Physician Tax? No, Thank You

Governor Granholm’s proposal to impose the Quality Assurance Assessment Program (“QAAP”) fee (A.K.A tax) on physicians–HB 5386–was defeated in the Michigan Senate by a 32-4 vote on Wednesday, October 28. The bill proposed that “the Department shall assess and collect a quality assurance assessment on physicians…at a rate of 3% of the gross revenue of the physician or entity related to a physician.” The purpose of the bill is to help raise more federal monies to support Michigan’s Medicaid program, as well as to alleviate a $2.8 billion budget deficit for 2010.

For more information, please contact Abby Pendleton, Esq., Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., or Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or visit The HLP website.