Stephanie N. Switzer, Esq. of Cleveland Clinic Law Department to Speak at Knowledge Congress' Event

The Knowledge Group has announced today that Stephanie N. Switzer, Esq. of Cleveland Clinic Law Department, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Changes to Hospital Tax Exemption: Best Practices Under Section 501(r) LIVE Webcast.”
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Aug. 3, 2012 - PRLog -- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Stephanie N. Switzer, Esq. of Cleveland Clinic Law Department, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Changes to Hospital Tax Exemption: Best Practices Under Section 501(r) LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for August 23, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

About Stephanie N. Switzer

Ms. Switzer currently chairs the Corporate and Tax Practice Group in the Cleveland Clinic Law Department and has responsibility for overseeing tax exempt organization issues and corporate governance and other business law issues.  She also is a member of the Regulatory Practice Group and works on health care issues in business transactions and regulatory compliance.   Ms. Switzer was appointed to Associate Counsel of the Cleveland Clinic in May 1999.  Before joining the Cleveland Clinic, she was with the law firm of Thompson, Hine LLP in Cleveland, Ohio.  There she concentrated her practice in the representation of hospitals, physicians, and tax exempt institutions, including hospital systems, trade associations, community foundations and educational organizations, in a variety of tax, corporate and regulatory matters.   Ms. Switzer received her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College (B.A., Honors, Chemistry and French 1989) and her law degree at Boston University School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude 1994).  She is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.  In 2010, she became Vice Chair of the AHLA Tax and Finance Practice Group.

About Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit multi-specialty academic medical center integrating outpatient clinic and hospital care with research and education.

The Main Campus is located in the City of Cleveland and includes a tertiary care hospital; a children’s hospital; a medical school; a research institute; an outpatient clinic; 26 specialty institutes including for heart care, digestive disease, cancer and eye care; and supporting labs and facilities on a 162 acre campus.  The Cleveland Clinic Health System operates eight community hospitals and 18 family health centers, including eight ambulatory surgery centers, in Northeast Ohio.

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Event Synopsis:

Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code was enacted in March 2010 and mandates that nonprofit hospitals comply with new requirements to maintain their tax-exempt status. Hospitals are expected to understand the key components of community health needs assessments (CHNAs), comply with new billing limitations, and adopt certain financial assistance and emergency care policies and procedures. Knowing the best key practices on how to comply with these new requirements will give you the chance to mitigate the risk of potential pitfalls and ultimately save your tax-exempt status.

The Knowledge Group is producing a LIVE webcast which will explore the issues and concerns surrounding the recently proposed regulations under Section 501(r). "Changes to Hospital Tax Exemption: Best Practices Under Section 501(r) LIVE Webcast" is a must-attend event for nonprofit hospitals attempting to comply with the new requirements of Section 501(r).

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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.  For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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