PPACA: Illuminating The Dark Side Of Health Care

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT) -- "Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” wrote U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1913, addressing corruption and the banking industry. President Barack Obama is particularly fond of citing this adage, and his administration is putting it into practice in a proposed regulation implementing the transparency provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

This legislation seeks to shine the light of day on financial relationships among providers and manufacturers that may indicate potential conflicts of interest. Both legitimate and questionable arrangements will be exposed...
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