Mothers have a right to breastfeed in public — and in your practice, so find a way to make mothers, other patients and staff comfortable.
Health Law & Policy
A recent False Claims Act settlement and a healthcare fraud takedown in Texas highlight the need for compliance and vigilance.
Social media is a great way to connect with other physicians and patients, but it’s also a platform where you could injure a third party’s reputation or where someone could injure yours. Learn what defamation is and when you might need to seek legal counsel.
The law requires patients have access to their medical records in a timely fashion and at a nominal fee. Is your practice in a position to comply?
A medical board complaint can be just as serious as a malpractice lawsuit. A defense attorney advises on how to respond to medical board complaints, and we list some common mistakes physicians must avoid.
Most physician compensation structures must comply with Stark laws. The danger is that practices may be in violation without realizing it, putting themselves at risk of fines and exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid.
You protect yourself against medical malpractice, but are you protected against medical board complaints?
Recent cases underscore that what a medical director is paid must be of fair market value and the CMS duty requirements must be met.
You need to promote your practice, but you also need to get the word out in a way that is also legal.
Recent clarifications on HIPAA liability underscore the importance of maintaining protected health information and taking precautions when working with third parties.