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Government Using Data Analysis to Target Providers

By |2016-10-05T06:33:55+00:00October 5, 2016|News and Resources|

In May 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) created the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). The HEAT initiative is a multi-agency team of federal, state, and local investigators that use data analysis techniques to fight health care fraud, such as data mining, predictive [...]

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Healthcare Providers Required to Implement Non-Discrimination Practices under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

By |2016-10-05T06:33:28+00:00October 5, 2016|News and Resources|

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age by any health care program or activity which receives federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. It is the first Federal civil rights law to broadly prohibit sex...

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RezLegal Newsletters

By |2016-08-01T10:14:16+00:00August 1, 2016|News and Resources|

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age by any health care program or activity which receives federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.  It is the first Federal civil rights law to broadly prohibit sex discrimination in health [...]

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Common Pitfalls When Branding your Business

By |2016-06-29T20:49:44+00:00June 29, 2016|News and Resources|

Most business owners can agree on one thing:  the importance of a business plan.  Most business owners, however, often overlook the importance of incorporating trademark protection into a business plan.  Whether your company is a start-up or a business that has been in existence for years, incorporating adequate trademark protection into your business plan can [...]

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New Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

By |2016-06-29T20:47:43+00:00June 29, 2016|News and Resources|

During its past session the Florida legislature passed several bills that were signed into law that change the ability of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (“ARNPs”) and Physician Assistants (“PAs”) to prescribe Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances. It is important to note that while the legislation is effective July 1, 2016, the authority to [...]

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New Guidelines for Obtaining an EIN from the IRS

By |2016-06-27T20:50:54+00:00June 27, 2016|News and Resources|

You may experience longer wait times to obtain an employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS.  The IRS will no longer process EIN’S online if the responsible party is an entity with an EIN which was previously obtained online through the Internet. For example, assume Don’s Machine Shop, LLC was formed and obtained its EIN [...]

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Dividend Recapitalization: An Alternative to Selling Your Business

By |2016-06-27T20:50:15+00:00June 27, 2016|News and Resources|

Many business owners are faced with the possibility that the largest asset they own in their retirement portfolio is their privately owned business.  Many business owners have expressed a desire to pull value from their existing businesses as a planning strategy to deliver some liquidity and diversification to themselves in lieu of selling a controlling [...]

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MACRA: What it Means for Physician Reimbursement

By |2016-04-08T20:51:20+00:00April 8, 2016|News and Resources|

What is MACRA? MACRA is the acronym for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.  The legislation sets a roadmap for the future of physician reimbursement from Medicare. How does MACRA affect physician reimbursement? MACRA permanently repeals the SGR (sustainable growth rate) formula avoiding the 21.2% Medicare physician payment cut that was expected [...]

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Changes to Incident-to Billing Rules

By |2016-03-28T21:32:57+00:00March 28, 2016|News and Resources|

Effective January 1, 2016, Medicare revised its “incident to” billing rules requiring that incident to services are billed under the physician who directly supervises the auxiliary personnel (i.e. the person performing the incident to service). Most incident to services require direct supervision (defined below) of auxiliary personnel providing the incident to services.  When a physician’s [...]

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Key Employee Incentive & Compensation Plans

By |2016-03-25T21:31:27+00:00March 25, 2016|News and Resources|

I recently had a company contact me about incentivizing its key employees to participate in the future growth of the company.  The company’s CEO informed me that he recently had a consultant advise him that the only way to allow employees to participate in the future growth of a privately held company was through an [...]

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How do I survive? Alternatives to Selling Your Practice

By |2016-03-21T21:31:28+00:00March 21, 2016|News and Resources|

Compliance plans, privacy, HIPAA, FIPA, HITECH, ICD-10, Stark, Anti-Kickback, fee-splitting, unbundling, coding, ZPIC audits, whistleblowers, qui tam, NLRB, exempt or non-exempt employees, EHR, and ACOs.  Compliance. Compliance. Compliance. And all with decreasing reimbursement for services rendered. How do I comply with all of this AND still provide quality patient care, with a smile?  Because if [...]

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