidelines. In this session, we hear a legal perspective on this and what we can expect as the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department review and rewrite outdated vertical merger guidelines.