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Institute Development: Creating Meaningful Partnerships Between Hospitals, Physicians

Posted 12:00 PM by
Healthcare reform is driving systemic change. Providers are now compelled to completely rethink how patient care is delivered, and that means working together in new, different and more productive settings. As a result, hospitals and physicians need to develop collaborative working relationships in order to take steps – together – toward the ultimate goal of achieving market success and improving the health of the community.
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David Charles and Mark Bernstein to Speak in New York on Funding Hospital Expansion in a Consolidated Market

Posted 7:45 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s David Charles and Mark Bernstein, together with the law firm Anderson Kill, will discuss “Funding Hospital Expansion in a Consolidated Market” on Thursday, Oct. 1.
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Co-Managed Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Growing Trend

Posted 8:26 PM by
A co-management agreement between a hospital and a physician group is an increasing trend among ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). A hospital will essentially buy out the physician’s ownership at fair market value and will in turn utilize and engage the physician group to oversee and manage the surgery center. 
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David Charles to Moderate Discussion at Healthcare Leaders of New York’s Financial Implications of Outpatient Care Event

Posted 11:53 AM by
David Charles, partner-in-charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Healthcare Resources Group, will serve as moderator for Healthcare Leaders of New York’s Oct. 16 event, “Financial Implications: The Push from Inpatient to Outpatient Care.”
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Continued Growth and Popularity of Accountable Care Organizations

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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) began formation in 2012 as part of the Affordable Care Act. An analysis conducted in May of 2014 reports that more than 600 ACOs now exist in the United States today. Even with their growing popularity, many providers are remaining cautious due to the significant investments that need to be made to develop the structure required for an ACO.
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Metric Achievement: A Growing Component of Physician Compensation

Posted 9:01 PM by
More and more, the healthcare marketplace is placing increased importance on patient satisfaction and quality care. As such, compensation models for physicians are increasingly emphasizing the importance of achieving certain patient satisfaction and quality-care metrics.
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Proper Tax Treatment of Ambulatory Surgery Center Income - A Complicated Matter

Posted 9:53 PM by
How do you determine whether a physician's income from an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) should be treated as passive income or active income on an individual income tax return? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how to treat ASC income, but below are some of the key issues to think about when considering whether ASC income should be passive or active.
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Accountable Care Organizations in the Headlines

Posted 9:50 PM by
There has been an enormous amount of movement, published data, commentary and opinion offered over the last several months surrounding Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Are they here to stay? Is this another HMO of the 90's situation? Who is winning and losing? How do we get started? Did you know that ACO participation is expected to double in 2014?
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Is Accepting Medicare Losing Money for Your Practice?

Posted 4:52 PM by
In the healthcare world today, as reimbursements decline, overhead expenses continue to increase, and it is becoming more and more difficult for independent practices to stay afloat. Physician practices have to put on their business hats and assess the viability of their organization based on their current business model.
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New Bill Introduced to Limit Stark Law’s In-office Ancillary Services Exception

Posted 5:05 PM by
A massive increase in referring physicians’ offerings of ancillary services in recent years has prompted some lawmakers to take action. On Aug. 1, 2013, H.R 2914 was introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) stating that “specified non-ancillary services” are not available for the exception, which include advanced diagnostic imaging services, anatomic pathology services, radiation therapy services and supplies, and physical therapy services.
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