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New peer review confidentiality issues

Physicians in Pennsylvania now have the means to access documentation or recordings of their peer review proceedings, which should make it easier to substantiate allegations of bad faith and improper motive of the peer review committee members and to overcome the presumption of immunity.

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IRS guidance on physician recruitment

The IRS’ Private Letter Ruling provides guidance on a number of physician recruitment regulations, including whether a hospital can assist an existing medical practice recruit a new physician and what are the limitations of "cross-town" recruitment.

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Choosing a professional legal entity

The ideal legal entity for a medical practice would shield physicians personally from practice liability, be nontaxable and be free of requirements, restrictions and limitations in co-ownership arrangements, formation and administration. Most of these objectives can be achieved in whole or in part.

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