Health Care partner Michael Callahan commented to Medical Practice Compliance Alert on compliance challenges facing health care providers. Michael noted that trends in health care reform and new payment models, such as accountable care organizations (ACO), are leading to an increase in provider integration. With these alliances comes increase scrutiny for Stark and anti-kickback law violations. He added that these providers could also face antitrust challenges from competitors, stating, "Not everyone will be able to play in the sandbox, so you'll see economic battles." ("HIPAA, ICD-10 Among 6 Compliance Trends That Will Affect You in 2014," January 6, 2014)