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March 13, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart Health Care Attorneys Author White Paper On Hospital and Independent Physician Alignment

Numerous policy initiatives are now being implemented to transform the nation’s health care system. The overall goal is to improve outcomes, enhance quality and value, and reduce health care costs. Polsinelli Shughart Health Care Shareholders Bruce Johnson and Janice Anderson have authored a white paper titled, “Hospital and Independent Physician Alignment: Structural Options, Business and Compliance Considerations.”

In it they write that Medicare program rules governing hospital inpatient quality reporting, value-based purchasing and payment incentives linked to preventable conditions and readmission rates have been released, and similar policies are well under way for physicians. These and other changes are transforming the health care payment and delivery environment, and breaking down the silos that have traditionally existed between hospitals and physicians.

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For more information contact Business Development Manager Stuart Smith, sesmith@polsinelli.com

Bruce Johnson brings both legal and management perspectives to health care-related legal issues. His extensive experience as a health care attorney and consultant includes providing representation and services to medical groups, hospitals, academic practice plans and other health care enterprises in a variety of operational, regulatory and transactional matters. Mr. Johnson has extensive experience in the application of the Stark self-referral prohibition, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, tax-exempt organizations, antitrust, and other legal issues to health care business transactions.

Janice A. Anderson has over 25 years' experience focusing on health regulatory and compliance issues and more than 30 years' experience working in the health care industry. Her practice focuses on corporate health care and transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, hospital/physician and other joint ventures, physician relationships and contracting. She has advised her clients in the development of health care business structures to achieve strategic goals and has specific expertise in structuring hospital/physician alignment strategies to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care.

About Polsinelli Shughart
With 580 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.