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October 21st, 2006 | Uncategorized

This is my first post and I will use it to let folks know about upcoming events and to thank Rob Walker and Rachael Dietrich for their work in designing this new feature and the logo.

Frank Cohen (www.cpahealth.com) and I have the cover article in the Fall Edition of the AICPA’s CPA Expert.  Titled Critical Condition: A Coding Analysis for a Physician Practice Valuation, it offers CPAs and other appraisers the basic skills to employ this vital analysis in a valuation engagement.

After getting a number of inquiries from around the country and discussing it with several of the country’s top healthcare valuators, I wrote an article on using replication cost to value physician practices for purchase by hospitals. It will appear in the next edition of Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, edited by Jim Hitchner. This is a fairly important piece and it addresses something often overlooked: the possibility that a practice acquisition with an improper valuation could be seen as a physician retention arrangement, which are generally prohibited by the Stark regulations and by published Internal Revenue Service positions. The article specifically addresses the common replication cost assets, including trained workforce and patient charts.

Reed Tinsley, CPA, CVA and I have a very important article which we expect to see published later this year (it has been accepted), after the final edits are completed. This will be a must-read for the healthcare valuation industry. Check back here for details.

I will be speaking at the AICPA’s National Healthcare Industry Conference on November 2 and at the Tennessee Society of CPAs Valuation Conference on November 3 – assuming I make my plane connections.

Finally, later this year or early next, we hope to launch a new site: www.healthcarebv.com. Some of the top experts in this area along with their Bios and firm affiliations will be on the site, presenting an opportunity for those seeking appraisal services in healthcare to review the experts’ credentials in one place.

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