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Five Leasing Strategies Health Care Providers Can Learn from Starbucks


Posted on July 23, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Health care providers can learn a thing or two from Starbucks. Similar to Starbucks, health care providers are creditworthy and desirable tenants and should leverage that desirability to negotiate better leases. These five strategies have helped make Starbucks a leader is the retail world, and health care providers would do well to implement the... READ MORE

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Leases that Do Not Comply with Health Laws Can Prove Costly – Detroit Medical Center Paid $30 Million in Fines to U.S. in 2011


Posted on February 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Written by: Mark R. Adams

Hall Render real estate attorneys regularly police our health care clients’ real estate contracts, particularly leases, to ensure they comply with applicable health laws. In particular, federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws. A Michigan nonprofit hospital system’s 2011 payment of $30 million in fines for alleged health law violations demonstrates the potentially high cost of... READ MORE

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Got Exclusivity?


Posted on October 5, 2011 in Health Law News

Written by: Erin Drummy and Gregg Wallander

A good reminder for leases between health care entities and physician groups is that under the Stark regulations, the space rented is reasonable and necessary for the legitimate business purposes of the lease and is used exclusively by the lessee (during such times when the lessee is using the space) and is not shared... READ MORE

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FASB Takes Another Look At Lease Accounting Changes


Posted on July 11, 2011 in Health Law News

Written by: Dick, Andrew A.

In February, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) shed additional light on their proposed rule that changes how lease agreements are treated for accounting purposes. The proposed rule, originally published in an exposure draft on August 17, 2010, treated all lease agreements as capital lease agreements for accounting purposes. The proposed... READ MORE

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BOMA Revamps Measurement Methodology


Posted on January 26, 2011 in Health Law News

Written by: Hicks, Robert A.

If you are a tenant in a medical office building and do not appreciate the difference between “rentable” area and “usable” area you may be paying more (or less) rent for the space than what is fair and reasonable.  In May, the Building Owners and Managers Association (“BOMA”) updated its measurement methodology for office... READ MORE

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