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A Common Complication with Lease Arrangements/PSAs - Overhead in Multi-specialty Groups

Posted 3:14 PM by
Even though lease arrangements (aka, professional services agreements, or PSAs) for some specialists make financial sense for the individual MDs, an important challenge is figuring out how to integrate these arrangements in a multi-specialty setting.
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Heaton to Present at National Healthcare Conference

Posted 6:18 PM by
Mike Heaton, a partner in Katz, Sapper & Miller's Healthcare Resources Group, will present at the upcoming Neurosurgery Executives' Resource Value & Education Society (NERVES) Annual Meeting, April 7 - 9, 2011 in Denver, CO.
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IRS Requests Feedback Regarding Excise Tax on Medical Devices

Posted 8:23 PM by
You may have heard about the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, designed to make changes to the previously passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But you may not have heard that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is inviting the public to comment on issues that have arisen from this act.
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2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Posted 1:29 PM by
Last week, CMS issued its proposed 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for a comment period. The proposed rule implements key provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2011.
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How the New Small Business Jobs Act Will Help Your Business

Posted 3:43 PM by
The 2010 Small Business Act contains many provisions that will aid businesses of all sizes and in all industries, including manufacturing and distribution, life sciences, technology, and healthcare.
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Progress Lacking on Meaningful Use for Electronic Health Records

Posted 3:15 PM by
A Health Affairs article published last week indicated that only two percent of U.S. hospitals reported having electronic health records (EHR) that would meet the government's meaningful use standards.
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Upcoming Event - Indiana Medical Group Management Association (IMGMA) 2010 Fall Conference and Vendor Show

Posted 7:38 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP will be participating in this year's IMGMA 2010 Fall Conference and Vendor Show, to be held August 31 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North in Carmel, Indiana.
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Senate Passes 2.2% Medicare Payment Increase

Posted 6:34 PM by
As anticipated, the Senate passed a six-month Medicare payment fix after it became clear no long-term deal would be struck. This latest bill calls for a 2.2% increase in payments to physicians.
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New Changes Proposed for Telemedicine Services

Posted 6:28 PM by
On May 26, 2010, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed changes simplifying the credentialing process of practitioners providing telemedicine services. Currently, the originating hospital is responsible for credentialing and privileging each practitioner that provides telemedicine services at their hospital. Under the new rule, the originating hospital can rely on the credentialing and privileging decisions of the distant-site hospital.
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Upcoming Event - Indiana Medical Group Management Association (IMGMA) 2010 Spring Conference and Vendor Show

Posted 7:37 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP will be participating in this year's IMGMA 2010 Spring Conference and Vendor Show, to be held May 12 - 14 at the Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana.
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