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HORNE COVID-19 Resources

This page brings together resources and insights to help make change an opportunity for, instead of a disruptive force on your business.

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HORNE's Buy-In Valuation Podcast

Buy-In podcast series features conversations with healthcare attorneys and in-house counsel, exploring valuation topics ranging from physician compensation and hospital mergers to value-based arrangements and telehealth.

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FORWARD Hospitals and Health Systems Channel

FORWARD is our hospital and health system video channel, where you’ll meet our team, watch special Town Hall Q and A sessions, and receive important updates from our Healthcare Minute series.

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FORWARD Dental Practices Channel

FORWARD is a new dental video channel from HORNE Healthcare offering the advice and guidance you need to optimize performance, control costs and maximize the value of your practice.

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Coronavirus’ Impact on FMV of Physician Compensation and Reimbursement Trends

With the novel coronavirus upon us, many physician practices are rethinking the way they can continue to serve their patients during this uncertain time and beyond. Having to close their...

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Explanations of Guidance for CMS Blanket Waivers

On April 21, CMS issued explanatory guidance for the March 29 blanket waivers to “Stark Law” that covers financial relationships and referrals related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  

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Advance Payment Program Suspended by CMS

On April 26, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the immediate suspension of the Advance Payment program to Part B suppliers.

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Important Clarification for Provider Relief Fund FAQs from HHS

On April 26, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the immediate suspension of the Advance Payment program to Part B suppliers. Here are some important points from the Provider Relief Fund FAQ. 

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SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance Information

Applicants that submit complete, supported forgiveness information will receive the maximum loan forgiveness and have their approvals processed quickly.

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WEBINAR: Hospital and Health Systems Weekly Town Hall

HORNE Healthcare team members address some of the most pressing issues and concerns for hospitals and health systems due to the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FCC Accepting Applications for $200M Telehealth Program Funding

COVID-19 continues to push the federal government to eliminate barriers to full-scale adoption of telehealth services. Following a March 17, 2020 announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

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WEBINAR: Dental Weekly Town Hall

HORNE Healthcare team members address some of the most pressing issues and concerns for dentists and dental practices due to the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Save Small Business Fund

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched the Save Small Business Fund to provide assistance to small business owners impacted by coronavirus. 

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PPP Guidance for the Self-Employed

With the release of the CARES Act and announcement of the PPP, taxpayers have been anxiously awaiting additional guidance related to self-employed individuals.

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WEBINAR: Physician Weekly Town Hall

HORNE Healthcare team members address some of the most pressing issues and concerns for physicians and practices due to the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CMS Issues Blanket Waivers of Stark Law Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATED April 8, 2020 On March 29, CMS issued blanket waivers of the Physician Self-Referral Law (commonly known as the “Stark Law”) to cover financial relationships and referrals related to...

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Act Now to Benefit from SBA Relief Loan

SBA 7(a) Relief Loans offered under the PPP cover payroll and other specific expenses for small businesses for an eight-week period.

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How Does COVID-19 Telehealth Expansion Affect Providers?

UPDATED April 7, 2020: There have been updates to the proposed rule which can be found here. Telehealth services have become even more critical in caring for patients as the...

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Quick Reference to FEMA Support Under Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

The President has declared the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic an emergency declaration and your entity could be eligible to apply for Public Assistance.

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Retroactive Repeal of Parking Taxes: A Win for the Nonprofit Sector

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, certain expenditures related to providing employee parking were deemed unrelated business taxable income and resulted in taxable income for nonprofit organizations. This provision...

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Recent CMS Rulings Simplify Payments for Transitional Care Management

In recent years, the use of care management services to provide better patient outcomes has gained momentum. Contributing to this momentum is a desire to generate greater transparency around patient...

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What the Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule Could Mean for the Healthcare Marketplace

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released the Transparency in Coverage proposed rule. It is a response to President Trump’s executive order to “Improve Pricing and Quality Transparency...

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Recent Legislative Impacts to Telemedicine in Care Delivery

Legislative support is growing for the reimbursement of care delivery via telemedicine. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) have recently made...

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New Payment Models Overview

Moving to value-based payment models is not simply a decision to accept the financial risk and is not a short-term transition.

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2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Highlights

A final rule updating the physician fee schedule rates was issued by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this month. The new regulation, which increases the 2019 conversion...

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Valuation of Specialty Pharmacies

The specialty pharmacy marketplace in the US has experienced rapid growth in recent years. The number of specialty pharmacies operating in the US has more than doubled since 2015. US...

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Do Your Real Estate Activities Qualify for the New Pass-Through Deduction?

199A deduction regulations address what rental activities qualify for the deduction. The IRS issued Notice 2019-07, establishing a proposed safe harbor for real estate enterprises.

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Tax Reform Guidance for Pass-Throughs is Here

Section 199A—commonly referred to as the “20% pass-through deduction,” provides a deduction of up to 20% of income from a domestic business operating as a sole proprietorship or through a partnership, S corporation, trust or estate.

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Physician Compensation

It's time to change the way you pay your physicians. Here's why. To succeed in the healthcare industry, you need to attract and retain the most talented physicians. The U.S. faces a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030*, which means that competition for talent will be fiercer than ever.

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Managing FMV/CR Risk

Mitigating the risk of a qui tam relator should be a top priority for healthcare risk management systems.

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What Can't Go On Forever...Won't.

The current healthcare system is headed for a crash. Are you adapting?

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8 Considerations in Moving Employed Physicians from Volume to Value-Based Compensation

Get key insights for transforming your physician compensation models to align with MACRA objectives

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Payment Model Reform Infographic

Are You Prepared For Success In The Ever-Changing World Of Healthcare Reimbursements?

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6 Considerations in Choosing a Healthcare Valuation Appraiser

Trusting HORNE for healthcare valuation counsel is the first step in successfully managing operations toward clinical excellence. Here are six considerations in choosing your organization's valuation appraisal. 

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Healthcare Revenue Recognition

The new revenue recognition standard is a fundamental change in how healthcare providers recognize patient revenue. It’s likely you will recognize revenue earlier or later than you would under the current revenue recognition standard, and that impacts your financial health.

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Healthcare Hard Trends and Opportunities

No industry has seen such monumental changes as healthcare has in the past decade—changes in the regulatory environment, the populations we serve, as well as the technology used to deliver care and improve operational processes.  In the course of our work advising healthcare organizations, we have observed the following trends and challenges.