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Second Opinions Are Not Just for Patients: The Benefits of an Appraisal Review

October 09, 2018 Matthew J. Muller, ASA
Published: 10/9/2018 | Author: Matthew J. Muller, ASA
 
Last year,  we  outlined reasons  on why having an appraisal review completed may be a prudent step in the transaction process.    Healthcare t ransaction activity  during the last year   has  continue d  at a rapid pace, with buyers and sellers becoming increasingly aware of the [...]
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Dangerous Waters: When Median Benchmarks are Not a Safe Harbor - Part 3

September 27, 2018 Stephanie Tafoya
As discussed in parts one and two, both of which are hyperlinked below, median benchmarks are not an automatic safe harbor for  establishing compensation that is consistent with FMV.  It is important to understand the underlying survey data in order to keep a compensation arrangement from walking the plank.  In Part Three, learn about common [...]
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Pathways to Success: Proposed Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program May Impact ACO Enterprise Valuations

Published: 09/25/2018 | Authors: Hunter Outcalt, MTX, CPA and
 
On August 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule, referred to as “Pathways to Success,” with several proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). Currently, the majority of Accountable [...]
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Avoid Cost Landmines: Assessing Trends in Payments for Hospital-Based Physician Services

September 20, 2018 Luis Argueso

Published: 09/20/2018 | Author: Luis Argueso

A glance at new data reveals interesting trends regarding payments for hospital-based professional service lines.  MD Ranger, Inc. publishes benchmark data related to total annual payments made by facilities to independent contractor physician groups who cover hospital-based service lines (e.g., [...]

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Impact of Proposed CMS Changes to Telemedicine Reimbursement

Published: 07/25/2018 | Authors: Luis Argueso and Kevin Cassell 

The primary barrier to adoption of telemedicine as a universal tool for providing medicine has been the lack of reimbursement for telemedicine services.[1]  On July 21, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took a major step towards facilitating reimbursement [...]

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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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