Category Archives: Medical Practices

Eager for More Time to Focus on Patient Care? Leave Compliance to Me!

{3:20 minutes to read} How can healthcare practitioners focus more on helping their patients? The answer: by having an attorney address the business aspect of their practice and handle compliance issues behind the scenes. My prior experience as a malpractice … Continue reading

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Steps To Take Prior To Selling Your Independent Practice

{3:10 minutes to read} When a healthcare practitioner is thinking of their next step in life, regardless of the reason, they have to begin thinking about what to do with their practice. As a healthcare practitioner, if you have contingencies … Continue reading

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Understanding HIPAA: Is Your Practice a Covered Entity?

{2:45 to read} Many healthcare providers are subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); however, these laws do not apply to everyone. HIPAA relates to covered entities or business associates acting on behalf of a covered entity, … Continue reading

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Steps to Take to Avoid a Potential Lawsuit by a Patient

{3:15 minutes to read} When running a practice, the practitioner may be presented with the situation where a patient becomes so dissatisfied or so unhappy with their treatment that they ultimately threaten to file a lawsuit against them. Although there … Continue reading

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Small, Trusting Practices Need to Know: Paper Trails Are Everything

{2:42 minutes to read} When a practice isn’t large enough to have a dedicated HR department, what happens when an employee starts to make waves in the workplace? I’ve been approached by physicians and dentists of different specialties who have … Continue reading

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Don’t Let These Legal Pitfalls Ruin Your Healthcare Career

{2:55 minutes to read} Working closely with healthcare professionals in my practice, I’ve noticed a number of trends over the past 5 years. These trends are often related to legal issues that arise at different phases of their careers. Entering … Continue reading

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The National Practitioner Data Bank: What Does It Say about You?

What is the biggest threat to physicians, resident physicians and dentists? Not knowing who has access and what gets reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank. What is the National Practitioner Data Bank? 

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Employers must correctly classify whether the person who is working for them is an employee or an independent contractor. There are several criteria that determine whether an individual is an employee or a contractor, but the most important one to … Continue reading

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Protecting Healthcare’s Private Practices

I am a business attorney for the healthcare professional. I have been practicing law for approximately 14 years, and a majority of that time I have assisted the healthcare professional. Starting at a very young age, I have been exposed … Continue reading

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