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The Impact of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase’s Health Care Alliance on the Industry

February 27, 2018 Erica Jacobovits, JD

Published: 02/27/2018 | Author: Erica Jacobovits, JD

It is almost a truism that the health care system in the United States is one of the largest challenges currently facing our nation. It would seem that quality, affordability, and innovation present inherent tradeoffs – increasing one inextricably reduces the other, and it is thus difficult [...]


Student Loan Repayment and Physician Employment

Published: 12/12/2017 | Authors: Scott M. Safriet, CVA, MBA & Elizabeth Cohen, JD

For physicians that have recently completed their medical education, student loan repayment is an often asked for benefit when contemplating employment opportunities.  However, while not technically cash in hand to the physician, it is nonetheless considered a [...]


42 Million Reasons to Consider FMV in Marketing Arrangements

Published: 11/10/2017 | Authors: Daniel Levin, CFA & Nicholas Janiga, ASA

Over the past few years, marketing arrangements have drawn increased scrutiny from government regulators.  As an example, on June 28, 2017, the United States Department of Justice announced that a hospital located in Los Angeles, California had agreed to pay $42 million [...]


President Trump, the Opioid Crisis, and Fair Market Value

October 31, 2017 Luis Argueso

Published: 10/31/2017 | Author: Luis A. Argueso 

On October 26, 2017, President Trump declared that opioid addiction represented a “public health emergency,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Concurrent with this declaration, the administration outlined steps that it would take to ameliorate the harm caused by the opioid crisis. One such [...]


Call Coverage: Version 2.0

October 12, 2017 Cindy Alvarez, JD


Historically, hospitals relied on physicians to provide call coverage without compensation. Over the years, the industry has changed, and physicians have become less willing to provide on-call coverage without some form of remuneration. Faced with these new demands, hospitals struggle to secure adequate coverage to [...]


Shifting Paradigms? The Potential Impact of MACRA On What Constitutes Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness in Physician Transactions

September 20, 2017 Andrea Ferrari, JD, MPH

On November 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its “final rule with comment period” implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).1 This highly-anticipated final rule set forth new details, conditions, and timelines for the physician payment changes that will follow from MACRA, which [...]

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