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Why Providers Need to Carefully Negotiate the Complex Payment and Penalty Provisions Under Shared Savings Agreements

 "Shared savings agreements" or "physician incentive plans" are agreements between provider groups and carriers or the government wherein bonus payments are paid, or penalties assessed, pursuant to a contractually agreed upon formula designed to measure quality-based performance over a given time period. As these relatively new agreements can be highly technical and the mechanics of the bonus calculation quite opaque (often by design), provider groups tend to take the bonus...

Physician Integration Models: CINs, MSOs and Integrated Group Practices

This article originally appeared in Viewpoint Magazine published by The Verden Group. Republished with permission. Although much is changing in the way healthcare is delivered - from MACRA to ACOs to private equity practice roll-ups to insurance company-owned practices to hospital-owned practices – one thing hasn’t changed: physicians are still the only participants in the healthcare system that actually treat patients (in addition to their mid-level counterparts). Although there may...

CLIENT ALERT: One Room Surgical Practices Now Required to be Licensed as Ambulatory Care Facilities

Prior to leaving office, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill (A-4995/S-287) requiring licensure of one room surgical practices in the state of New Jersey. Existing surgical practices registered with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners will now be overseen by the New Jersey Department of Health (the Department) and must apply to the Department for licensure as an ambulatory care facility within one year of the enactment...

A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Building Practice Value for Plastic Surgeons

Treat Your Medical and Spa Business to a Financial Facelift A White Paper addressing the reasons why Plastic Surgeons  should consider separating their Clinical Practice from Spa Services and the value it creates. By Daniel B. Frier, Esq., Michael Berry, ChFC, and Marc H. Lion CPA, CFP Download PDF of this White Paper Engaging an innovative team of financial professionals allows our clients to reduce their tax burden, cut costs, retain more...

Why Physicians with Small Medical Practices in Competitive Environments Should Consider Forming a Super Group

Daniel B. Frier, Esq., discusses the advantages of physicians with small medical practices in competitive environments forming an integrated group practice, also known as a Super Group. This video covers: - What is a Physician Super Group? - Why form a Super Group? - Forming a Multi or Specialty Super Group - The structure of a Super Group - Frequently Asked Questions about Super Groups and Super Group formation If...