Perhaps some of you can weigh in on this. I am considering joining a neurologist who wants to add a interventional pain physician to his office and after 1.5 years have me be set up as a separate corporation. He is willing to front the cost for the c-arm, table, RF machine etc, malpractice, health insurance,initial marketing and cover the overhead initially and I will pay into 50% ownership of the equipment over this 1.5 year period until we are co-owners of the equipment. I am guaranteed a salary for 6 months, and by then the collections will be coming in and I will begin to pay into the overhead etc. He is very successful and began his neurology practice from scratch. He states that he is not wanting to take advantage of anyone like it was attempted with him (the reason for leaving a large neurology group and going out on his own), and is just looking to have someone share in his overhead, but not compete directly with him (hence not bringing in another neurologist). It seems reasonable, although I am a bit reticent in regards to the 6 months of salary support then praying that ARs are coming in to a sufficient amount that the lack of salary support is not an issue. For those of you who have started out in such a fashion, is 6 months a reasonable time to get support and then be up and running? Also, in an outpatient setting (not an ASC) is it a legal statute to have a crash cart when doing interventional procedures. I certainly plan on having one, but as we are working the start up cost and equipment, I would like to be able verify this to him that a crash cart is a necessary item. Thanks.