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Joint ventures with tax-exempt hospitals

The IRS position regarding the tax implications to tax-exempt hospitals created uncertainty and slowed the number of joint ventures with physician groups. That is, until a recent IRS ruling which is widely viewed as providing more flexibility in structuring joint venture arrangements of this type.

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A primer on "silent PPOs"

Physician practices must be vigilant to assure that only patients entitled to a discount are receiving the negotiated fee. Otherwise, your practice will be extending a discount to individuals and payors who should be paying your billed charges in full.

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Physician executive compensation survey

Health care organizations are placing greater emphasis on quality outcomes, with boards and chief executives developing compensation strategies to recruit and retain physician executives capable of driving their organizations to achieve their quality objectives.

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