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Showing 4 posts from August 2012.

Upcoming Workshop to Address Most-Favored-Nation- Clauses - Just Announced

On August 17, 2012, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that they will hold a joint public workshop addressing insurers’ use of most-favored-nation clauses (“MFNs”).  The all-day workshop will be held on September 10, 2012 in Washington DC and will be in-person, free and open to the public.  At the workshop, the agencies intend “to explore the use of MFN clauses and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy.”  The workshop will also include a series of panel discussions examining the legal treatment of MFNs, the economic theories concerning MFNs, and their impact upon the health care industry. Read More ›

Categories: Hospitals, Insurance, Physicians

Supplemental Retirement Plan Considerations for Health Care Managers

Retirement Planning ImageFor health care managers, there are a number of available options and strategies to consider when planning for retirement.  In addition to traditional employer plans, an exempt health care provider may also offer supplemental plan options to its managers and highly compensated employees.  Taking advantage of such benefits may prove to be a wise investment decision for health care managers. Read More ›

Categories: Employee Benefits, Employment, Hospitals, Physicians, Retirement

Supreme Court Holds that a Patent of the Process of Administering a Drug is Invalid

patent of the process of administering a drugRecently in the case of Mayo Collaborative Services v Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., the Supreme Court of the United States found two patents invalid because they claimed subject matter that was not patentable.  The patents in this case covered processes that help doctors who use thiopurine drugs to treat patients with autoimmune diseases determine whether a given dosage was too high or too low. Read More ›

Categories: Patents

Succession Planning Tips for Physicians

It is now widely accepted that planning for retirement is vitally important.  However, many business owners, including physicians, fail to properly plan for the transition of their businesses upon the owner’s or primary physician's retirement.  In fact, lack of succession planning is one of the most common reasons small medical practices fail.  In order to avoid such a result in your practice, please consider the following succession planning tips: Read More ›

Categories: Physicians, Retirement

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Best Lawyers® 2020

Congratulations to the attorneys of the Health Care practice group at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition. Firm-wide, 42 lawyers were listed. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and as lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Health Care practice group members listed in Best Lawyers are as follows:

To see the full list of Foster Swift attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2020, click here.