Too many physicians over the last decade have sought cookie-cutter asset protection plans to give them some "peace of mind" that if they ever endure an outrageous malpractice case, they won't lose everything. While we admire these doctors' commitment to pro-actively managing their risk, we have to remind doctors that all "asset protection plans" are not created equal. In fact, many will not even "work" if they ever are relied on.
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Effective January 1, 2011, referring physicians (non-radiologists) who provide MRI, CT and PET scans in their office practices will be required to make certain disclosures and provide information to their Medicare patients or risk violation of the physician self-referral law (Social Security Act Section 1877, also know as the "Stark Law").
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American Educational Institute is an ACCME-accredited CME sponsor with a twist. A unique twist actually. Since 1982 AEI has presented important programming at an unparalleled selection of premier Sun and Ski resorts throughout North America, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.... virtually every week!
Add to these enviable destinations a course that itself, if not unique, is at least unusual. The 2011-12 Medical-Legal Update, is 5-day, 20 hour program applicable to all specialties, focusing primarily (though not exclusively) on non-clinical topics. As you well know, for better or worse today's physician must stay both medically current and abreast of the latest developments in medical malpractice,risk management, practice management and healthcare law. AEI's Medical-Legal Update is designed to help you do exactly that. Indeed the OJM Group is proud to be part of that endeavor as our own David Mandell and Jason O'Dell are members of the course lecture faculty.
Imagine viewing an actual malpractice trial just before hitting Vail's legendary back bowls, and après ski hear experts lay out Healthcare Reform's impact on your practice, or which corporate structure best suits your professional and personal needs. Or consider learning the pros and cons of physician-hospital integration and then hearing about newly approved drugs....all just before teeing off at a world class golf course in Naples or Hilton Head.
There's plenty of steak with all that sizzle. AEI's Category 1 CME program has been validated by no less than your colleagues with over 100,000 registrations and the fact that over 98% of participants surveyed say they would recommend AEI to a fellow practitioner.
For more information or a free course catalog contact AEI by phone at 1-800-354-3507 or visit their website at www.AEIseminars.com. We think you'll find this to be the perfect way to mix business with pleasure.
Are you looking for BIG opportunities to reduce your tax bill for 2012 and beyond? You won’t want to miss our October webinars:
4th Quarter Tax Saving Tips: How to Reduce Your April 15th Tax Bill Now
Important things you will learn:
1. Corporate Structure. Pros and cons of different business / practice structures and strategies that can shield assets and reduce taxes for 2011.
2. Qualified, Non-Qualified Hybrid & Other Benefit Plans. Tax and asset protection advantages of different benefits plans and how you can adjust your existing plan or implement a new plan before December 31 for 2011 tax savings.
3. Captive Insurance Arrangements. The most powerful insurance strategies can create significant asset protection advantages and there is still time to implement them in 2011!
4. Changes in tax legislation and their effects on planning for your 2011 taxes.
5. Tax-Favored Investments. Tax managed accounts, tax loss harvesting, conservation easements, oil & Gas investments – and how to implement them in 2011.
There are two webinar sessions available to accommodate your busy schedule:
Session #1: Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Session #2: Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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This interactive webinar will be presented by Carole Foos, CPA. In addition to advising OJM Group’s national client base, Ms. Foos is the co-author of numerous articles on tax planning strategies for physicians and other professionals.We look forward to meeting you during an upcoming webinar session!
We look forward to meeting you during an upcoming webinar session!