Essentials of Health Care Finance, Seventh Edition

    July 2010

    Squire Sanders partner Peter A. Pavarini has authored a chapter in the seventh edition of Essentials of Health Care Finance, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning and available September 15, 2010.

    Invaluable for both students and professionals, the latest edition of the Essentials of Health Care Finance textbook includes a summary of legal changes brought about by the Health Care Reform Act, as well as other developments since the sixth edition. It includes a new chapter on assessing community benefits including an examination of the new Schedule H of the IRS 990 form. Ancillary instructor materials have been expanded and updated, as well.

    Mr. Pavarini’s chapter, “Legal and Regulatory Environment,” discusses the most important aspects of health care reform and what they mean for financial management in the post-reform environment. Mr. Pavarini explains the major components of a corporate compliance plan, as well as when and how to involve legal counsel on Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement issues or other financial matters with regulatory compliance implications. Also discussed are common federal regulatory issues such as fraud and abuse, Stark, HIPAA privacy and security, EMTALA and IRS requirements for tax exempt organizations. Finally, the chapter details how to respond to compliance audits or investigations, especially when they involve financial records.

    Squire Sanders lawyers Kristin J. Harlow and John E. Wyand also contributed to the chapter.

    Reprinted with permission from the the seventh edition of Essentials of Health Care Finance, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning.  To order a copy of the complete publication, visit the publication's web page.