There are many federal regulations to consider when a healthcare lawyer creates and evaluates a particular healthcare business transaction. The healthcare market is highly competitive with the formation of healthcare business transactions on the rise. Hospitals and physicians seek dynamic and cost effective ways to deliver healthcare and partnerships are being formed between physicians and hospitals. These partnerships add to the marked increase in healthcare business transactions along with the progressed development of the physician hospital organization (“PHO”). Attorneys who execute healthcare business transactions on behalf of clients have to follow the federal laws. Part I sets forth potential ethics pitfalls within a hypothetical healthcare business transaction. Part II analyzes legal implications that arise from these transactions. Part III considers and surveys the ethical issues that physicians face in such transactions. Part IV sets forth the conclusions and recommendations.
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