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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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Excise Tax on Executive Compensation and How Much You End up Paying

Fred M. Lara, CFA, ASA, CVA | Published: 02/26/2019

2018 was the first tax year during which the new excise tax must be paid on compensation over $1,000,000 for any covered employees of 501(c)(3) organizations.  A covered employee is “any active or former employee who is one of the [...]

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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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Allegations of Improper and Excessive Physician Compensation

October 19, 2016 HealthCare Appraisers

Three times during September 2015, the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) issued its now-familiar press release to announce a high-dollar-value settlement agreement to resolve allegations relating to improper and excessive compensation in hospital-physician arrangements.  All three settlements were the result of qui tam lawsuits and were among the [...]

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