Startup Costs Associated with Opening a Medical Practice

Startup Costs Associated with Opening a Medical PracticeWhen practitioners are thinking about opening up their own practice, regardless of specialty or field, there are a couple of concepts for them to consider to make sure that it’s a viable option for them. Continue reading

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Upcoming Seminar: The Ethics of Networking for Law Professionals

Stephanie Rodin - Upcoming Seminar: Ethics and NetworkingThis September I am co-presenting a seminar at the New York County Lawyers Association and through Lawline at New York Law School with Janet Falk of Falk Communications and Research on the topic “Ethically Strengthen Your Networking Skills.” 

During the presentation, key discussions will include:  Continue reading

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Can “Employed” Practitioners Protect Their Ideas & Inventions?

Stephanie Rodin - Can “Employed” Practitioners Protect Their Ideas and Inventions?An employment agreement often includes language that prevents or limits a practitioner from taking ownership of their own intellectual property (IP).  This can include IP such as research, inventions, patents or trademarks. 

Before joining a practice, practitioners should be aware of a few concepts regarding their IP rights.  Continue reading

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Reflections on the 9-Year Anniversary of My Practice

Stephanie Rodin - Reflections on the 9-Year Anniversary of My PracticeThis month, my practice turns nine. Back when I first began, I was not quite sure where the business would lead me — and I am happy to say that the opportunities I have had surpass anything that I could have imagined. Continue reading

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Practitioners: Define and Clarify Your Outside Activity Limitations

Stephanie Rodin - Practitioners: Define and Clarify Your Outside Activity LimitationsWhen a practitioner joins a new practice, the employer wants the employee to dedicate all of their professional time to the practice. They generally do not want practitioners to engage in outside activities — even though it is on their own time — such as teaching, consulting, expert witness review or providing medical services outside the scope of the practice. Continue reading

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First Job? Protect Your Career By Asking the Right Questions

Stephanie Rodin - First Job? Protect Your Career By Asking the Right QuestionsPractitioners who are close to completing their residency or fellowship often have many questions about their first employment contract and the various clauses within it. I regularly provide educational seminars to residents and fellows at metropolitan hospitals in numerous specialty departments about what to expect when interviewing for that first job and what will be included in the written agreement. Continue reading

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Tele-Health and Compliance: Important Considerations You Need to Consider

Stephanie Rodin - Tele-Health and Compliance: Important Considerations You Need to Be Aware OfTele-practice is becoming increasingly common. Consultations, as well as tele-health care, are provided via Skype, Zoom or other video-conferencing platforms that preclude the need for geographical proximity between doctor and patient.

For practitioners who choose to utilize this type of treatment, they should be aware of some important considerations: Continue reading

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Ready to Buy a Practice? 3 Guidelines for Practitioners

Ready to Buy a Practice? 3 Guidelines for Practitioners - Stephanie RodinPractitioners who are ready for the next phase of their career — or eager to hit the ground running — may consider purchasing an existing practice. If you are weighing that option, here are some questions and negotiable points to consider: Continue reading

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Your Malpractice Insurance: Who Owns the Policy?

Stephanie Rodin - Your Malpractice Insurance: Who Owns the Policy?This past October, MLMIC Insurance Company, one of the largest providers of medical malpractice in New York, became part of Berkshire Hathaway. As a result of becoming a stock company, a sum of money was to be paid out to policyholders who had policies between the years 2013-2016. Continue reading

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Practitioners and Social Media: My Selfie Could Be a HIPAA Breach??

Stephanie Rodin - Practitioners and Social Media: My Selfie could be a HIPAA Breach??Social media has become prevalent in every aspect of life. Given this, it is important that practitioners are careful about how they and their employees use social media so as not to violate any HIPAA regulations.

The obvious solution is to enforce a no cell phone use policy for employees. This will prevent any employee from taking photos, videos or using social media on their personal phone during work hours. However, this may not be practical. Continue reading

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