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Lori Beam Publishes Blog Post for KCDMA

Lori Beam published the blog post “FTC Guidance for Online Advertising and the Internet of Things” for the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association.  The article can be read here: http://bit.ly/1877udd.


Customer Data & Privacy: What’s the Big Deal?

It seems like every week a company makes the news regarding theft of credit card data from millions of customers, concerns about the collection of call data by the National Security Agency and countless other stories about privacy.  You understand how […]

$39 Million Settlement Resulting from Kickback Allegations Resulting from Physician Speaker Fees

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that Daiichi Sankyo Inc.,a global pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey, agreed to pay the U.S.and State Medicaid programs $39 million in a settlement agreement regardingallegations that it violated the False Claims Act […]

Patient Protection Regulations for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Hospitals

Over the last several years charitable hospitals have been keeping an eye on the requirements of Code Section 501(r), which was added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  In 2012 and 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed […]

Implementing Important Dealer Protections Without Creating a Negative Customer Experience

Lawyers are always full of advice about how you should do this or that to protect you and your business.  Inevitably, that advice seems to require 5 pages of small print in a contract.  While your lawyer may have very […]

IRS Issues Private Letter Ruling Benefitting Investor-Owned Hospitals and Other Companies that Manage Professional Practices

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a private letter ruling in December2014(PLR 201451009) that has gotten the attention of professional management companies and investor-owned hospitals that have managerial interests in captive professional corporations (PCs).

The IRS ruled that captive PCs may […]

Health Law Reporter Names Hospital/Physician Alignment #1 Issue for 2015

Physicians are increasingly leaving their private practices to become employees athospitals or to affiliate with provider groups. BNA’s Health Law Reporter recently wrote that hospital/physician alignment would be the top issue in healthcare law in 2015. The Reporter’s advisory board […]

Turning Profits into Loss: Changes in Industry and Dealership Business Model Create Risks for Dealers

Turning profits into loss?  Why would I do that?  No dealer is in business to lose money.  But what if the types of products and services you sell lead to a situation where losses from one bad transaction wipe out […]