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The Role of Valuation Firms in the Self-Disclosure Process

Author: Barbara Landy, MBA, MHS, FACHE | Published: 04/17/2019

Occasionally, healthcare entities may have the need to perform a review of their compensation arrangements with healthcare providers, which may surface compliance concerns about such arrangements.  Healthcare entities facing possible self-disclosure of violations under various [...]

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Special Fair Market Value (FMV) Considerations for International Physicians

April 02, 2019 Erica Jacobovits, JD

Author: Erica Jacobovits, JD | Published: 04/02/2019

It is a well-documented threat that the United States is currently facing a shortage of physicians, a trend which is expected to exacerbate in the near future.  According to one study conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the U.S. will face a shortage of as many as [...]

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Navigating the Complexities of Medical Director and Other Administrative Arrangements

Published: 03/13/2018 | Authors: Berta Narohna & Barbara Landy, MBA, MHS, FACHE

Physicians continue to be involved with the management and/or administrative oversight of many health care operations, including not only acute care hospitals, but group provider practices, insurance products, the operation of foundations, and an even widening [...]
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Transitioning Physicians to Value-Based Payment in A Regulatory Minefield: Will a New Interagency Task Force Lead the Way?

January 25, 2018 Andrea Ferrari, JD, MPH

Published: 01/25/2018 | Author: Andrea M. Ferrari, JD, MPH 

Since at least 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the Federal agency responsible for enforcing the Federal Physician Self-Referral Law (commonly known as the “Stark Law”), has acknowledged incongruity between the existing Federal law and regulations [...]

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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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Call Coverage: Version 2.0

October 12, 2017 Cindy Alvarez, JD

LOOK BACK TO MOVE FORWARD

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 [...]

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