By LAURA M. PFEIFFENBERGER and MARK O. DIETRICH
Just as in the 1990s, there is a wave of consolidation in the health-care industry today that is affecting both the perception and the reality of physician practice value. In many cases, the economics of today’s transactions are similar to the ’90s and that does not bode well for the future.
By MARIA PEPE VanDerLAAN, MELISSA A. FEDERICO and STEPHANIE SOBKOWIAK
Technology within the health-care industry is changing rapidly. With the expansion of electronic information comes the risk of loss. This risk is heightened in the health-care industry because recent regulatory changes have expanded the responsibility of health-care organizations and their business associates to protect health information.
By JOAN W. FELDMAN and WILLIAM J. ROBERTS
Anyone who has been to a doctor’s office in the last 12 years, by now, knows that the federal government enacted a privacy and security law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
By DIANE W. WHITNEY
Medical marijuana is now legal in Connecticut, though still not legal under federal law. Control over the industry is in the hands of the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), which has chosen four companies to operate grow facilities and six to operate dispensary facilities.