Category Archives: General

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

Tele-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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Starting a Private Practice? Get Familiar with Insurance Carriers First

Healthcare providers who start a private practice have the option to apply for in-network status with insurance carriers or remain as an out-of-network provider. Out-of-Network Coverage A provider can elect to provide a super bill to their patients, in order … Continue reading

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Dissolving Your Practice: Be Careful, Not Hasty

When dissolving your practice is time-sensitive, and you need to expediently move on, there are some important things to pay attention to in order to ensure it is done correctly. First and foremost, you can never abandon your patients. There … Continue reading

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MSO Partnership for Physicians: Be Careful of the Wording in Your Agreement!

Practitioners often look to establish Management Service Organizations (MSOs) to help run the business end of a medical practice. Some of these services may include the following: handling payments for office space, providing equipment and supplies, or managing the practitioner’s … Continue reading

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MSO Partnership for Physicians: Be Careful of the Wording in Your Agreement!

Practitioners often look to establish Management Service Organizations (MSOs) to help run the business end of a medical practice. Some of these services may include the following: handling payments for office space, providing equipment and supplies, or managing the practitioner’s … Continue reading

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Blending Professionals: Ensuring the Overall Protection of Practitioners

When a practice is undergoing changes, it is important for practitioners to work jointly with an attorney, financial advisor, and accountant to ensure the overall protection of their practice. The lawyer concentrates on the legal compliance of the practice; the … Continue reading

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Obtaining a New Job: Important Transition Considerations

It is not uncommon for practitioners to change jobs and join a new practice during the course of their career. When first considering a change in employment, it is imperative to immediately review the current employment contract and examine the … Continue reading

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Practitioners: What You Need to Know About the GDPR

As of May 25, 2018, the GDPR, which stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, was implemented in the European Union (EU). This regulation is much more expansive than our United States HIPAA law, and its coverage area is quite … Continue reading

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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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