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  • Understanding the terms of health care directives

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Estate planning experts usually cite the need to include advance health care directives in a comprehensive estate plan. But there’s often disagreement about the legal names given to those directives and their optimal use, depending on one’s jurisdiction. In any event, regardless of what they’re called in the state where you reside, it’s important to create these documents and keep one’s family in the loop. This article defines several health care directive terms.

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  • Could adding staff members improve your practice? Strategic new hires could sharpen your competitive edge

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

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Many practices are adding new positions to their organizational charts to better serve patients and sharpen their competitive edges. Assuming a practice has a valid need for these hires, as well as the payroll and benefits capacity to compensate everyone fairly, this might be a good strategic move. This article looks at the potential benefits of adding staff in regard to efficiency, quality and compliance, among other factors. It points out, though, that adding staff isn’t a move to undertake without careful research and discussion with physician partners and professional advisors.

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  • Keep these 5 points in mind when raising funds

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

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    Abstract: In today’s post–Tax Cuts and Jobs Act environment, certain fundraising techniques work best. This article highlights microdonations, donor-advised funds and donation “bunching,” among other approaches.

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  • Fending off fraud with good internal controls

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 699

    Abstract: Health care professionals might not be aware of how important it is to establish systemic protections against employee fraud within their practice operations. This article explains the types of fraud a medical practice might experience and offers some tips on how to create and maintain internal controls that protect practices from the debilitating damage and destruction that employee fraud can cause.

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  • Navigating a shifting landscape – Solutions to top practice management challenges

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: New challenges for medical practices crop up whenever Medicare and Medicaid policy, or the economy, changes. Still, a handful of problems typically rise to the top. This article provides some ideas for solving these problems before they become overwhelming, including how to handle administrative burdens and recruit and retain skilled staff. Savvy doctors who recognize they are business owners as well as physicians will ensure the practice runs smoothly and profitably while continuing to offer high-quality patient care.

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  • Focus on fairness – Discounts may apply when valuing shares in oppression cases

    July / August 2016
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

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    Abstract: The appropriate standard of value when buying out shares in most oppressed shareholder cases is fair value. The application of valuation discounts under this standard of value varies from state to state, but it often depends on the facts and circumstances of the individual case. This article discusses a recent case in which the Superior Court of New Jersey granted a sizable discount for lack of marketability to provide equity to the disputing shareholders. Wisniewski v. Walsh, No. A-2650-13T3, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, December 24, 2015 Mandelbaum v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 1995-255, June 12, 1995

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  • Mapping out standards of value – Business valuations can go in 4 directions

    November / December 2014
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

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    Abstract: Before starting any appraisal assignment, it’s imperative to map out the appropriate “standard of value” to ensure that everyone arrives at the same point. If not, the parties are likely to end up off course or in need of backtracking. This article discusses various standards of value — fair market value, strategic value and fair value — and when each standard may apply.

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  • Experts put damages assessments in the frame

    November / December 2013
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

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    Abstract: Without a framework for assessing damages, jurors are more likely to make outsize awards that punish the entire company and its stakeholders rather than the offending individuals or company division. But, as this article explains, by breaking a company down, putting profits into perspective and explaining such concepts as net worth and fair market value (FMV), damages experts provide a context for a reasonable award.

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  • Unrestricted funds: The stairway to flexibility

    April / May 2013
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

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    Abstract: Charitable organizations need cash to carry out their daily operations. And having an adequate and steady stream of funds without strings attached — also known as “unrestricted funds” — is the best way to keep a charity’s operations and programs strong and sustainable. But securing such funds isn’t easy in an environment of public sensitivity toward nonprofits that spend too much money on administrative costs. This article offers advice, while a sidebar describes three categories of funds.

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  • How to tackle poor cash flow

    February / March 2012
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

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    Abstract: If a small-business customer is constantly losing the battle against cash going out vs. cash coming in, what can its lender do? The answer lies in the lender’s familiarizing the customer with the concept of a cash flow gap and showing how to narrow it. This article explains how to calculate a cash gap, and how companies can reduce it by keeping inventory lean and improving collection procedures.

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  • 6 principles for better database management

    September / October 2011
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

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    Abstract: As more and more organizations store information in searchable databases, disputes over the discovery of that data have become increasingly common in civil litigation. This article notes that, in response, the Sedona Conference — an influential think tank of leading jurists, lawyers, experts and consultants — has developed six principles to simplify discovery of database information and clarify the obligations of both requesting and producing parties.

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  • Q & A – The ins and outs of benchmarking with KPIs

    January / February 2011
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

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    Abstract: Key performance indicators (KPIs) are a way to benchmark a dealership against its past performance and against other dealerships. These financial measures can chart successes and pinpoint deficiencies. KPIs provide a snapshot of a dealership at a particular point in time and, when gathered regularly, an ongoing report card on its health. This article takes a closer look at the ins and outs.

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  • Something in the air – Employee’s perfume prompts ADA dispute

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Was an employee who suffered a severe lifelong sensitivity to perfume disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act? A federal trial court found that she had shown sufficient evidence of significantly restricted ability to breathe as compared to the average person so that a trial was necessary to resolve whether she was disabled under the ADA. The court also held that the employer was required to engage in an interactive process to determine an appropriate accommodation. McBride v. City of Detroit, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87391 (E.D. Mich. 2007)

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