March 2nd 2023
If the choice of personal medical care offered by small practices is to be preserved, the rules of the game must change.
January 4th 2023
$1.7 trillion spending plan will have effects across health care sector.
December 30th 2022
You protect yourself against medical malpractice, but are you protected against medical board complaints?
December 20th 2022
Lawmakers tout spending plan, but medical groups respond with ‘dismay,’ say seniors’ health will be at risk.
October 11th 2022
An exclusive interview with MGMA’s man in D.C.
MGMA 2022: Regulatory burdens growing for physicians, survey says
COVID-19 pandemic conditions get better, but more red tape blocks care for patients.
MGMA 2022: Washington update for medical practices
MGMA’s man in Washington, D.C. gives his rundown of what the organization is keeping an eye on with prior authorizations and telehealth.
How states can utilize quality measurement to reduce health disparities
Why state efforts to improve health equity matter.
Prior authorizations and MedPAC recommendations: MGMA’s view
MGMA's man in Washington D.C. gives his update on their lobbying efforts.
Physician organizations react to Inflation Reduction Act signing
Physicians groups, analysts, have praised insurance premium subsidies, Medicare drug cost caps.
Looking ahead to 2022: A Q&A with Anders Gilberg
A look at what policy changes to expect this year.
Improving patient care with rich data
How cellular technologies and remote patient monitoring are improving patient care.
Integrating medical cannabis into your practice
A guide for physicians from one doctor’s personal experiences.
Approaching the government with an antitrust complaint
When a hospital has significant market power, the hospital can use that market power to harm competing independent physicians. This can violate the federal antitrust laws.
National Locum Tenens Week: How we can continue to facilitate access to care
New nationwide legislation is necessary in the wake of the pandemic.
Four considerations for physician disability policies
Protecting the investment you’ve made in your career and your ability to earn income is essential.
CBD oil and physician liability
Prescribing CBD oil still is relatively unexplored territory for physicians in terms of legal liability. But medical boards want clarity.
Prepare for patients who refuse to wear a mask in your practice
Recommendations for every practice to consider.
Leveraging digital and policy tools to address the COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis
An estimated 56 percent of adults report the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health.
Individual rights and communicable diseases in light of the Coronavirus
Social justice can only be achieved in relation to the Coronavirus when people are realistic and do what is right for the good of society.
Recent False Claims Act cases underscore DOJ focus on Anti-Kickback Statute violations
Government and Relators consider the substance of the form and will go after third parties that are used as conduits to perpetuate a crime or a fraud.
Medical spas and state laws
What you need to consider before offering spa services to your patients.
Behind the rise in large outlier medical malpractice verdicts
Factors including consolidation and monetary desensitization are to blame.
Indemnification is an underappreciated contractual provision
Proper understanding can lead to fewer headaches and litigation.
EKRA Update: First Enforcement Action
Woman indicted for violating ERKA, making false statements, and tampering with records.
9 tips for responding to medical board complaints
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.
Productivity and termination: what physicians need to know when reviewing contracts
Compensation formulas based on productivity can become a major source of friction between physician and employer when termination occurs
Ignore a civil investigative demand at your own peril
Follow these steps if you receive a CID.
Thinking about posting PHI on social media? Think again
How your practice can learn from a recent case
Telehealth Reimbursement Trends and Opportunities: What Physicians Need to Know
New legislation concerning telemedicine will soon provide new opportunities for physicians.
Deny this patient right at your own legal risk
Mothers have a right to breastfeed in public - and in your practice, so find a way to make mothers, other patients and staff comfortable.
The DOJ is cracking down on healthcare fraud. Don’t put your practice at risk.
A recent False Claims Act settlement and a healthcare fraud takedown in Texas highlight the need for compliance and vigilance.
How to avoid defamation claims on social media
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.
Failure to provide patient records can result in a HIPAA fine
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?
How not complying with Stark laws can put your practice at risk
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.
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