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  • Head off problematic physician behavior at the pass

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

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 915

    Abstract: Of the issues and problems that can arise in a medical practice, disruptive behavior on the part of a physician is one of the most difficult to address. This type of behavior can jeopardize a practice — hurting its reputation and even potentially leading to lawsuits and possible legal charges, depending on the nature and severity of the behavior. This article offers some strategies to help address these issues, including following through with a written performance improvement plan. A sidebar lists some tips for dealing with disruptive staff.

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  • New tax law raises concerns

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 915

    Abstract: This article discusses certain provisions of the TCJA, including the calculation of UBTI, a new excise tax on “excess” executive compensation, reduced charitable giving incentives and the repeal of tax-exempt treatment of certain bond interest. A sidebar sums up proposed provisions that had generally caused concern for nonprofits but that didn’t make it into the Act.

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  • Game changer – Federal Circuit rejects ban on disparaging trademarks

    June / July 2016
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 915

    Abstract: This article talks about a case involving the so-called disparagement provision of the Lanham Act, which concerns federal trademark law. The Federal Circuit rejected the government’s argument that the provision didn’t implicate the First Amendment. Among other things, the court found that trademark registration conveys rights unavailable without registration and that the government’s processing of trademark registrations doesn’t transform private speech into government speech. A sidebar discusses the “intermediate scrutiny” standard also applied by the court. In re Tam, No. 14-1203, Dec. 28, 2015 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • Set the table for your best CHNA

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 915

    Abstract: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires tax-exempt hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments, known as CHNAs, and adopt an implementation strategy for each of their facilities by the last day of their first taxable year beginning after March 23, 2012. This article explains how a hospital can both ensure compliance and improve its position in the community. It discusses four steps to get off to a solid start when conducting the first CHNA, while a sidebar lists items that should be included in the report that documents it.

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  • What does the “fiscal cliff” deal mean for your taxes?

    February / March 2013
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 915

    Abstract: The recently passed American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) prevents income tax hikes for most taxpayers and averts a major expansion of the alternative minimum tax’s (AMT’s) reach. It also shrinks scheduled gift and estate tax increases and extends a variety of tax breaks for individuals and businesses. This article explains some of the details.

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  • Independent contractor vs. employee – Another battle is fought in the IT realm

    September / October 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: The independent contractor vs. employee battle has been fought in many sectors. Among the most common is the IT realm, where contract work often goes on for prolonged periods. When one spouse charged that her late husband’s relationship with his company should be considered that of an “employee” for compensation purposes, an appeals court took a look at the issues. Estate of Suskovich v. Anthem Health Plans of Va., Inc.

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  • There’s nothing wrong with a defective trust

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 915

    Abstract: In recent years, the intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT) has emerged as one of the most effective techniques available for minimizing taxes in large estates. By combining the estate tax benefits of an irrevocable trust with the income tax advantages of a grantor trust, IDGTs offer some intriguing estate planning opportunities. This article discusses how an IDGT works and explains its benefits.

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