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Session 2020: Issues to Watch

Tuesday, January 14th, marks the beginning of the 60 day 2020 legislative session.  Negotiating the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st is the only constitutionally required bill that must pass each session.  Governor Ron DeSantis (R) proposed a $91.4 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  He included raising teacher salaries to a […]

Tax Alert: Retirement Planning under the SECURE Act

Dear Clients and Friends, It is a new year, and with the new year comes significant tax legislation that could have a significant effect on your retirement planning. On December 20, 2019, new tax legislation – the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE”  Act) – was signed into law.  […]

Family Wealth Compass – December 2019

This publication offers a timely roundup of estate and trust planning tips, information and news, courtesy of Gunster’s private wealth services attorneys; please contact any team member for more information. In this latest issue, you’ll find information on the following topics: Flying with an old driver’s license? Don’t miss your flight! Beginning on October 1, 2020, boarding […]

Office Surgery Requirements to Change Effective January 1, 2020

Effective on January 1, 2020, each office registered as providing office surgery must designate a physician who is responsible for the office’s compliance with the office health and safety requirements of Section 458.328, Florida Statutes (as to physicians), or 459.0138, Florida Statutes (as to osteopathic physicians).

Quick Tips for Surviving Payor Audits

The Department of Justice reports that for each $1 spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations, the government is recovering more than $4. With this type of return on investment, we continue to see providers undergoing audits by government payors such as Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE, as well as commercial payors. Below are some […]

OIG Speakers emphasize the need for an active compliance plan in all practices

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorized the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to mandate that physicians who treat Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries establish a compliance program. As of this date the Secretary has not issued a regulation making this mandatory. However, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued […]

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