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Impact of Healthcare Reform Series
This is the third part in in a series of articles regarding the impact of healthcare reform on various stakeholders. This article will discuss the impact of reform initiatives on physician providers, with the fourth part of the series focusing on the impact of reform initiatives on employers.

PDF Icon Small Healthcare Reform: Impact on Physicians
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Care & Education Reconciliation Act (Reconciliation Act), collectively referred to as “healthcare reform,” will implement numerous changes impacting physician providers. Several of these provisions affect primary care physicians & specialists separately, while other provisions will impact all physician providers with an increased focus on the coordination of patient care.
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PDF Icon Small CMS Develops Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the development of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI). One of the latest provisions of the health reform legislation, CMI is charged with researching and developing new methods of delivering healthcare and paying healthcare providers with the goal of improving patient quality of care and reducing healthcare costs. (Read more...)

PDF Icon Maryland Court Upholds Physician Self-Referral Law
In a January 2011 decision, the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld that the state’s patient referral law which prohibits group practice providers from referring their patients to other members of their group for certain tests and services. While there are several exceptions for restricted referrals within a practice, the Court relied on legislative history, intent, and federal guidelines to preclude these exceptions for the referral of patients for MRI, CT, and radiation therapy services. (Read more...)

AICPA Publishes “The Adviser’s Guide to Healthcare”
by HCC President, Robert James Cimasi

November 12, 2010 - The American Institute of CPAs (AICPAs) released “The Adviser’s Guide to Healthcare,” authored by HCC President, Robert James Cimasi, MHA, ASA, MCBA, AVA, CM&AA. This 18 chapter, three-volume set provides a comprehensive resource and reference guide for professionals seeking a working knowledge of the factors involved in consulting with and valuing healthcare practices. The Guide is comprised of three volumes: Volume 1: An Era of Reform; Volume 2: Professional Practices; and Volume 3: Consulting with Professional Practices.
Click here for a further description of the Guide and purchasing options
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