Michelle Ator Featured Guest on National Podcast

2019-04-09

Attorney Michelle Ator was the featured guest on this week’s “Behind the Knife” podcast. “Behind the Knife” is a leading surgical podcast that interviews leaders in surgery from a broad range of specialties, to provide to their listeners with a "behind the scenes" look at the interesting, controversial and humanistic side of surgery from some of the giants in the field.

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Patients Over Paperwork

2019-04-08

By  Lynda M. Johnson, Timothy C. Ezell
Published in Arkansas Medical News (March/April)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative, focusing on reducing administrative burden while improving care coordination, health outcomes, and patients’ ability to make decisions about their own care.  According to CMS, physicians say they continue to struggle with excessive regulatory requirements and unnecessary paperwork that steal time away from patient care.  Sound familiar?  Well, CMS says it is listening to you and is taking action!

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Part 3: The Legal Standard in Arkansas

2019-03-28

Med Mal 101: Back to Basics is 12-part series produced by Friday, Eldredge & Clark. Written by the attorneys in the Medical Malpractice Group, the content is designed to give physicians and other healthcare providers information they need to know about malpractice litigation.

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IRS Issues Guidance on the Treatment of Business Meal Expenses Under TCJA

2019-03-19

By Blake D. Lewis

Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), taxpayers were able to deduct fifty percent of the cost of meal expenses and entertainment expenses provided certain requirements were met. As a result of the TCJA, entertainment expenses are no longer deductible.  The issue presented for taxpayers has now become whether the provision of food and beverages might constitute entertainment.

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DOL Proposes New Overtime Rules that Cover More Workers

2019-03-08

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that, if implemented, will impact which workers are covered by the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here is what you need to know:

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