Healthcare Litigation Alert: Physicians and Others Affiliated with Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas Indicted in Massive Conspiracy

By Don Barbo, Managing Director and John Meindl, Manager VMG Health The U.S. Department of Justice announced on December 1, 2016, that various parties, including physicians and executives, affiliated with Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas (FPMC) have been charged in a federal indictment with various felony offenses stemming from their payment and/or receipt of.. read more →

Physician Practice Acquisition Valuations – A Primer on Fair Market Value

By John Meindl ByrdAdatto In the era of healthcare reform, physicians are increasingly choosing to merge or sell their professional practices to larger groups or hospital affiliated entities instead of navigating the increasingly complicated regulatory environment on a stand-alone basis. Beginning in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.. read more →

Determining Reasonable Price for Physician Non-Compete Buyouts: One Size Does Not Fit All!

By Don Barbo and John Meindl Becker’s Hospital Review Increasingly, physicians are choosing to enter employment relationships with larger practices or hospital-affiliated entities instead of owning their own practices. Employment contracts will often include non-competition covenants that restrict the employed physician from competing with the practice during and after the employment relationship has ended. Unfortunately,.. read more →