Clinical Integration and ACO Alert

News and Information from Broad and Cassel's Health Law Practice Group

November 2014
Volume 4, Issue 6
Practice Group Update

Gabriel Imperato:

11/19-11/20: HCCA November Basic Compliance Academy, Orlando, FL  

12/3-12/4: HCCA December Basic Compliance Academy, San Diego, CA  



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Mike Segal


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 Stephen Siegel  

 Stephen Siegel 

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Heather Miller

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McKenzie Livingston  

McKenzie Livingston


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To our clients and friends:


I hope that most of you were able to attend our Fourth Annual Health Care Forum in September.  We had a great crowd, and a lot of very useful health care information was disseminated by the esteemed members of our panels, and our two featured speakers.  Be sure to attend the next South Florida forum, which will likely be in September 2015.


I also want to let you know that we are now planning to have an additional Health Care Forum in Orlando, likely in March 2015.  This forum will have different subject matters than the South Florida version, and I think that many of you will want to come.  You will be getting more information about this exciting event soon.


Please enjoy this edition of our Clinical Integration and ACO Alert! 



Mike Segal

Health Law Practice Group Chair

Broad and Cassel

2015 Florida Legislature: Predictions for High Profile Health Care Issues
By: Stephen H. Siegel, Esq.
Once the elections are over and we know the identity of Florida's next governor and the composition of the Florida Legislature, a great deal of attention will be given to determining which pieces of legislation will be considered and which stand a likelihood of being adopted in some form.

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Accountable Care Organizations Struggling with Health Information Technology Interoperability
By: McKenzie Livingston

A recent survey by Premier, Inc. and the eHealth Initiative shows that while most Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) report having core health information technology (HIT) in place, a lack of interoperability across systems and providers is still a barrier to accomplishing successful health care coordination. 


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Heather Miller Receives 40 Under 40 Award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Heather Miller, senior counsel in the Miami office of Broad and Cassel, has received the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida award.

This year's 40 Under 40 nominees have demonstrated excellence in the legal field and contributions to the community. Miller will be recognized at a gala event benefitting the Foundation, which aims to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
CMS Unveils New ACO Investment Model to Support Healthcare Coordination
By: McKenzie Livingston

The Centers for Medicare & Medical Services (CMS) encouragers healthcare providers to participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), which creates financial incentives for ACOs that lower growth in health care costs while meeting performance standards on quality of care and putting Medicare beneficiaries first.


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 About Us
With more than 20 attorneys and a full complement of support staff, Broad and Cassel's Health Law Practice Group is intimately aware of the complex issues faced by health care providers, suppliers and consumers. 
Broad and Cassel has more lawyers certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education than any other firm in the state. The group holds a collective Band One ranking with Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, the highest Chambers award possible. Additionally, our individual attorneys are continually recognized both locally and nationally for their knowledge and experience.
Fundamental changes to the nation's health care delivery system are occurring at an accelerated rate, requiring those in the industry to establish and refine their practices and policies to comply with new regulations. The attorneys of our Health Law Practice Group are prepared to discuss these changes and the potential impact they will have on health care providers of all types.