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Capital Equipment Transactions:  Will a desktop appraisal work for me?

October 16, 2018 Jeffrey Doyle, ASA
A common question that arises when a capital equipment appraisal is needed relates to determining whether the appraisers need to inspect the equipment.  Depending on the availability of the data, quality of the data, and willingness of the parties to compile data, the appropriate scope of an appraisal may be a desktop appraisal.  Desktop [...]
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Dangerous Waters: When Median Benchmarks are Not a Safe Harbor - Part Two

June 19, 2018 Stephanie Tafoya

Author: Stephanie Tafoya

As discussed in a prior article, HAI examined the pitfalls of blindly relying on median benchmarks from compensation surveys.  It is worth reiterating that numerous whistleblower complaints resulting in newsworthy settlements[1] illustrate that median benchmarks are not an automatic safe harbor for compensation that is [...]

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Dangerous Waters: When Median Benchmarks are Not a Safe Harbor - Part One

June 12, 2018 Stephanie Tafoya

Author: Stephanie Tafoya

Some market participants think that selecting an appropriate compensation value that is consistent with fair market value (“FMV”) is as simple as selecting a median benchmark reported by a compensation survey.  Unfortunately, as proven through numerous whistleblower complaints resulting in newsworthy settlements,[1] [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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