Jack Rovner: Media

Interviews and Quotes

  • With Just Nine Months ’til Open Enrollment, 2013 Will Be Perilous Year for Exchanges, quoted in Inside Health Insurance Exchanges (Jan. 2013)
  • Health Reform Drives Medicaid, Medicare, Fraud and Abuse to Top Ranks for 2013, quoted in 22 BNA Health Law Reporter 39 (Jan. 10, 2013)
  • Mich. Regulator Clamps Down on MFN Clauses in Insurers’ Contracts, quoted in The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans (Aug. 2012); featured in AIS’s Health Business Daily (Aug. 22, 2012)
  • Supreme Court Poised to Determine if Review of State Action Immunity Ruling Warranted, quoted in 21 BNA Health Law Reporter 867 (June 21, 2012)
  • Legality of Blue Cross Blue Shield MFNs Subject of Multiple Federal Court Lawsuits, quoted in 21 BNA Health Law Reporter 413 (Mar. 22, 2012)
  • Quote of the Day, AIS’s Health Business Daily (Mar. 14, 2012), quote from Maine Court Decision Upholding Rate Review May Buoy Other States, Health Plan Week (Mar. 5, 2012); featured in Government News of the Week (Mar. 5, 2012)
  • HHS Cites PCIP Claims Expenses Above State High-Risk Pool Costs, quoted in AIS’s Health Reform Week (Mar. 12, 2012); featured in Government News of the Week (Mar. 12, 2012)
  • Outlook 2012—Regulatory Challenges, Uncertainty Make Health Care Reform Top Health Law Issue, quoted in 21 BNA Health Law Reporter 1 (Jan. 5, 2012)
  • Eleventh Circuit Hands FTC Defeat in Suit Over State Action Immunity Merger Defense, quoted in 20 BNA Health Law Reporter 1807 (Dec. 15, 2011)
  • Aetna Files Suit Against Michigan Blue Over Parity Clauses in Hospital Contracts, quoted in 17 BNA Health Insurance Report 13 (Dec. 14, 2011)
  • Michigan Blues Faces Aetna Lawsuit Over “Exclusionary” Hospital Contracts, quoted in Health Plan Week (Dec. 12, 2011)
  • Michigan Blues Faces Another Lawsuit Over Pricing Contracts, This Time from Aetna, quoted in The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans (Dec. 2011)
  • Hospital Contracts Come Under Fire with Aetna Lawsuit Against Michigan Blues, quoted in AISHealth.com (Dec. 12, 2011)
  • Hospital Merger Challenged, quoted in 41 Modern Healthcare 12 (Nov. 28, 2011)
  • FTC Claims Hospital Authority Straw Man, Urges Court to Reject State Action Immunity, quoted in 20 BNA Health Law Reporter 1173 (Aug. 4, 2011)
  • Court Bars FTC Attempt to Block Hospital Acquisition, Eleventh Circuit Appeal Filed, quoted in 20 BNA Health Law Reporter 1017 (July 7, 2011)
  • Leaping Hurdles—Antitrust Clearance Costly, Offers No Guarantee: AHA, quoted in 41 Modern Healthcare 7 (June 6, 2011)
  • DOJ Widens Investigation of Blues’ “Anti-Competitive” Provider Pacts, quoted in Health Plan Week (Apr. 4, 2011)
  • DOL Delays Appeals Provisions, Indicates Revisions Are Coming, quoted in AIS’s Health Reform Week (Mar. 28, 2011)
  • Proposed Settlement with Texas Hospital Addresses Exclusionary Conduct Allegations, quoted in 20 BNA Health Law Reporter 315 (Mar. 3, 2011)
  • HHS-Formed Panel Mulls if Plans Must Offer Free Contraceptives as Preventive Care, quoted in AIS’s Health Reform Week (Feb. 14, 2011)
  • Quote of the Day, AIS’s Health Business Daily (Feb. 22, 2011), quote from Loose-Knit Physician Groups Seek Advice on How to Form ‘Virtual’ ACOs, in ACO Business News (Feb. 2011)
  • Loose-Knit Physician Groups Seek Advice on How to Form ‘Virtual’ ACOs, quoted in ACO Business News (Feb. 2011)
  • IOM Starts Hearing on “Essential Health Benefits” Package to Be Used in Exchanges, quoted in AIS’s Health Reform Week (Jan. 17, 2011)
  • Outlook 2011—Fraud Enforcement Top Health Law Issue as Industry Faces Reform’s Uncertainties, quoted in 20 BNA Health Law Reporter 5 (Jan. 6, 2011)
  • Quote of the Day, AIS’s Health Business Daily (Jan. 13, 2011), quote from ACOs May Find the Long Arm of State Law Extends to Them, in ACO Business News (Jan. 2011)
  • ACOs May Find the Long Arm of State Law Extends to Them, quoted in ACO Business News (Jan. 2011)
  • ACOs See No Shortage of State Laws Governing Them, quoted in ACO Business News (Jan. 2011)
  • DOJ, FTC Inform Congress that Expedited ACO Review Is Coming, quoted in ACO Business News (Jan. 2011)
  • CMS Seeks Input Mainly on ACO Structure, But Market Power Issues Remain a Concern, quoted in ACO Business News (Dec. 2010)
  • Blood in the Water May Trigger Republican Frenzy to Shred Reform Law Provisions, quoted in Health Plan Week (Nov. 8, 2010)
  • Antitrust Worries May Be Addressed by “Safe Harbors” Coming from FTC, quoted in ACO Business News (Nov. 2010)
  • Sponsors Remain Perplexed Over What Grandfathered Plans Can Do (with Chart: Employer Responses on Plan Design Due to Grandfathered Status Provisions), quoted in AIS’s Health Reform Week (Oct. 25, 2010)
  • Justice Department, Michigan AG Sue Blue Cross Over Use of Parity Clauses, quoted in 19 BNA Health Law Reporter 1449 (Oct. 21, 2010)
  • Stakeholders Tell FTC, HHS Representatives of Need for Fraud, Antitrust ACO Guidelines, quoted in 19 BNA Health Law Reporter 1424 (Oct. 14, 2010)
  • Regulatory Actions on “Child Only” May Not Allay Insurer Concerns, quoted in AIS’s Health Reform Week (Oct. 4, 2010)
  • Antitrust, Cost Savings Concerns Linger in Wake of GAO, Minority Staff GPO Reports, quoted in 19 BNA Health Law Reporter 1347 (Sept. 30, 2010)
  • Breach List Update: Tally Changes—WellPoint Slashes Estimate of Breach Impact,
 quoted in HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (Aug. 24, 2010)
  • Creating a Security Game Plan: Attorneys Offer Practical Tips for Hospitals, Clinics,
 quoted in HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (Aug. 18, 2010)
  • HHS Rule Calls for Rich Benefits at Standard Rates for High Risks, quoted in AIS’s Health Reform Week (Aug. 11, 2010)
  • HHS Preventive Services Rule May Raise Premium Costs by 1.5%, quoted in AIS’s Health Reform Week (July 19, 2010)
  • Supreme Court’s Concerted Action Decision Applies to Health Care Provider Collaboration, quoted in 19 BNA Health Law Reporter 765 (June 3, 2010)
  • Obama Supreme Court Nomination Would Bring Health Care “Blank Slate”, quoted in 19 BNA Health Law Reporter 675 (May 13, 2010)
  • Obama’s Health Summit Faces Long Odds Against Success, quoted in McClatchy Newspapers (Feb. 9, 2010)
  • Outlook 2010—Restructuring, Consolidation in Health Care Make Reform Top Health Law Issue for 2010, quoted in 19 BNA Health Law Reporter 5 (Jan. 7, 2010)
  • Effort to Explore Merger Guidelines Update Likely to Affect Health Care, Attorneys Say, quoted in 18 BNA Health Law Reporter 1519 (Nov. 19, 2009)
  • Pfizer Pay-Out Shows Compliance Is Needed, quoted in
 Managed Healthcare Executive E-News (Oct. 15, 2009)
  • Bills to Repeal McCarran-Ferguson Act for Health, Malpractice Insurers Introduced, quoted in 18 BNA Health Law Reporter 1249 (Sept. 24, 2009)
  • AHLA Stark Reform Proposals Welcome, Have Little Chance of Success, Attorneys Say, quoted in 18 BNA Health Law Reporter 1105 (Aug . 20, 2009)
  • AHA Report Seeks More Scrutiny of Plans, Says Consolidation Thwarts Care, Innovation, quoted in 18 BNA Health Law Reporter 621 (May 14, 2009)
  • MA Plans May Use Stimulus Money, Own Funds for Providers’ EHRs, quoted in Medicare Advantage News (Mar. 19, 2009)
  • Carrots, Sticks Used to Push EHR Adoption; Clock Ticking on Stark, Kickback Exceptions, quoted in Report on Medicare Compliance (Mar. 2, 2009)
  • Stimulus Legislation Will Affect Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Plans with More Funding for IT, Tough Privacy Rules, quoted in AIS’s Health Business Daily (Feb. 27, 2009)
  • Stimulus Law Will Affect MA, Medicaid Plans Via More Funding for IT, Tough Privacy Rules, quoted in Medicare Advantage News (Feb. 19, 2009)
  • A Battle Over Mail-Order Drugs, quoted in The Boston Globe (Feb. 2, 2009)
  • Move Toward Integration, Cooperation by Providers Seen as Key Reform Need, quoted in 18 BNA Health Law Reporter 89 (Jan. 22, 2009)
  • Outlook 2009—Health Care Reform Top Health Law Issue as Economy, New Leadership Drive Change, quoted in 18 BNA Health Law Reporter 5 (Jan. 8, 2009)
  • Daschle to Lead Health Reform Drive, quoted in Financial Times (Nov. 20, 2008)
  • Lobbying for Reform; Baucus Raises Ante with Ambitious 90-Page Plan, quoted in 38 Modern Healthcare 8 (Nov. 17, 2008)
  • Compare and Contrast the Obama and McCain Health Plans, podcast interview in Health Business Blog (Oct. 31, 2008)
  • The Specter of Sweeping Health Reform Has Health Plans, Lobbyists Holding Their Breath until Nov. 4, quoted in AIS’s Health Business Daily (Oct. 8, 2008)
  • Specter of Sweeping Reform Has Plans, Lobbyists Holding Breath Until November, quoted in Health Plan Week (Sept. 15, 2008)
  • HealthMarkets Intends to Exit MA in 2009 After Gaining Few PFFS Members this Year, quoted in Medicare Advantage News (Sept. 11, 2008)
  • CMS Steps Up Data Requirements Plan in Attempt to Improve Risk-Adjusted Pay, quoted in 19 BNA Medicare Report 935 (Aug. 15, 2008)
  • Summertime Work Not Easy, quoted in Chicago Tribune (July 28, 2008)
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds FTC Action Finding that Texas Physicians Fixed Prices, quoted in 17 BNA Health Law Reporter 699 (May 22, 2008)
  • FTC, State Attorney General File Lawsuit to Block Merger of Virginia Health Systems, quoted in BNA Health Care Policy Report (May 19, 2008) and in 17 BNA Health Law Reporter 671 (May 15, 2008)
  • Two Connecticut Chiropractor Associates Settle FTC Claims over Health Plan Boycott, quoted in 17 BNA Health Law Reporter 367 (Mar. 13, 2008)
  • Lawyers Prescribe Caution for Companies Pushing Wellness Programs, quoted in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (Feb. 27, 2008)
  • Evolving Attitude Toward Retail Clinics Seen in New Hospital Business Models, quoted in 17 BNA Health Law Reporter 159 (Jan. 31, 2008)
  • Outlook 2008—Health Care Quality, Fraud and Abuse Top List of Health Law Issues for 2008, quoted in 17 BNA Health Law Reporter 5 (Jan. 3, 2008)
  • Plan Sponsors Get Reprieve from Mandatory Self-Reporting; Is It Just Temporary?, quoted in Medicare Part D News (Jan. 2008)
  • Compliance Obligations Broaden for MA Plans under Final Rule, quoted in Medicare Advantage News (Dec. 20, 2007)
  • Court Allows Sherman Act Claims to Proceed in Imaging Center’s Case against Hospital, quoted in 16 BNA Health Law Reporter 1399 (Nov. 29, 2007)
  • House Committee Approves Bill to Exempt Independent Pharmacies from Antitrust Laws, quoted in 16 BNA Health Law Reporter 1363 (Nov. 15, 2007)
  • CMS Takes More Steps to Regulate PFFS, as Plans Prepare to File 2008 Medicare Bids, quoted in Medicare Advantage News (May 31, 2007)
  • Collaboration or Turf Battle: States and CMS Remain at Odds about MA Plans’ Oversight, quoted in Medicare Advantage News (May 31, 2007)
  • State AGs Reach Deal with Group Seen Influencing Health Care Purchasers, quoted in 16 BNA Health Law Reporter 127 (Feb. 1, 2007)
  • Medicare Drug Benefit, Physician Payment Top Congressional Agenda, quoted in 18 BNA Medicare Report 41 (Jan. 12, 2007)
  • Outlook 2007—Fraud and Abuse again Takes Top Spot among Health Law Issues for Coming Year, quoted in 16 BNA Health Law Reporter 5 (Jan. 4, 2007)
  • Perspective: The Importance of Standardized Health ID Cards for the National Health Information Network, quoted in Nationwide Health Information Network (Dec. 8, 2006)
  • ISO, Key to Health ID Cards?, quoted in Healthcare Informatics Online (Nov. 29, 2006)
  • Health Care Top Priority in New Congress as Democrats Wrest Control of Both Houses, quoted in 15 BNA Health Law Reporter 1307 (Nov. 16, 2006)
  • Panel Names Subgroups to Write Specs for Combined Insurance ID/Financial Cards, quoted in 14 BNA Health Care Policy Report 1559 (Nov. 13, 2006) and in 5 BNA Privacy & Security Law Report 1559 (Nov. 13, 2006)
  • Industry Officials to Study Health Insurance ID Cards that Could include Financial Data, quoted in 15 BNA Health Law Reporter 1279 (Nov. 9, 2006)
  • Health Care Panel Picks Groups to Write Specifications for Combined Insurance ID/Financial Cards, quoted in BNA Daily Report for Executives (Nov. 6, 2006)
  • All Eyes on Medicare Advantage Program Hit with Changes in 2006, quoted in BNA Health Plan & Provider Report (Jan. 25, 2006)
  • Medicare Part D Drug Benefit Brings Significant Program Changes, Uncertainty, quoted in 17 BNA Medicare Report 62 (Jan. 13, 2006)
  • Privacy, Security of Health Care e-Records Is a Top Policy Issue for 2006, Experts Say, quoted in 5 BNA Privacy & Security Law Report 30 (Jan. 9, 2006)
  • Outlook 2006—Fraud and Abuse Commands Premier Spot Among Key Health Law Issues, Attorneys Say, quoted in 15 BNA Health Law Reporter 5 (Jan. 5, 2006)
  • Hospital/Physician Financial Integration: Different This Time, But Will It Be Better?, quoted in 14 BNA Health Law Reporter 1543 (Dec. 8, 2005)
  • Turnaround in Private Medicare Expected Due to Health Plan Interest, quoted in 16 BNA Medicare Report 815 (July 8, 2005)
  • Medicare Law’s Innovations May Involve New Exposure to Fraud Rules, Lawyers Warn, quoted in 15 BNA Medicare Report 1497 (Dec. 10, 2004) and in 13 BNA Health Law Reporter 1744 (Dec. 9, 2004)