September 28th 2023
What if the algorithm was manipulated or rendered an inaccurate result in a patient care situation?
September 27th 2023
Prepare as if you expect to be sued.
September 26th 2023
Failure to comply can result in penalties of $500 per day.
September 6th 2023
Here are six ways to better protect yourself and your practice.
September 5th 2023
Here are answers to some basic questions about malpractice insurance.
Part two of our look at abusive tax planning schemes that are heavily promoted doctors at year-end. We examine specific schemes to avoid, including those that the I.R.S. is making a special effort to crack down on.
Surviving regulatory risk and fines
Regulatory violations can lead to substantial fines which severely impact a practice’s financial stability.
5 of the craziest medical malpractice cases
A look at some mishaps that led to big payouts.
How to prevent a lawsuit
Medical malpractice attorneys that defend physicians have seen the gamut of issues that come up when a physician faces a lawsuit. So what should a physician do when dealing with such a career crisis?
Beware these malpractice landmines!
EHRs are increasingly leading to malpractice lawsuits. Here’s six issues to avoid.
Malpractice payout, rates increase due to social inflation
Large verdicts are becoming more common, putting pressure on insurers to raise rates.
Practice tip of the week: Eight gifts that violate the anti-kickback statute
Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.
March Madness! Protected health information cybersecurity frenzy
Wild behavior is pulsing through the cybersecurity landscape.
The new kid on the block: The Federal Trade Commission and data sharing
Two recent settlements underscore the FTC's status as an enforcement agency with the power to enforce consumers’ rights in relation to their sensitive information.
Cybersecurity highlights: The “money mule” and cybercriminals
Cautionary tales ripped from the headlines.
CMS proposes changes to the 60-day rule
On March 23, 2010, the 60-Day Rule was enacted as Section 6402 of the Affordable Care Act.
HHS Proposed Rule – electronic transactions and privacy rule enforcement action.
Most read 2022: What you need to know about medical board complaints
You protect yourself against medical malpractice, but are you protected against medical board complaints?
The greatest gift to give your board: Cyber awareness
All persons with boards should be making sure that the individual board members are meeting their common law fiduciary duties, including those of loyalty and care.
Recent HIPAA, ransomware & data privacy issues to put at the top of your list
Don't let the holidays get in the way of legal compliance.
Telehealth items to monitor
The top three types of care that were sought across state lines were primary care, mental health, and cancer.
Civility: The rule of law and privacy post-Roe
The rule of law is premised on civility and applies to all citizens in the United States – regardless of their position.
Physicians, don't make this huge mistake!
Don't sign up for a role you don't fully understand.
Trademark law basics
More businesses recognize the importance of building their legacies, but what’s the point of registering your mark?
Recent DOJ enforcement action a reminder about practicing medicine
A look at state requirements for practicing medicine.
What to consider before starting a concierge practice
The concierge medicine business model is expected to reach $10 billion by 2028 and is expected to continue to expand.
HHS OIG warns healthcare providers of dangers of telemedicine fraud
Many schemes involve allegations of orders or prescriptions for medically unnecessary DME, genetic testing, wound care, or prescriptions for medication, each resulting in reimbursement from a Federal health care program.
Utilizing NIST Safeguards to reduce liability under the Stored Communications Act
If a person works in a sensitive field such as healthcare, law, accounting, or finance then setting boundaries that adhere to a plethora of laws and professional obligations should be implemented.
Supreme Court requires more proof in controlled substances prescribing cases
The majority concluded that the mental intent requirement does indeed apply not only to the conduct in issuing a prescription but also to a prescriber’s awareness of whether the prescription is authorized.
The False Claims Act and the seal: What whistleblowers need to know
Known as the “Lincoln Law,” the FCA stems back to 1863 and was enacted to root out fraud being perpetrated by suppliers of goods during the Civil War
The government’s focus on telemedicine
With the public health emergency possibly coming to an end, the government is looking to continue telemedicine expansions.
Cybersecurity scenarios leading to false claims act recoveries
A look at recent cases.
Trusts for physicians part 5: Life insurance trusts
Part five of our series explaining trusts for physicians.
CIAs, Exclusions, and your practice
Contracting with or employing an excluded person can result in a government enforcement action.
Recent cybersecurity legislation to put on your reading list
Keep abreast of the new cybersecurity laws.
Five things to consider before starting a concierge medical practice
Beware these pitfalls before leaping into concierge medicine.
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