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Monthly Archives: October 2011

The New ACO Guidelines Are Here! The New ACO Guidelines Are Here!

Posted in FTC

Yesterday, the FTC and DOJ announced the release of their Joint Policy Statement regarding the enforcement of U.S. antitrust laws with respect to Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”).  This is reminiscent of when the Agencies issued their Joint Healthcare Guidelines in 1994, and capitation, HMOs, PPOs and PHOs were the topics of issue.  It should be interesting to see… Continue Reading

How Will Free Trade With South Korea Impact IP?

Posted in IP, Patents

Yesterday, it was reported that Congress passed free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Columbia.  The agreements are suppose to, among other things, significantly remove duties and phase out tariffs on various U.S. exports.  However, it has also been reported that there are provisions affecting intellectual property law, which must be ratified by the… Continue Reading