Stephen D. Bittinger, Esq. Medicare Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC) audits can cripple a practice. Be aware of your rights when a ZPIC auditor arrives. Proactivity is key to successful defense in a ZPIC audit. Improper documentation is a leading cause of ZPIC audits. A constantly monitored compliance program will help safeguard the practice. The practice manager still remembers the ...Read More »
Stephen D. Bittinger, Esq. Medicare Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC) audits can cripple a pr...
I. What is a Multi-Discipline Practice? Healthcare in America is becoming increasingly ...
Keith A. Herl, MHA, MBA Matthew Mingenback In today’s ultra-competitive market, smart healthcare del...
By David Lockey Thought about making a practice shift toward something less stressful, but also less...
Medical Tourism is defined as people crossing international borders for the purpose of receiving med...
I. What is a Multi-Discipline Practice? Healthcare in America is becoming increasingly integrated. For instance, the American Medical Association (“AMA”) notes rapid changes in healthcare delivery and an expanding environment of integrated modes of practice. A strong impetus for this change was the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, which created a broad regulatory framework for such initiatives as clinical ...Read More »
Keith A. Herl, MHA, MBA Matthew Mingenback In today’s ultra-competitive market, smart healthcare delivery organizations have sought to improve their margins by capitalizing on strategic advantages and maximizing efficiencies. However, most organizations have yet to adequately address one inefficiency that costs millions of dollars annually – provider turnover. In fact, less than one-quarter of healthcare organizations measure the cost of ...Read More »
By David Lockey Thought about making a practice shift toward something less stressful, but also less lucrative? What about taking an early or partial retirement? Ever wanted a second home, yacht or other expensive toy? Are you saving the right way for your children’s education? You’ve received plenty of advice about saving and investing for retirement, but there are other ...Read More »
Medical Tourism is defined as people crossing international borders for the purpose of receiving medical care. Traditionally people have moved to markets with greater expertise than available in their domestic markets, others by a desire to pay a lower price for care. Most sources reference prices in US dollars and site our country as having the highest relative prices. CDC.gov ...Read More »
As a faculty member of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), I was recently asked to speak to a large group of attorneys about the ‘evolution’ of long-term care insurance. Clearly, since the emergence of the ‘modern’ mutual fund in the wake of the Revenue Act of 1978, few financial products have undergone such drastic change in such a short period ...Read More »
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 – ...Read More »
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) ...Read More »
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), ...Read More »
One of the challenges facing many medical practices is how to effectively and uniformly administer the human resources (“HR”) function across a number of offices, oftentimes with a diversity of cultures and historic practices. This article is not going to focus on HR issues unique to a medical workplace, but rather the HR issues unique to multi-location operations and the ...Read More »