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Showing 3 posts from April 2012.

Recommendation: Deregulation of 18 Occupations and Elimination of 9 Occupational Boards

On April 16, 2012, the Office of Regulatory Reinvention (“ORR”) issued a report to Governor Snyder proposing the deregulation of 18 occupations and the elimination of 9 occupational boards.  Of particular interest to Michigan health care providers are the recommendations for deregulation of dieticians and nutritionists; ocularists; respiratory care providers; and speech pathologists.  The report also recommended elimination of the following, health-care relevant occupational boards: Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, Board of Occupational Therapy, Board of Respiratory Care, Board of Speech Language Pathology, and Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board. Read More ›

Categories: Licensing, Regulatory

IRS Focusing on Employment Tax Compliance

employment tax complianceRecently, health care organizations have been inquiring about employment tax issues, and more specifically, the proper tax classification of their workers.  Questions include whether to classify medical directors, such as hospice medical directors, as employees versus independent contractors. Read More ›

Categories: Employment, Tax

Agencies Issue Regulations on Summary of Benefits and Coverage Requirements

The Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (collectively, the "Departments") recently published the final regulation (the "Regulation") with regard to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage ("SBC") requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA").  The Regulation implements certain disclosure requirements in order to help individuals and health plans better understand their medical coverage as well as other coverage options.  Many liken the SBC to the summary plan description for retirement plans. Read More ›

Categories: Employee Benefits, Employment, Insurance, Regulatory, Retirement

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Best Lawyers® 2020

Congratulations to the attorneys of the Health Care practice group at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition. Firm-wide, 42 lawyers were listed. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and as lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Health Care practice group members listed in Best Lawyers are as follows:

To see the full list of Foster Swift attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2020, click here.