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  • What can you do about physician burnout?

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: A 2018 survey found that 78% of physicians suffer from burnout. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic entered the picture, so chances are that the percentage has increased since then. Medical practices need to recognize, prevent and manage physician burnout to ensure doctors are better able to balance the quality of their lives with the demands of work. This will help the practice maintain profitability and improve patient health outcomes going forward.

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  • Did you repair your business property or improve it?

    March 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: Business owners may think that, if they repair a piece of tangible property, they’ll qualify for an immediate tax deduction. But the IRS may define that “repair” as an “improvement,” and require the costs to be depreciated over a much longer period. This article explores the difference.

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  • Phonetic alphabet fails patent-eligibility test

    Year End 2018
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: Despite what movies and television shows might suggest, not every great idea is worthy of — or, more importantly, eligible for — a patent. The inventor of a new phonetic alphabet learned this lesson the hard way. This article discusses a case in which the court found that the phonetic alphabet was a patent-ineligible abstract idea. In re Wang, No. 17-1827, June 20, 2018, Fed. Cir.

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  • News for Nonprofits – How are organizations using technology?

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights a study that documents how organizations are using social media; a new Netflix model for donations; and a report’s findings on the financial health of U.S. nonprofits.

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  • 5 common mistakes when applying for financial aid

    December 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: Given the astronomical cost of college, even well-off parents should consider applying for financial aid. A single misstep, however, can harm a child’s eligibility. This article looks at five common mistakes.

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  • Tax Tips – Home sale exclusion: Unexpected birth is “unforeseen circumstance”

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: These brief tips discuss the fact that the IRS now views the unexpected birth of a child an “unforeseen circumstance” when it applies to the home sale exclusion, detail the new parameters the IRS has established for making a late election for estate planning portability and explain how children can take advantage of a tax-free Roth IRA.

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  • Renting out your vacation home? Anticipate the tax impact

    June 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: When buying a vacation home, the primary objective is usually to provide a place for many years of happy memories. But some might also view the property as an income-producing investment and choose to rent it out when not using it. This article examines how the IRS treats income and expenses associated with a vacation home.

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  • What’s an IC-DISC and why would you want one?

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: The interest-charge domestic international sales corporation (IC-DISC) is one of the last remaining opportunities that can provide tax incentives for exporters. Historically, IC-DISCs have been used primarily by private companies, but public companies shouldn’t overlook this potentially significant tax break available through the creation of such a corporation. This article explains how an IC-DISC works and its tax benefits.

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  • Why you might want to not claim your child as a dependent

    March 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: Understandably, many parents get in the habit of claiming their children as dependents on their federal tax returns. But there is a valid reason to break the habit. This article explores the concept of not claiming a child as a dependent so he or she can qualify for a valuable tax credit related to higher education.

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  • Ask the Advisor Q: What’s a disclosure schedule and when should my company prepare one?

    Year End 2015
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: This column discusses disclosure schedules, which are included in typical acquisition agreements to supplement facts stated in the agreement’s representations and warranties. Sellers are encouraged to be thorough in their disclosures and reveal any legal, operational or financial liability that a buyer might consider important.

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  • BANK Wire – When ending a troubled debt restructuring is OK

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: This issue’s “BANK Wire” discusses when ending a troubled debt restructuring is permitted by regulators, the FFIEC’s update of its BSA/AML examination manual, and the CFPB’s warning to lenders about imposing illegal burdens on mortgage applicants who receive Social Security disability income.

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  • Dealer Digest – Plan now to take advantage of ATRA on your 2013 return

    May / June 2013
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) brings good news for businesses in many areas. This issue’s “Dealer Digest” shows why 2013 may be a good time to purchase property or make leasehold improvements. Dealers also have incentives to hire new people, expand into low-income areas, and “go green.”

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – How CRM can help you become more profitable

    Winter 2013
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: In today’s highly competitive construction industry, customer relationship management (CRM) systems can provide contractors with a competitive edge. A CRM system is much more than a sophisticated electronic address book. This article shows how it can help contractors improve customer service, direct limited resources where they’ll be most effective and win new business.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Have you “tweeted” lately?

    August / September 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” explains how reluctant not-for-profits can break into social networking and looks at payroll reporting for deferred compensation payouts.

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  • Court rejects shortcut in favor of detailed analysis

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: A common rule of thumb for calculating reasonable royalties in patent infringement cases has been to presume the inventor and manufacturer split pretax profits 25/75. In Uniloc USA Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit called this methodology “fundamentally flawed.” This brief article summarizes this case, noting that the decision underscores the importance of hiring a credentialed financial expert and establishing a solid connection between an expert’s analytical tools and case facts. Citations: Uniloc USA Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, Case Nos. 2010-1035 and 2010-1055, Fed. Cir., Jan. 4, 2011. Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S. 589, 1983.

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  • Practice Notes – 8 ways to manage the complex world of CMS billing rules

    Fall 2010
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: Doing business with the CMS puts physician practices in close touch with an extraordinary level of administrative complexity — convoluted rules and regulations; spreadsheets marked by arcane labels and multiple revisions; additions, addendums and supplements issued throughout the year; and hundreds of CPT codes involved in the billing process. But this article lists eight simple, practical ways to minimize the frustration that’s part of dealing with the CMS.

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