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Healthcare Practitioners’ Employment Contracts Seminar in October 2020

Next month, I am presenting a seminar on employment contracts for healthcare practitioners through lawline.com. Lawline uses online videos and seminars to offer CLE-bearing courses to attorneys, though non-attorneys are welcome to watch and download any course materials as well. … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Consent Forms For Patients

Many practitioners are beginning to institute consent forms for voluntary, non-emergency treatments in an effort to limit the liability of their practices. The forms may state language similar to the following:  Coronavirus is highly contagious and there are known risks … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Re-Opening Healthcare Practices During COVID-19

Healthcare practitioners must ensure their patients and staff feel safe in the practice. What steps should be taken to offer a clean, sanitized, and compliant office?  Generally, practices have already adopted protocols, such as inquiring about a patient’s covid status, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: What Should Medical/Dental Practices Do?

At the time of this writing, New York has declared a state of emergency in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. There are some questions regarding what steps medical and dental practices can make moving forward during this period of unknown. … Continue reading

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A Reminder to Practitioners About Patients’ Financial Forms

In any practice, there are a number of forms that must be signed by patients. These may include the following: HIPAA privacy forms, consent for treatment, general office policies and a health/dental history form. Invariably, there will also be a … Continue reading

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Business Name Approval For Your Practice – What You Need to Know

When a practitioner is thinking of forming a new practice — or if they are purchasing a practice — forming a legal entity is often part of the process. In New York, their choices are a professional service corporation (PC) … Continue reading

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Commercial Leases and Buying a Practice

Many times when a practitioner purchases a practice, they are not just purchasing the goodwill and equipment — they may also be taking over the commercial lease. Staying in the same space is often advantageous because it makes it easier … Continue reading

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When a Physician Leaves a Practice, What Happens to Their Patients?

Generally, healthcare practices today employ several physicians to cover the needs of all of their patients — but what happens when one of them leaves the practice?

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What is an Operating Agreement?

An operating agreement is a contract that outlines how a Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) will function from its inception. It can diffuse potential disputes between members if the agreement addresses certain areas of concern for the PLLC.   For example, … Continue reading

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Startup Costs Associated with Opening a Medical Practice

When 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.

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