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Legal Updates Archive

Published Before November 23, 2015

The content in the following publications is based upon the state of the law at the time of its original publication. As legal developments change quickly, the content in these publications may not remain accurate as laws change over time. None of the information contained in these publications is intended as legal advice or opinion relative to specific matters, facts, situations, or issues. You should not act upon the information in these publications without discussing your specific situation with legal counsel.

Physician Pay Cut Avoided By the Fiscal Cliff Legislation


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Authored by John H. Fisher, II, January 7, 2013
Physicians can breathe a sigh of relief for at least another year. The "fiscal cliff" legislation that was passed by Congress on New Years Day and signed by President Obama Wednesday night (January 2, 2013) averted the planned cut in Medicare payments…

Congress Strikes Deal To Avoid Tax Changes


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Authored by Shanna N. Yonke, January 2, 2013
Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 overnight. President Obama has not yet signed the bill into law, but he is expected to sign the bill as proposed. The bill proposes some increases in tax rates, but the changes are not as…

2013 Standard Mileage Rates


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Authored by Mary Ellen Schill, November 21, 2012
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses for 2013. Effective January 1, 2013, the optional standard mileage rates…

Planning for Imminent Tax Changes


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Authored by Shanna N. Yonke, November 9, 2012
On Tuesday, President Obama was elected to a second term in office. The congressional election results indicate the potential for continuing gridlock between the House of Representatives and the Senate. The election results add to the uncertainty of…

IRA Rollover by Non-spouse IRA Beneficiary is Prohibited


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Authored by Shanna N. Yonke, November 6, 2012
In July 2012, the United States Tax Court reiterated that inherited individual retirement accounts (IRAs) cannot be rolled over. Elizabeth Beech was the beneficiary of her deceased mothers traditional IRA. She received a check from the IRA, opened a new…

OIG Approves Per Diem Payments to Physicians for On-Call Coverage


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Authored by John H. Fisher, II, October 31, 2012
Payment for call coverage has become a major issue throughout the country as physicians are increasingly asking for payment for providing call availability. Traditionally, call coverage has been seen as part of the physician's medical staff obligation.…

Judge Colas Issues Decision to Deny Motion for a Stay of His Earlier Ruling re Wisconsin Act 10


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