Medicine & Business

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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