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Dudley McCarter, President of the Mizzou Alumni Association, Retires

By Jordan Yount, University of Missouri – College of Arts and Science

June 30, 2015 – Dudley McCarter, JD ’75, is wrapping up what he calls the most exciting year of his life. Today is his last day serving as president of the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA).

“Here’s what made it special,” McCarter says, “every day I could get up and say to myself, ‘I can do something for Mizzou today—I can do something for the university I love.’”

McCarter did quite a bit for the university he loves during the past year. According to the alumni association website, alumni participation was at one of its highest levels in association history. It also was a record year for philanthropy, with the MAA providing $512,000 in scholarships and raising $136,348 for the Mizzou Traditions Fund.

“Well, I’m not taking any credit for that,” McCarter says. “Todd McCubbin, our executive director, put together such a great staff at the alumni association office, and the association is doing more and more each year for alumni activities.”

When pressed, however, McCarter did claim credit for an outreach effort he initiated.

“I have a card that says ‘President of the Mizzou Alumni Association,’ and when I saw a car with a Mizzou license plate or a Mizzou bumper sticker, I would take my card and write on the back, ‘Thank you for supporting Mizzou’ and stick it on the car,” McCarter says. “Quite often I would get a phone call or an email from someone saying they got my card, and I would use that phone call or email to ask them if they were dues-paying members of the alumni association. If not, I would encourage them to become one, and if they were, I would encourage them to go up to a life member or to buy a brick on Traditions Plaza.”

McCarter and his wife, Beth, are both attorneys, but Beth is the one who earned her undergraduate degree at MU, graduating from the Department of Political Science and the Honors College in 1984. McCarter says his interest in playing college football prevented him from being able to attend MU as an undergrad.

“Legendary football coach Dan Devine had no interest in a 5’10”, 165-pound, very slow offensive lineman, so I never received nor expected an offer from Mizzou,” McCarter says. “I went to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and when I finished playing football on Saturdays I would rush back to the fraternity house to see what the MU football score was. I followed MU closely even though I did not go there for my undergrad.” McCarter earned his BA in political science from Knox College before applying to the MU School of Law.

As president of the MAA, McCarter says he tried to be the alumni representative at every event he attended, including the 175th anniversary celebrations last fall, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin’s inauguration, the Homecoming parade, and nearly all Mizzou football games.

“My wife will tell you I was at Mizzou more than I was at home,” McCarter says. “I don’t think that’s true, but I really got a kick out of everything I did.”

Sherri Gallick, BS Ed ’82, becomes the new president of the MAA July 1.

Although he is retiring as president of the MAA, McCarter plans to stay heavily involved with the university. As past president, he will serve on the MAA governing board for a year, and he serves on a chancellor’s committee and is a trustee of the law school foundation. And you are likely to see Dudley and Beth McCarter at most MU football games, cheering on the Tigers and supporting the university they both love.


Accountable Care Organizations and the Admissibility of Guidelines in Malpractice Cases

By Joseph C. Vitale

The fundamental purpose of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA) is to “increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance and decrease the cost of health care.” Nat’l Fed’n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, 132 S.Ct. 2566, 2580 (2012). Accordingly, the ACA has expanded a program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which are organizations of health care providers responsible for the quality, cost, and overall care of the whole patient. Federal law requires that ACOs establish and implement guidelines to promote “evidence-based medicine” and “patient engagement.” 42 C.F.R. § 425.112.

The Threat of ACO Guidelines in Malpractice Litigation

Without limitations in place, ACOs and their federally-mandated guidelines may prove problematic for health care providers in malpractice cases. Of primary concern is that medical guidelines could be used to actually establish the standard of care. Moreover, these guidelines present a potential Catch-22 for ACOs and their physicians. Guidelines may expose physicians to liability for failure to comply. Yet if the physician comports with the guidelines, a plaintiff might argue that cost savings were prioritized over the medical needs of the patient, as guidelines are implemented in part to cut costs. The financial benefit to ACOs may cause physicians to become hesitant of cost-saving guidelines. Guidelines can be particularly concerning when they entail a deviation from a physician’s current practice, as physicians may be ultimately held negligent in adhering to the guidelines.

Limited Admissibility of Guidelines

On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Under MACRA, federally-required guidelines cannot be used to establish the standard of care owed by a health care provider in a malpractice claim. 114 P.L. 10, 129 Stat. 87 (2015).

Conclusion

MACRA does not entirely prevent the use of guidelines in malpractice claims. For example, the law does not expressly prohibit plaintiffs from (1) using other guidelines not adopted by ACOs as evidence pertaining to standards of care; (2) using adopted guidelines to buttress or rebut expert testimony regarding the standard of care; or (3) using guidelines to demonstrate cost-cutting measures. While these questions remain unanswered, MACRA resolves the most significant concern of ACOs by ensuring that professional liability cannot be determined simply by assessing outlined metrics, rather than by treating patients according to their specific needs.

 


Employee or Independent Contractor? The Pitfalls of Worker Misclassification

By Jason W. Kinser

The challenge of properly classifying workers as “employees” or “independent contractors” is drawing increased attention as of late, as both state and federal agencies have been more focused on investigation and enforcement.

Advantages of Independent Contractors

There are certainly financial incentives for organizations to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Typically, independent contractors are reported to the IRS on a Form 1099 instead of a Form W-2. Consequently, employers are not required to withhold taxes, make Medicare or Social Security contributions, or pay unemployment and workers’ compensation premiums for independent contractors. Further, employee benefit plans—including group health insurance, paid leave, and 401(k) plans—only cover employees and do not typically extend to independent contractors.

The Expense of Misclassifying Workers

Unfortunately, misclassifying workers as independent contractors can end up costing an employer plenty. Therefore, it is so important to properly classify workers and avoid hefty fines, penalties, and potential litigation and reputation issues related to noncompliance.

Factors for Properly Classifying Workers

It can be difficult for an employer to properly classify a worker as an employee or independent contractor. The determination is fact intensive, and no single factor is dispositive. Perhaps the most important factor in the determination is the element of control — does the employer retain control over the manner in which the work is being performed? The more control the employer exerts over how the work is performed, the more likely the worker will be deemed an employee and not an independent contractor. Other examples include monitoring, training, and exclusivity. Does a manager typically direct the individual’s work? Does the employer provide training, tools, or other assistance to the worker? Is the individual prohibited from performing similar work for other companies? If the answer to these questions is yes, it is more likely the worker is an employee and not and independent contractor.

Conclusion

Because of increased federal and state enforcement activity, and the severity of the fines and penalties associated with misclassifying workers, it is important to talk to a skilled employment attorney who can analyze the relevant factors and assist in the proper classification of workers to avoid potentially significant risks and liabilities to the organization.

 


Do You Need to Form a Limited Liability Company?

By Brandon A. DeWitt

Today, the most popular form of business entity is the limited liability company (LLC). LLCs have become the entity of choice because LLCs offer numerous benefits to its owners. Such benefits include personal liability and asset protection, credibility, tax savings, anonymity, the ease of raising capital, creating a separate legal entity for personal protection, separate liability for corporate debts, and perpetual duration. If you are starting a company or currently operating an unincorporated business, this article will provide you with a basic understanding of whether you would benefit from forming an LLC.

Brief History

LLCs were first recognized in the United States in 1977. Today, LLCs are recognized as a form of business entity in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. An LLC is a form of business entity designed to combine the corporate attribute of limited liability for its owners with the partnership attribute of “pass-through” tax treatment. By combining the most attractive attributes of corporations and partnerships, the LLC has become a popular alternative to the more traditional corporate and partnership forms.

Personal Liability and Asset Protection

When you form an LLC, you create a separate “person” under the law. Most importantly, forming an LLC provides personal liability protection to the LLC owners. The LLC can provide a strong shield to protect the personal assets of the owners. Those who choose not to form an LLC put themselves at significant risk of personally liability.

Tax Advantages

An LLC can also offer several tax benefits. For example, an LLC can choose how it will be taxed. An LLC is typically taxed at the same rate as a sole proprietorship. An LLC can, however, elect to be taxed as a corporation if it so chooses. Also, many tax deductions are available after forming an LLC.

Conclusion

Selecting the right type of business entity is important to maximizing the financial and operational success for your business. If you are currently operating an unincorporated business or starting a new business, we strongly recommend that you contact an attorney and accountant to discuss the costs and benefits of forming an LLC.


Vendor: Microsoft Exam Code: 070-410 dumps Exam Name: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Version: DemoDEMO

QUESTION 1 You are developing a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package to implement an incremental data load strategy. The package reads data from a source system. Depending on the value in a source column, the package redirects rows to one of five 70-696 dumps different data flow paths. You need to add a data flow transformation to support the package redirection. Which data flow transformation should you use? A. Conditional Split B. pjvot C. Multicast D. Lookup Correct Answer: A

QUESTION 2 You are developing a SQL Server 070-463 dumps Integration Services (SSIS) project that contains a project Connection Manager and multiple packages. All packages in the project must connect to the same database. The server name for the database must be set by using a parameter named ParamConnection when any package in the project is executed. You need to develop this project with the least amount of development effort. What should you do? (Each answer presents a part of the solution. Choose all that apply.) A. Create a package parameter named ConnectionName in each package. B. Edit each package Connection Manager. Set the ConnectionName property to @ [$Project::ParamConnection]. C. Edit the project Connection Manager 70-410 dumps in Solution Explorer. Set the ConnectionName property to @ [$Project::ParamConnection]. D. Set the Sensitive property of the parameter to True. E. Create a project parameter named ConnectionName. F. Set the Required property of the parameter to True. Correct Answer: BEF

QUESTION 3 You develop a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package in a project by using the Project Deployment Model. It is regularly executed within a multi-step SQL Server Agent job. You make changes to the package that should improve performance. You need to establish if there is a trend in the durations of the next 10 successful executions of the package. You need to use the least amount of administrative effort to achieve this goal. What should you do? A. After 10 executions, view the job history for the SQL Server Agent job. B. After 10 executions, in SQL Server Management Studio, view the Execution Performance subsection of the All Executions report for the project. C. Enable logging to the Application Event Log in the package control flow for the Onlnformation event. After 10 executions, view the Application Event Log. D. Enable logging to an XML file in the package control flow for the OnPostExecute event. After 10executions, view the XML file. Correct Answer: B

QUESTION 4 A SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2012 package currently downloads sales data from a Windows Azure SQL Database database. To improve sales data accuracy, exchange rates must be downloaded daily from a public HTTP website instead of from a weekly flat file. The public website hosts a comma- separated values (CSV) file that contains one row per currency. You need to download the CSV file to the environment. What should you use to retrieve the document from the website? A. a Script component B. a Web Service 70-331 dumps task C. a Web Service source D. a Script task Correct Answer: D

QUESTION 5 You are preparing to install SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services (MDS). You need to ensure that the database requirements are met. What should you install? A. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard Edition SP1 B. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise 070-489 dumps Edition SP1 C. SQL Server 2012 Data Center (64-bit) x64 on the database server D. SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (64-bit) x64 on the database server Correct Answer: D

QUESTION 6 You are designing an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) solution that loads data into dimension tables. The ETL process involves many transformation steps. You need to ensure that the design can provide: Auditing information for compliance and business user acceptance Tracking and unique identification of records for troubleshooting and error correction What should you do? A. Develop a Master 70-414 dumps Data Services (MDS) solution. B. Develop a Data Quality Services (DQS) solution. C. Create a version control repository for the ETL solution. D. Develop a custom data lineage solution. Correct Answer: D

QUESTION 7 You are designing a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) project that uses the Project Deployment Model. The project will contain 10 packages. All the packages must connect to the same data source anddestination. You need to define and reuse the connection 70-486 dumps managers in all the packages by using the least development effort. What should you do? A. Implement parent package variables. B. Copy and paste connection managers from one package to the others. C. Implement project connection managers. D. Implement package connection managers. Correct Answer: C

QUESTION 8 You have a secured database that contains all of the customer data for your company. You plan to use a project deployment model. You need to create a SQL Server 1ntegration Services (SS1S) package that connects to the database by using a dedicated username and password. 70-487 dumps The solution must ensure that the password used for the connection string is encrypted. Which two actions should you perform? (Select Two) A. Select the Sensitive check box for the catalog environment. B. Set the sensitive property of the package parameter to True. C. Modify the set_execution parameter_value stored procedure. D. Set the package protection level to EncrypSensitiveWithPassword. Correct Answer: CD

QUESTION 9 You are developing a SQL Server 1ntegration Services (SS1S) package. The package sources data from an HTML web page that lists product stock levels. You need to implement a data flow task that reads the product stock levels from the HTML web page. Which data flow sources should 70-480 dumps you use? Select Two A. Raw File source B. XML source C. Custom source component D. Flat File source E. script component Correct Answer: CE

QUESTION 10 You develop a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package in a project by using the Project Deployment Model. It is regularly executed within a multi-step SQL Server Agent job. You make changes to the package that should improve performance. You need to establish if there is a trend in the durations of the next 10 successful executions of the package. You need to use the least 70-412 dumps amount of administrative effort to achieve this goal. What should you do? A. Enable logging to an XML file in the package control flow for the Onlnformation event. After 10 executions, view the XML file. B. After 10 executions, view the job history for the SQL Server Agent job. C. After 10 executions, in SQL Server Management Studio, view the Execution Performance subsection of the All Executions report for the package.D. Enable logging to an XML file in the package control flow for the OnPostExecute event. After 10 executions, view the XML file. Correct Answer: C

QUESTION 11 You are editing a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package that contains a task with a sensitive property. You need to create a project parameter and configure it so that its value is encrypted when it is deployed to the SSIS catalog. Which three steps should you perform in sequence? (To answer, move the appropriate actions from the list of actions to the answer area and arrange them in the correct order.) Select and Place: Correct Answer: QUESTION 12 You are building a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package to load data from all files that are automatically copied to a directory each night through an external FTP process. You need to load data from all copied files to a destination table in SQL Server. Which three steps should you perform in sequence? (To answer, move the appropriate actions from the list of actions to the answer area and arrange 70-532 dumps them in the correct order.) Select and Place:Correct Answer:

QUESTION 13 You are creating a sales data warehouse. When a product exists in the product dimension, you update the product name. When a product does not exist, you insert a new record. In the current implementation, the DimProduct table must be scanned twice, once for the insert and again for the update. As a result, inserts and updates to the DimProduct table take longer than expected. You need to create a solution that uses a single 070-413 dumps command to perform an update and an insert. How should you use a MERGE T-SQL statement to accomplish this goal? (To answer, drag the appropriate answer choice from the list of options to the correct location or locations in the answer area. You may need to drag the split bar between panes or scroll to view content.)Select and Place:Correct Answer:

control flow is shown in the answer area.