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Many of the nation's leading health systems rely on Jones Day's health care practice for their legal needs and count on our multi-disciplinary team to deliver practical, business-oriented solutions to their most challenging problems.

Our integrated team of health care lawyers brings the best of Jones Day to each of our health care clients, handling every critical aspect of health care legal services. 

Because of our knowledge of the health care industry and the Firm's worldwide capabilities, Jones Day brings national and global experience and perspective to local health systems and their unique problems.  In addition, Jones Day is on the cutting edge of the health care industry’s emerging legal needs, including horizon issues, such as preparing for health care reform. We help major hospital systems, leading academic medical centers, and other industry participants adapt and transform to meet new economic and regulatory challenges as they arise.

Group Presentations
Affordable Care Act - Getting Ready to Pay or Play: ACA Compliance for Smaller and Growing Employers, May 30, 2013
Affordable Care Act - Getting Ready to Pay or Play: ACA Implementation for "Large" Employers, May 29, 2013
Past Seminar Materials
Videoconference Seminar on the Affordable Care Act, September 18, 2013
Jones Day 2013 Chicago Health Care Conference, April 9, 2013
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Government Files Statement of Interest Distinguishing Caronia in Off-Label Promotion False Claims Act Case
Toni-Ann Citera,Heidi A. Wendel, December 10, 2013
On November 7, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York filed a statement of interest in United States ex rel. Matthew Cestra, et al. v. Cephalon, Inc., et al., 10 Civ. 6457 (SHS) (S.D.N.Y.), in connection with a motion by the defendant pharmaceutical company to dismiss,...

Admissions of Wrongdoing: The Final Frontier
Heidi A. Wendel, November 15, 2013
Admissions of wrongdoing are the final frontier in civil fraud settlements—that elusive element that purportedly makes the payment of even large settlement amounts more than "just a cost of doing business" for the defendant companies. Federal law enforcement agencies have repeatedly...

FTC Expands Premerger Notification Requirements to Cover Certain Pharmaceutical Patent Licenses
, November 15, 2013
On November 6, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") amended the HSR Act rules to include additional pharmaceutical patent licenses under the premerger notification and waiting period requirements (the "amended rules"). The amended rules specify that an exclusive patent...

Dealing with the Affordable Care Act in Labor Contract Negotiations: Part II: The Looming Excise (a.k.a., Cadillac) Tax
, November 07, 2013
The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") imposes new taxes and fees on employers that will affect bargaining over health benefits. Some of these new costs, such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee and the Transitional Reinsurance Program applicable to plan issuers and sponsors,...

What's the Deal? The Affordable Care Act in Labor Contract Negotiations
, October 29, 2013
The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") infuses new complexities into collective bargaining negotiations over health insurance benefits. In past years, the challenge for many employers at the bargaining table has been to control escalating health insurance costs and to shift an increasing share...

Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds the NLRB's New "Overwhelming Community of Interest" Bargaining Unit Test
, October 07, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a recent decision, approved the National Labor Relations Board's ("NLRB") application of its new "overwhelming community of interest test" in bargaining unit determination cases. The case, Specialty Healthcare and Rehab. Ctr....

Expansion by the Acquisition of Financially Distressed Health Care Facilities and Companies: Opportunities and Challenges
, September 13, 2013
Market forces driven in large part by the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") require hospitals and health systems to build more comprehensive provider networks and to invest more heavily in the information systems necessary to manage care effectively. At the same time, these economic factors are...

Employer Wellness Programs: What Financial Incentives Are Permitted Under the Law?
, August 05, 2013
The rising cost of health care is a serious concern for employers who provide health benefits to their employees. In 1960, health care spending accounted for 5 percent of the United States' Gross Domestic Product ("GDP"). As of 2008, it had risen to 17 percent. By 2018, health care...

California Hospitals and Health Care Systems Beware: Proposed California Bill Would Require Payment of Prevailing Wages on Construction Funded by Conduit Revenue Bonds
James R. Dutro,Aaron R. Gruber,David J. Kates,Glenn L. Krinsky,Daniel D. McMillan, August 02, 2013
A proposed bill in the California Senate defines health care construction projects funded by conduit revenue bonds as "public works" and would require payment of prevailing wages to laborers. Consequently, the cost of hospital and health care construction funded with such bonds could...

The Affordable Care Act's "Play or Pay" Decision: How Do You Handle Contingent Workers Hired Through a Staffing Agency?
, July 22, 2013
Companies that use third parties to handle some or all of their staffing needs have special considerations in determining how to address the new Affordable Care Act's "play or pay" regime that requires employers to offer health coverage to full-time employees or risk paying a tax penalty....