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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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Medicaid reform time again

The medical community and other stakeholders believe that Pa.’s current Medicaid program structure is unsustainable, that mere fiscal tinkering will not fix a broken system, and that major structural reform is required.

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Pa.’s trade secret laws and medical practices

It is clear that there will be more activity in this area, in light of a new Act and the increasingly competitive nature of health care today. Health care entities and professionals should be aware of these important aspects of the law so that there are no unexpected and unpleasant surprises.

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