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Value judgments: Considerations and pitfalls in medical directorship and call valuations

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Benchmarking & Forecasting

Provider Compensation

Valuations normally happen with two goals in mind in a medical group practice:

  1. Valuing the business (Physician owners sometimes get divorced, after all.)
  2. Valuing services.

The reasons, however, are more a matter of compliance. Stark Law, the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute and other federal regulations limit the types of business relationships into which physicians can enter and mandate a commercial reasonableness known as fair market value (FMV).

Differences in methodology that underpin valuation work can have a significant impact on a medical group practice’s costs as they relate to physician compensation. That’s where Timothy Smith, CPA, ABV, principal, TS Healthcare Consulting LLC, enters the picture.

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Chris Harrop
Chris Harrop
Senior Editorial Manager MGMA

Chris Harrop is senior editorial manager for Medical Group Management Association. In this role, he serves as editor of MGMA's flagship print publication, MGMA Connection magazine, and oversees the publications team that produces the MGMA Member newsletter, Executive View, Student newsletter. Prior to joining MGMA, Chris was managing editor of multiple community news organizations in the Denver metropolitan area. Email Chris Harrop.

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