Tag Archives: Healthcare Professional

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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Keep Your Workers in the Know

An employee handbook, as everyone knows, is a staple of workplace rules and regulations. An employee handbook lists: what’s acceptable and not acceptable in the workplace; policies regarding vacations; policies for filing or resolving any type of complaint; the hierarchy … 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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Going on an Interview? 9 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Future Employer

{2.5 minutes to read this article} As a new physician, it’s just as important for you to interview a prospective employer as it is for them to interview you. Doing so addresses both your desire to protect yourself in the … Continue reading

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Departing from a Healthcare Practice? 12 Critical Items You May Not Have Considered

There are times when a healthcare professional needs to leave their practice. They may have decided to start a new practice or are simply withdrawing from the practice due to health, financial or personal reasons. Often, healthcare professionals have been … Continue reading

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What Happens to Your Practice…Without You?

Do you own a healthcare practice? Do you have the necessary agreements in place for your exit strategy? The importance of a detailed agreement, whether it’s for a partnership or single member LLC, will ensure an easier transition for all … Continue reading

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A Handshake Does Not Equal a Contract

Verbal agreements – unlike signed contracts – are not legally binding. When I’m asked by a client to review a contract – whether it’s an employment contract, a partnership agreement, an operating agreement or a buy/sell agreement – it’s very … Continue reading

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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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