Single Suite Surgical Practices Now Required to Become Licensed as Surgery Centers

January 16, 2018

Governor Christie just signed A-4995/S-287 into law, requiring registered surgical practices to become licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health as an ambulatory surgical center (“ASC”). Existing surgical practices must apply for an ASC license within one year, and those that are accredited or certified by CMS will be exempt from the current physical …

REMINDER – Health Care Facilities Need to Connect to SHIN-NY by March 9, 2018

New York licensed health care facilities that utilize certified electronic health record technology, including ambulatory surgery centers, hospices, nursing homes, home care agencies, FQHCs and urgent care centers are reminded that they are mandated by the New York State Department of Health to become participants of a Qualified Entity (also referred to as a “QE,” …

Key Provisions of the 2017 Tax Legislation

January 8, 2018

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed a comprehensive tax reform bill into law—previously known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”). The Act is the first major overhaul of the federal tax code in 30 years, and includes sweeping individual, corporate, partnership, estate, and international tax reform, impacting individuals and …

Year End Tax and Estate Tax Planning

December 22, 2017

It’s that time of year again:  here are our year-end recommendations concerning estate planning. There are important things to consider given the new tax law and now is a good time for a New Year’s resolution to give your plan a tune-up and do some year-end gifting.  Existing estate plans should be reviewed to plan …

Court Recognizes VRI’S Limitations as Deaf Communication Option

Since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, many health care providers have struggled to provide patients who are deaf with sign language interpreting and other communication services so that they can effectively communicate with health care personnel. Identifying patients who need these services, timely finding and paying for qualified interpreters, and coordinating …