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Post date: Thursday, October 03, 2019

The Supreme Court handed a major procedural victory to hospitals in its June 3, 2019, opinion in Azar v. Allina Health Services.[1] By a 7-1 majority, the Court found that the government’s imposition of controversial Medicare payment calculations without a public notice and comment period violated the Medicare Act.

Post date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 

Insys Therapeutics, a drug company that produced and marketed a fentanyl-based painkiller, filed for chapter 11 protection in Delaware on June 10, 2019.[1] It is the first bankruptcy case of the opioid era, and it will not be the last.[2]

Post date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

It is well established that health care businesses are confronted with significant financial challenges, including lower reimbursement rates, constant changes in the delivery of services, increased competition and the need for expensive capital improvements to adopt the latest technology. Recent political uncertainty and heightened government scrutiny has only exacerbated these challenges.

Post date: Friday, July 05, 2019

According to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA),[1] since 2010, more than 100 rural hospitals have closed.[2] This trend does not appear to be slowing. One recent study by Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Post date: Friday, July 05, 2019

Rural hospitals in America are closing at a rapid pace, and many others are experiencing severe challenges. The statistics reflecting the closings and financial challenges facing rural hospitals are readily available, but that is not the focus of this article.

Post date: Friday, July 05, 2019

Bankruptcy court jurisdiction over Medicare issues is increasingly important given the distressed state of the health care industry and skyrocketing level of bankruptcy filings by health care providers. On May 10, 2019, in Benjamin v.

Post date: Friday, July 05, 2019

The economic challenges in today’s current health care climate are well documented and run to the core of a fundamental national debate rearing its head in the upcoming 2020 election cycle. “Medicare for All” is more than a sound bite or political posture; the larger issue is whether U.S. citizens believe that access to affordable health care for all is a right in this country.

Post date: Monday, April 08, 2019

As any bankruptcy practitioner knows, laws other than the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code can significantly impact a debtor’s reorganization.

Post date: Monday, April 08, 2019

Many Americans lack health insurance.[1] Even people with health insurance may seek care from out-of-network hospitals that don’t participate in their health plans.[2] That is what happened with the debtor in In re Dietrich, because “his heal

Post date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Health care businesses are seeking bankruptcy relief in increasing numbers.[1] Often, company assets are sold pursuant to § 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.[2] Such sales benefit not only the debtor’s creditors, but also the community — providing for the continuation of medical car

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Fri, 2017-12-01

Hosted by the Health Care, Real Estate, and Technology and Intellectual Property Committees This panel will explore the rapidly changing world of information technology and medical device technology, and how it is transforming the health care system in America. Just as importantly, the panelists will discuss the financial implications and issues impacting health care providers due to the costs associated with these technological changes, and how they are dealt with in the circumstance of a financially distressed health care business.

Fri, 2017-09-08

The panelists for this webinar will discuss the various types of health care cases and the competing interests that arise from a number of perspectives, including debtor, creditor, and provider-side interests. The panel will provide an overview of the uniqueness of bankruptcy health care cases and identify proven strategies to assist practitioners to guide unsecured creditors through these difficult and often complex reorganizations.

Sat, 2017-04-22

This panel hosted by the Asset Sales and Health Care Committees will discuss the Top 10 Issues to Be Aware of When Buying a Health Care Business, and How to Plan for the Inevitable Surprises.

Fri, 2016-04-15

Who Pays the Price for Health Care Insolvencies: the Consumer, the Vendors or the Public at Large?

Sat, 2015-04-18

Hemorrhaging Hospitals: Labor Issues in the Healthcare Insolvency E.R.

Mr. Andrew C. Helman
Co-Chair
Murray Plumb & Murray
Portland, ME
(207) 523-8290

Ms. Suzanne Koenig
Co-Chair
SAK Management Services, LLC
Riverwoods, IL
(847) 446-8400

Mr. Warren J. Martin, Jr.
Communications Manager
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
Morristown, NJ
(973) 538-4006

Mr. Daniel I. Waxman
Education Director
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Lexington, KY
(859) 288-7471

Ms. Liz Nicolle Boydston
Membership Relations Director
Polsinelli (Other Locations)
Dallas, TX
(214) 661-5557

Ms. Elizabeth J. Austin
Newsletter Editor
Pullman & Comley, LLC
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 330-2243

Mr. Adam T. Berkowitz
Special Projects Leader
Garfunkel Wild, PC
Great Neck, NY
(516) 393-2216

Mr. Brian Bonaviri
Special Projects Leader
Grant Thornton LLP
Charlotte, NC


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