Use of Non-Physician Healthcare Practitioners Expanding in California

by Jeanne L. Vance
The Healthcare Law Blog

I have been in healthcare legal practice since the mid-1990s.  During a summer in law school, I worked for the California Legislative Counsel Bureau, which is the agency that serves as legal counsel to the California legislature.  During my stint there, I recall various healthcare licentiates arguing about whether to expand the practice of non-physicians, with physicians generally asserting that such changes would be detrimental to healthcare quality and the other healthcare licentiates arguing that they provide a quality service at a more reasonable price-point. 

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WT Deals: Signature Healthcare Behavioral Health Hospital

Jeanne Vance assisted with licensing for Signature Healthcare Services as they expanded into the Sacramento region with the Sacramento Behavioral Health Hospital. The 117-bed facility is the first acute psychiatric hospital to be licensed in California in 30 years.

The hospital began accepting patients in December, but it is still adding staff and medical personnel. At full capacity, the facility will have 375-plus employees and providers.

More information can be found in the Sacramento Bee,

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Healthcare Transactions With Licensed Healthcare Professionals Trigger Corporate Practice Issues In California

by Jeanne L. Vance
The Healthcare Law Blog

This second transactions series installment involves consideration of professional licensing issues that arise in certain healthcare transactions with licensed professionals (including physicians), or so-called “corporate practice” issues. This series responds to the active transactional market for 2021 and the forecast for robust activity due to the interest of venture capital and private equity funds in healthcare investments.

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Jeanne L. Vance Appointed Chair Of The Regulation, Accreditation & Payment Practice Group Of The American Health Law Association

The Committee follows and develops content for AHLA members on issues related to healthcare reimbursement and coverage, including Medicare and other government payer laws, regulations, and instructions, as well as issues related to health care organizational accreditation such as the Joint Commission and other accrediting entity standards. Jeanne has been in leadership within AHLA for the past nine years and a member of AHLA for 27 years. The Committee leadership is comprised of a Chair,

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Revenue Cycle Impact On Healthcare M&A Transactions: Medicare Provider Agreement Assumption Choices Can Drive Transaction Structure

by Jeanne L. Vance
The Healthcare Law Blog

The past year in healthcare transactions has been one of the more interesting of my career, with the complete shutdown of certain industry segments for a period due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, modified business climate and reopenings, government stimulus payments through the CARES Act, Payroll Protection Program and Accelerated Payment Programs, ongoing tax changes (including potential for higher capital gain tax rates), high enterprise valuations and low borrowing costs. We view 2021 as an active market for acquisitions,

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