Foley & Lardner LLP’s (“Foley”) Bipartisan Public Policy Team is pleased to share our “Public Policy Weekly* Health Care Newsletter” in which we compile the latest Health care policy news and legislation. *Please note that we publish this newsletter only when Congress is in session.
Those who follow hospital and health system M&A activity know that the market has been “frothy.” We all see the high profile, “sexy” deals that appear in the news headlines but, for every large deal, there are myriad smaller deals that involve rural hospitals, county hospitals and, sole community hospitals, many of which are struggling, often both operationally and financially. These deals, despite their size, often are strategically important for the involved parties and, due to the financial issues many are facing, extremely complex.
At the 11th Annual Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare conference in Nashville on June 6th, 2018, a panel session moderated by Chris Donovan, partner in Foley’s Health Care Practice Group, addressed the topic of Payer-Provider Convergence. Additional panel participants included John Foley, Senior Vice President of Aurora Health Care and President of Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company, addressing the provider side, and Jim Agnew, VP of Strategy at Humana, representing the payer side.
Florida’s House Bill (HB) 21, enacted to help combat opioid abuse, contains several noteworthy changes to Florida law that impact the dispensing of opioids.
Effective July 1, 2018, dispensing providers must consult Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to dispensing controlled substances to patients, and must report any controlled substances dispensed in the PDMP by the following business day. The new dispensing requirements are discussed in further detail below:
Foley’s Bipartisan Public Policy Team is pleased to share our “Public Policy Health Care Newsletter” in which we compile the latest health care policy news and legislation.
*Please note that we publish this newsletter only when Congress is in session.