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Private Equity Investment in Medical Practices Series: Buying or Selling a Medical Practice - STEP 1 - The Nondisclosure Agreement

The first step in most medical practice or health facility sale discussions (including those with private equity) is the negotiation and execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement, also commonly referred to as an NDA or Confidentiality Agreement. An NDA is one of the more “boilerplate” documents in…

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CMS Issues Supplemental Guidance on Interim Final Rule on Vaccination for States Impacted by Recent Supreme Court Ruling

On January 14, 2022 the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued supplemental guidance (the “Supplemental Guidance”) for implementation of its Interim Final Rule – Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (“CMS Rule”). 

Scope of Guidance

The…

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Had Enough Compliance Challenges? Don’t Forget About the Stark Law’s Group Practice Compensation Changes Effective January 1, 2022

Most health care providers face many compliance challenges in today’s regulatory climate with the promise of many more to come in the new year. This burden may be particularly acute for physician group practices who must change the methodology for pooling and distributing overall profits under an…

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Is Your ASC Too Cheap?

The development and growth of ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”) has continued and even accelerated in recent years. Shifts in allowable cases from inpatient to outpatient, temporary closures of hospital outpatient departments because of COVID, and private equity funding have all bolstered this…

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