Author Archives: rodinlegal

The Murky Waters of Continuous Treatment Just Got Murkier

The recent case of Lohnas v. Luzi, 2018 N.Y. Slip Op 01114 (February 15, 2018) brings the implications of the continuous treatment doctrine to the forefront. In this case, a physician performed shoulder surgery on a patient in 1998. The patient … Continue reading

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When a Non-Compete Is Non-Enforceable

In most instances, when a physician is hired at a practice, he or she must agree to a non-compete clause. By agreeing to this clause, the physician will be restricted on where they can continue to practice and render services … Continue reading

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PC vs PLLC: Choosing Your Business Structure

In New York State, professionals who are licensed through the Department of Education can structure their businesses in two ways: as a professional corporation (PC) or a professional limited liability company (PLLC). Under New York Law, both structures provide identical … Continue reading

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Understanding Patient Consent Forms

To patients, consent forms might be viewed as a simple and standard document. These are forms that patients are now accustomed to receiving prior to any treatment. However, if you are a practitioner, it is critical for your consent forms … Continue reading

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Moving Your Healthcare Practice Forward in 2018

For physicians, dentists, and all healthcare practitioners, as 2017 comes to a close, it is time to think about the goals for your practice moving forward into 2018. Are you looking to take on new employees? Are you looking to … Continue reading

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Technology Affects All Healthcare Practices

Technology is prominent in all aspects of our society—and this is true in the healthcare field as well. The majority of healthcare practices are already paperless, which includes not only medical charts but also digital x-rays and the mandated electronic … Continue reading

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An Informed Staff is Vital for a Smooth Practice Transition

Our previous two articles have explored what to do when you purchase a practice, including retaining patients and starting to make the practice your own.   Part 3 of this series explores an equally important, concurrent task: ensuring that your … Continue reading

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You Bought Your First Practice, Now What?

So, you have purchased a practice, and you are maintaining the patients that you have inherited. When you purchased the practice, you most likely were not involved in how the prior owner ran it. Now you want to make it … Continue reading

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When Buying a Practice, Change is Not in Your Best Interest

If you are a practitioner who just bought a practice, regardless of your specialty, the ultimate goal is to maintain the patients already in existence, as well as to drum up more business. We all know that patients have the … Continue reading

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Management Service Organizations in Healthcare: Pros & Pitfalls

What is a healthcare management service organization? Also referred to as an MSO, this type of organization generally provides practice management and administrative support services to healthcare practices.  

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