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When Employment Ends, Practitioners Must Understand the Contract’s Terms

Practitioners who voluntarily or involuntarily leave a practice should immediately revisit their original contract. It is very important that they understand how the contract and its clauses—specifically the restrictive covenants—affect their future employment.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? Even the Courts Have a Hard Time Deciding

There was a recent case with respect to a Manhattan yoga studio, which was appealed four times, to determine whether the non-staff instructors were actually employees rather than independent contractors. The matter was In Re Yoga Vida NYC, Inc (Commissioner … Continue reading

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Protect Your Patients and Your Practice: Routine Consent Forms

Individual healthcare practitioners and practices start their doctor-patient relationships by requiring each patient to sign a consent form before the first date of treatment. This form essentially informs the patient of the type of treatment, the risks and benefits of … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself When Modifying Employment Agreements

Recently, I have been receiving inquiries from practitioners with respect to their executed employment agreements. Various concerns have come up relating to their employer wanting to change or alter the terms in the original employment contract, and they are unclear … Continue reading

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2016 Year in Review: 3 Areas Every Healthcare Practitioner Needs to Know

If you have your own practice, there are certain areas that are pertinent to running your practice in an efficient manner. You should be aware of these areas and if not, you should be on the lookout for next year. … Continue reading

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HIPAA and Third-Party Contracts: What You Need to Know!

If you are a healthcare practitioner who falls under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as a covered entity, you must follow HIPAA rules and regulations when you contract with an outside third party vendor to help you … Continue reading

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How Does a Practitioner Remove a Patient from Their Practice Legally?

There are many reasons for dismissing a patient from your practice. This may involve a patient that has been with you for many years or not that long, but someone who you feel is disruptive; or there has been a … Continue reading

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A Court Case All Medical Practitioners Should Know About

Practitioners and their support staff have become very familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) over the years, but as a recent ruling shows, the law continues to evolve.

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What Can Providers Charge for Copies of Medical Records?

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals case—Carter v. Healthport Technologies, LLC—has established that healthcare practitioners and businesses need to be very careful on what they charge for providing copies of medical records to patients. Whether they are copying the medical … Continue reading

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Can Medical Practitioners Be Held Liable To a 3rd Party?

Earlier this year, the New York Court of Appeals—the state’s highest court—ruled that physicians and healthcare practitioners could be found liable to third parties. In Davis v. South Nassau Communities Hospital, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 09229 (December 16, 2015), the … Continue reading

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