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  • Could a patient loan program improve your collections?

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: With high-deductible health insurance plans becoming increasingly commonplace, many organizations have been dealing with higher collection costs and write-offs. To counter this trend, some hospitals are establishing patient loan programs, thus creating a win-win situation for both hospitals and patients. This article describes the benefits of a patient loan program and notes several options hospitals can consider when developing such a program.

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  • Drawing the line – Court bars further claims against exonerated manufacturer

    Year End 2015
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: A recent appeals court decision is good news for manufacturers accused, but exonerated, of patent infringement. These parties need no longer worry about accusers harassing customers with infringement suits after the initial allegations against the manufacturer have failed. This article explores this important ruling, including its application of the seldom-used Kessler doctrine.

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  • 6 tips for building the board of your dreams

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: For many nonprofits, it’s a never-ending challenge: finding board members who are qualified, passionate about the organization’s mission and committed to good governance. This article provides tips for a more successful search — including targeting individuals with specific skills, not overlooking volunteers and treating the board position as an actual job.

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  • HHS update – Medicare is shifting from volume to value

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced measurable goals and a timeline for moving the Medicare program — and the health care system at large — to provider payments based on quality of care, rather than quantity. According to the HHS, the shift will improve the quality of care, help the agency manage and track progress, and create accountability for measurable improvement. This article explains the HHS’s established goals and areas of focus.

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  • Something more: Trademark confusion standard clarified

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: Trademark applicants can run into trouble if their goods or services are considered similar to those of a third party’s registration, where the marks are also similar. A recent court ruling, however, clarified the standard that trademark examiners should use to evaluate the similarity of two parties’ respective goods and services. This article explains how the ruling is good news for applicants. In re St. Helena Hospital, No. 2014-1009, Dec. 16, 2014 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • Juicy decision – FD&C Act doesn’t bar Lanham Act claims

    Year End 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: When is a pomegranate-blueberry juice not a pomegranate-blueberry juice? That’s what a district court will get to decide now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling clarifying that the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act doesn’t prohibit lawsuits brought by a competitor under the Lanham Act. The article observes that the Court’s ruling could lead to a rise in false advertising lawsuits over product labels on food and beverages. POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 12-761, June 12, 2014 (Supreme Court)

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  • 3 ways to keep your cash flowing

    Spring 2014
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: Companies can often survive short-term periods of unprofitability, but a serious cash flow crunch may prove fatal. Ensuring that a business has adequate cash — or working capital — on hand to meet ongoing operating expenses requires a strategy designed to strengthen working capital management and boost cash flow. This article offers three ideas to consider: shortening the cash flow cycle, reducing operating expenses and overhead, and streamlining inventory management.

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  • The audit dance – Nonprofit and auditor roles are distinct but complementary

    October / November 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: A nonprofit and its external auditor are somewhat like dance partners performing a well-choreographed routine. To execute the dance properly, each dancer must complete specific moves and coordinate timing with his or her partner. Likewise, a not-for-profit and its audit firm each have particular duties in the audit process but share the same end goal: a set of financial statements that fairly present the organization’s financial condition and operating results. This article defines the responsibilities of each party and shows how the board can be used as a resource.

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  • For What It’s Worth: Valuation in the Courts – Court upholds FLP despite postdeath funding

    Winter 2010
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: In a recent case, a federal court upheld a family limited partnership (FLP) in an estate tax refund case — even though the FLP wasn’t funded before the decedent died. How did the family involved pull this off? It was important that state law provided that an owner’s intent to make an asset partnership property caused that asset to become the partnership’s property — regardless of whether legal title was transferred.

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  • SBA tightens business acquisition lending requirements

    November / December 2009
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: This brief article summarizes a recent SBA move to rein in lenient lending practices to small businesses: SBA Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 50 10 5(A). The new requirement calls on business acquisition loan applicants to submit an independent business appraisal for all loans greater than $250,000 (excluding the appraised value of real estate and equipment). The article explains that the SBA defines a “qualified source” for the independent appraisal as someone who regularly receives compensation for business valuation. It also notes the controversy resulting from restrictions the SBA has placed on loans based on a company’s goodwill.

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  • Is duplicate data costing you money?

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: Did you know a source of revenue loss could lie in a part of your business you don’t see? It’s the extra storage space you’re paying to house redundant data. Deduplication technology can free up storage space, speed your operating system and give you the added efficiency your manufacturing company needs to stay profitable. This article defines deduplication technology and discusses the software involved.

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  • Do you know where your money goes? Job costing software can help

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: When it comes to the money spent and made on a project, what contractors don’t know can hurt them. Upgrading to job costing software could provide a construction company owner with the details needed to streamline spending and control costs. This article provides some buying tips for this highly practical technology tool.

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  • Don’t let aggressive drivers wreck your safety record

    September / October 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: If a contractor has more than one job site going at a time, chances are he or she has employees driving between them. And unless steps are taken to ensure those workers are driving safely, a construction company’s safety record may be living on borrowed time. This article suggests some ways to address aggressive driving from a risk management perspective.

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  • Got insurance paperwork? Don’t let it slide

    January / February 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: Any principal on a construction project probably knows the importance of accurately completing any insurance paperwork involved. But neglecting to follow up with an insurance agent or provider after requesting coverage could create problems as well. This article looks into a recent case that provides a prime example. Adams v. Western States Insurance, 2007 WL 2071548 (D. Ore. 2007).

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