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Healthcare Valuation: The Financial Appraisal of Enterprises, Assets, and Services, Volume 2 by Robert James Cimasi

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CHAPTER 16

The Threshold of Commercial Reasonableness

16.1 Definition of Commercial Reasonableness

16.1.1 Relationship of the Threshold of Commercial Reasonableness to the Standard of Fair Market Value

16.2 Commercial Reasonableness Analysis

16.2.1 Qualitative Analysis

16.2.2 Quantitative Analysis

16.3 Conclusion

16.4 Key Sources

16.5 Acronyms

For decades, with the enactment of tax code provisions for exempt organizations in 1954 and the enactment of Anti-Kickback Statutes in 1972, the valuation standard of Fair Market Value has been an important threshold of regulatory scrutiny of healthcare transactions.1 Accordingly, valuation professionals have been called to develop appraisals and render opinions as to the Fair Market Value of healthcare enterprises, assets, and services.

Beginning in the late 1980s with the promulgation of the Stark I laws, a second threshold, referred to as Commercial Reasonableness, emerged as a focus of regulatory scrutiny for healthcare transactions, an activity that has recently seen significant growth.2 Consequently, the development and rendering of Commercial Reasonableness opinions are an increasingly important service offered by healthcare valuation professionals. Rendering a Commercial Reasonableness opinion requires that a specific set of core competencies be mastered by the valuation analyst, apart from, but related to, the more traditional knowledge, skill set, and experience required in providing the more traditional appraisal activity of rendering ...

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