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Three Keys to Drive a Successful Sale of Your Business

By |2019-09-20T15:40:20+00:00September 18, 2019|News and Resources|

Over the years I received many questions about how I was able to successfully sell my business. While there are many components to consider, I believe it boils down to the following three keys: 1. Time -- As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend [...]

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A Breakdown of Contractual Limitations on Liability

By |2019-08-05T14:48:44+00:00August 5, 2019|News and Resources|

One of the most common negotiating tools is the use of contractual limitations on liability to establish the risk each party undertakes in an agreement. Each party always wants to limit its own risk, while at the same time requiring the other party to maintain full liability. Negotiating these types of limitations of liability provisions [...]

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Know The Terms Of Your Preferred Equity

By |2019-07-03T17:23:57+00:00July 3, 2019|News and Resources|

We are often involved with assisting companies raising capital, and these companies can be at various stages of their business life cycles. For example, a start-up company might be raising capital for a wide variety of reasons (such as hiring a sales force, product development, etc.) and a middle-stage company might be raising capital for [...]

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Preparing to Sell a Practice: A Seller-Side Guide for Healthcare Providers

By |2019-06-05T14:23:46+00:00June 5, 2019|News and Resources|

The successful sale of a healthcare practice largely depends on business operations during the growth stage of the business. Buyers understand that efficient, compliant operations during the growth stage can lead to profitability and expansion post-transaction. Unfortunately, many practices cut corners to reduce short-term expenses when growing the business. Cutting corners may save money in [...]

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What is the Difference between a ROFO and ROFR?

By |2018-08-22T17:32:53+00:00August 22, 2018|News and Resources|

A Right of First Offer (“ROFO”) and a Right of First Refusal (“ROFR”) are both contractual obligations that often arise in the context of a lease arrangement or in connection with selling an asset (such as a piece of property).  These provisions restrict the assets held or leased by an owner and benefit the holder [...]

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New Opioid Law

By |2018-07-19T12:07:47+00:00July 19, 2018|News and Resources|

On March 19, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 21 into law, which increases the regulation of prescriptions for controlled substances and expands the use of the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (“PDMP”).   This new law became effective on July 1, 2018. Limits for Prescriptions for Controlled Substances for Treatment for Acute Pain Prescriptions [...]

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Modifier 25 On The Government’s Radar… Again

By |2018-07-17T12:06:24+00:00July 17, 2018|News and Resources|

Federal Government scrutiny over healthcare providers’ use of CPT Code Modifier 25 is not new, but we are seeing an uptick in enforcement.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), has targeted the use of Modifier 25 in its yearly work plans. The OIG’s yearly work plans outline the [...]

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Clinical Lab Licensure Update

By |2018-07-11T13:32:03+00:00July 11, 2018|News and Resources|

On March 20, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 622 into law, which made significant changes relevant to clinical laboratories governed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”).  This law became effective July 1, 2018. Previously, facilities performing any “non-waived” clinical laboratory testing (i.e., testing using a microscope) had to obtain a state [...]

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Direct Primary Care

By |2018-06-27T19:55:10+00:00June 27, 2018|News and Resources|

On March 24, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 37 into law specifying that direct primary care agreements are not insurance. Under direct primary care agreements, primary care providers enter into private contracts with their patients and charge them monthly fees in advance of providing services, with no third-party billing. This law is effective [...]

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Health Care Clinic Certificate of Exemption

By |2018-06-26T14:00:31+00:00June 26, 2018|News and Resources|

On March 20, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 622 into law, which made significant changes relevant to various health care facilities governed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”).  This law is effective July 1, 2018. One change is with regards to the health care clinic certificate of exemption. A health care [...]

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30,000 Foot View: Asset Sale vs. Stock Sale

By |2016-10-05T10:31:19+00:00October 5, 2016|News and Resources|

You have been running your business for years, perhaps even decades, and the time has come for you to transition the business to someone else. The buyer of your business could take a variety of forms, such as a key employee, family member, a competitor in your particular industry or a private equity group. Regardless [...]

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New HHS Guidance Suggests EMR Vendors and Other Business Associates Cannot Hold Protected Health Information Hostage

By |2016-10-05T10:14:04+00:00October 5, 2016|News and Resources|

The Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") recently issued guidance regarding the practice of a Business Associate cutting off a Covered Entity's access to Protected Health Information ("PHI"). This may occur when a healthcare provider refuses to pay its electronic medical records (“EMR”) vendor or when the provider decides to switch vendors. The EMR vendor may [...]

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