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Early New Year’s Resolution: Update Partnership and LLC Agreements to Comply with New IRS Audit Rules

Posted in Compliance Issues, Guest Contributor, Physician Practice Models, Regulations
In 2015, Congress repealed the complex and heavily criticized Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) partnership-level audit rules which apply to partnerships and most LLCs.  The new audit rules, which Congress adopted in place of the TEFRA rules, go into effect in less than a month (on 1/1/2018).  This change in audit… Continue Reading

The Doctor Is In – or Better Be, to Satisfy PA’s New Informed Consent Requirements

Posted in Compliance Issues, Medical Records, News from the Health Law Gurus, Pennsylvania, Physician Practice Models
With the increased presence of qualified staff members in a physician’s office and the constant time-pressure on physicians, many patients rely heavily on individuals other than the physician to answer questions about medications, procedures, and treatment plans. Physicians, in turn, lean heavily on qualified staff members to ensure patients have access to adequate information and… Continue Reading

Judge’s Antitrust Decision Makes Hospitals Think Twice before Acquiring Physician Practices

Posted in Antitrust, Physician Practice Models, Trends
A federal judge recently reversed a hospital system’s acquisition of a physician practice under antitrust laws. Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the United States District Court for Idaho ruled that St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd. (“St. Luke’s”) and Saltzer Medical Group, P.A. (“Saltzer”) would need to unwind their deal as a result of violations of… Continue Reading

Population Care Management – The Future of Health Care: An Interview with John M. Tedeschi, M.D.

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), Physician Practice Models, Trends
John M. Tedeschi, M.D., a New Jersey pediatrician turned health care entrepreneur, admits he is “obsessed” with the ideals of the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”): (1) increasing the quality of health care, (2) increasing patient access to and satisfaction with health care, and (3) decreasing the costs of health care. “Physicians love being physicians,” according… Continue Reading