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In Bloomberg Law, Cross-Practice Team Analyzes Vertical Integration and Firewalls in Health Care Transactions

Practices: Health Care, Health Care Finance & Restructuring, Data Practice, Digital Health, Health Privacy & Security, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Antitrust

In a Bloomberg Law article published on June 19, health care partners Tim McCrystal and Adrianne Ortega (both of Boston) and antitrust associate David Young (Washington, D.C.) analyze the potential legal risks that  arise in health care industry vertical transactions. The article also examines key issues to consider when creating firewall structures to mitigate risks.

The authors explain that a range of legal issues may arise when organizations integrate vertically beyond their current line of business, including data sharing, antitrust, fraud and abuse laws, conflicts of interest, confidentiality obligations and corporate practice of medicine.

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