Proposed Regulations for the Medicare Shared Savings Program

On March 31, 2011, CMS issued the much anticipated proposed regulations for the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations (“ACO”), in accordance with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (“Health Reform”) (Proposed ACO Regs Fed Reg). The four-hundred plus page proposed regulations set forth the rules for implementation of ACO’s in the Medicare […]

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Understanding Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies & Corporations

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq.Email the Author Opening a practice or embarking upon a new business venture can be an exciting and anxiety provoking experience.  Often professionals spend too little time considering what business structure would maximize their profit and minimize their exposure to liability.  Partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations are three of the […]

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Understanding the Retail Based Clinic Debate

By Mathew Levy, Esq.Email the Author In recent years, more and more Americans who visit their local retail pharmacy are presented with the option of seeing a nurse practitioner or doctor for a primary care visit instead of scheduling an appointment with their primary care provider at these retail based clinics (RBCs).  RBCs have emerged […]

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Understanding Asset Protection and Family Limited Partnerships

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq. The assets of physicians have always been at risk to predators and this disastrous trend has recently been confirmed.  In a recent survey, 600 practicing physicians and surgeons nationwide were queried on their asset protection practices.  The survey found that approximately twenty percent of the nation’s physicians have either lost […]

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Understanding Estate Planning and Wills

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Email the Author 了解遗产规划和遗嘱 It is not an understatement to suggest that every adult needs to have a will.  Without one, the law decides what happens to a person’s property on death and, often, the government may take a larger share for itself in the form of estate taxes.  Unless a […]

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