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Tips for Contesting Unemployment Benefits

By Paul Edwards & Jennie McLaughlin, J.D. What should you do when an employee resigns but later changes their story in an attempt to receive unemployment benefits? We get questions about this quite often. The employee resigns because they are moving, got a new job, want to go back to school, or didn’t think it was a good fit – ...

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Can Precision Cancer Treatment Change the Cancer Treatment Conversation?

Earlier this year the US Senate voted (98-2) to permanently repeal the highly criticized Medicare Part B Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reimbursement formula and passed the “Medical Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015” creating a new, pay-for-performance oriented Medicare reimbursements program. The program, called the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), will have a significant effect on reimbursement. Not long ago, ...

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Are You Ready for Performance-Based Medicare Reimbursements?

Earlier this year the US Senate voted (98-2) to permanently repeal the highly criticized Medicare Part B Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reimbursement formula and passed the “Medical Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015” creating a new, pay-for-performance oriented Medicare reimbursements program. The program, called the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), will have a significant effect on reimbursement. What will be ...

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Demystifying the Private Pooled Income Fund

Understanding and using privatepooled income funds for retirement In our roles as tax, legal and financial advisors, we have encountered many clients who can be fairly classified as ‘reluctant’ charitable donors. To clarify, we frequently remind them that, when it comes to their ‘gross’ income and their consequent income tax obligation, there are only three choices: (1) Pay yourself; (2) ...

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Tick Tock… and the Tax Trap

Almost 20 years ago, as a newly-minted prosecuting attorney in the district attorney’s office, I attended an educational workshop on effective witness cross-examination. The presenter was a 50-something year old, very accomplished litigation attorney from a major Boston law firm. In addition to the covering the fundamentals (such as: never ask a question to which you don’t know the answer), ...

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How Call Tracking Can Help Your Practice Generate More Return Patients

By Dice Nakamura National Healthcare Division, ReachLocal, Inc. If you’re like most hospitals or practices, you view inbound phone calls from new patients as a measure of your marketing success. However, that probably means you have no way of quantifying how many of those calls were generated as a result of your local online marketing. A strategy being used by ...

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11 Guidelines to Building a Prosperous Team

I use the word prosperous, because building a team is of the utmost importance in creating a successful practice. It can really make or break your success. If your team is unmotivated, it will effect how they interact with your patients, their decision-making, and their efficiency level. If they are motivated and connected to their job, they will make great ...

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5 Questions to Assess Whether Your Practice is a Good Fit for an Acquisition

By Margaret McGuckin Are you thinking about selling your practice or joining a system? As a former Chief Operating Officer for a large, nationwide practice management company, I experienced physicians that loved working in our management system and those who didn’t. What made the difference? The questions they asked while in the discovery phase of the M&A process helped them ...

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Cashflow Investing Done Right

Special Feature: The Physician’s Financial Health Series (As Published in the Southwest Edition 2015 Q1) By Ivan Oberon: Coast 2 Coast Investing Solutions/Bloomberg Radio There appears to be so many different types of investments these days and I believe that when determining what to invest your hard earned money into, everyone should consider those investments secured by real estate. An ...

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