Marcy Hahn-Saperstein

Marcy Hahn-Saperstein

With a background in healthcare finance and as in-house counsel to a hospital, Marcy Hahn-Saperstein now serves as outside general counsel to hospitals and other healthcare providers. In this capacity, she structures, drafts, negotiates, and performs regulatory analyses for, corporate transactions, including equity and asset purchases, mergers, restructurings, and joint venture arrangements. On behalf of healthcare providers, Marcy drafts and negotiates physician practice acquisitions, facility and equipment leases, professional services and management agreements, and other agreements that arise in the operation of their business. She also assists her clients with licensing issues, including obtaining approvals from regulatory agencies necessitated by M&A-related changes of ownership, and she counsels clients on corporate governance matters.

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Possible Changes to Stark Law in 2019

Last summer The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) solicited input on potential amendments to the federal Physician Self-Referral Law (the Stark Law). CMS intends the amendments to eliminate obstacles to its stated goal of enhancing coordinated care and transitioning from volume-based to value-based payment systems.  By the end of last summer, almost 400 stakeholders had provided feedback, including … Continue Reading

Derailing the Gravy Train – Trump Unveils Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

Throughout his presidential campaign, President Trump championed the need to allow the government to negotiate drug prices on behalf of the Medicare program. However, that third rail for pharmaceutical companies was not included as part of the President’s recently released blueprint for lowering drug prices. Instead, the plan takes aim at the entire supply chain that lies between drug manufacturers … Continue Reading

Potential Implications to the ACA Under the Incoming Republican Administration – Part III: Hospitals

President Trump has been clear in his intention to repeal the ACA. In fact, among President Trump’s first executive orders was one seeking to “minimize the economic burden” associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to calling for its prompt repeal, he calls upon the executive branch to minimize the regulatory burdens of the ACA … Continue Reading

The AHA’s Letter to Santa Claus

The American Hospital Association, after having been “nice” all year, penned its letter to Santa Claus with its wish list for Christmas. Its four page letter (actually addressed to President-Elect Donald Trump at 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, not Santa at the North Pole) advised the incoming President of its own public policy priorities and their vision for healthcare reform. Some of … Continue Reading