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Baker Tilly Helps Solve The Fair Market Value Quandary With New Online Tool

Introducing fmvNOW, Baker Tilly’s new online, on-demand fair market value rate tool that helps life sciences companies accurately determine payments for healthcare professionals.

CHICAGO (April 29, 2021) – Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) launches fmvNOW, a self-service, online fair market value rate tool to help life sciences companies quickly analyze compensation rates paid to healthcare professionals.

“Medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies continue to face increased risk both in the U.S. and abroad associated with anti-kickback and anti-bribery regulations, as well as within the global supply chain,” said Mark Scallon, Baker Tilly life sciences consulting principal. “Among these regulations are requirements for companies to pay external healthcare professionals and other constituents in the global healthcare system fees deemed to be the fair market value for their services. However, determining these rates is not always easy.”

Baker Tilly’s fmvNOW tool provides life sciences companies access to global fair market value rates across the broad spectrum of healthcare specialties and key opinion leader tiers, and serves as the delivery mechanism for the output of the overall healthcare provider fair market value rate analysis. fmvNOW, enables life sciences companies to:

  • Access country-specific regulatory rates on-demand
  • Convert rates from the country’s local currency to U.S. dollars or Euros.
  • Connect with Baker Tilly’s fair market value specialists.
  • Rely on documented methodology that is defensible to regulatory inquiries.

“We understand the need for life sciences companies to have a more simplified approach to assessing fair market value rates paid to healthcare professionals for speaking and consulting engagements,” said Samantha Sutherland, Baker Tilly senior manager and lead fmvNOW product developer. “Baker Tilly’s fmvNOW solution enables management to easily and quickly determine fair market value compensation rates so they can focus their efforts on areas of greater risk and complexity.”

Learn more about Baker Tilly’s fmvNOW tool at bakertilly.com/specialties/fmvnow.

About Baker Tilly US, LLP (bakertilly.com)

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