Health care legal advisors are often called on to rationalize and synthesize these conflicting laws and policies while assisting clients to meet current market demands in developing competitive integrated delivery systems ("IDS"). This article explores the myriad of laws and regulations that affect integrated delivery systems development and proposes a practical approach for reconciling conflicting laws and policies. Some legal practitioners may recognize the proposed method as the process they already follow. For others, the suggestions in this article will hopefully challenge them to see conflicts of law and policy as opportunities to engage in creative thinking.
Anthony D. Shaffer & Peter A. Pavarini, Resolving Conflicting Laws and Policy in Integrated Delivery Systems Development, 12 J.L. & Health 85 (1997-1998)