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.
Breaking Down the Business Associate Agreement
Understanding what should be included in a required HIPAA BAA is essential.
Four best practices for your Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) engagement campaigns
Only a quarter of Medicare and Medicare Advantage recipients receive an annual wellness visit.
Malpractice Asset Protection Part 5: Understanding insurance
In part 5 of our look at malpractice asset protection strategies, we cover the basics every physician must know about medical malpractice insurance.
Proper medical charting is critical to protecting against legal risk
While helpful, the increase in electronic patient information creates more opportunity for errors, omissions, or mistakes that can ultimately lead to an unintended patient outcome and subsequent evidence against a provider in a legal proceeding.
How email AI can help your practice thrive
Email is one area ripe for AI innovation.
HIPAA: Back to basics with the BAA
With cybersecurity and criminal government actions involving protected health information (PHI), now is a good time to understand the importance of the required Business Associate Agreement (BAA).
Risks of malpractice and negligence in the medical billing industry
The risk of malpractice and negligence is hurting the medical billing industry. Here’s a brief article talking about various risks involved with these threats to practices, clinics, and coders.
Medical Malpractice and Asset Protection Part 4: Thinking defensively about medical malpractice
We continue our look at asset protection for physicians in the context of medical malpractice claims with a look at the causes of medical malpractice claims and thinking defensively about diagnosis and documentation.
Telemedicine and telehealth litigation risk rises as demand soars
One of the biggest risks is the act of practicing medicine virtually and the challenges of virtual examinations, reviewing diagnostics, communicating with the patient, loss of contextual clues, etc.
How to eliminate sneaky sources of HIPAA violations in your marketing efforts
These three efforts are some basic steps that will go a long way toward ensuring you accomplish your marketing goals while still maintaining patient privacy.
Staying on the right side of HIPAA with your email communication
If you leverage the right business partners for your email, you can both mitigate risk and provide seamless communication to your patients.
Stark Law, AKS continue to be focus of False Claims Act Settlements
Providers should be vigilant about the truthfulness of the claims and statements that are being submitted for remuneration by the government.
Medical Malpractice and Asset Protection Part 3: Settlements and Verdicts
Asset Protection for physicians logically includes concerns about medical malpractice liability. We continue our look at the facts about malpractice including the real risks, numbers and defense strategies involved.
Preparation for appropriate use criteria is key to success
If providers fail to follow these new rules, claims will be denied, and eventually, those who are outliers on adherence to appropriate use criteria will be subject to prior authorization.
Tips on opening an optometry practice’s doors to patients post-pandemic
Telehealth services, contactless waiting rooms, and pre-visit patient intake are all new procedures facilities across the country have had to adopt.
Two new HHS-OIG advisory opinions worth noting
An advisory opinion is only applicable to those requesting it; seek guidance under AKS or ensure safe harbors are met and a goal is to not induce referrals based on volume or value.
New CMS Appropriate Use Criteria mandate for CDSM will impact Medicare reimbursement
Don’t let your Medicare Part B reimbursement for advanced imaging be impacted by the CMS Mandate taking effect on January 1, 2022!
The due diligence of contracts
What you need to know to reduce your risks in a merger or acquisition.
Medical Malpractice and Asset Protection Part 2: Numbers and facts
Self-employed physicians and medical practice owners face a variety of risks including medical malpractice claims. We continue our discussion of the numbers and facts behind these lawsuits.
Key Medicare Advantage plan changes practices need to be aware of
Good news on telehealth coding, but lifting of EFRD restrictions will present financial challenges.
Cybersecurity and ransomware: Tips, tactics, and updates
Recent attacks encouraged new guidelines from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).
Why the world needs Zero Trust Security for email
Traditional cybersecurity measures aren’t effective anymore.
Medical Malpractice and Asset Protection Series Part 1: Malpractice risk by the numbers
While physicians face many financial and legal risks, the elephant in the room is always your professional liability and the risk of a malpractice lawsuit. We start an in-depth look at the facts about these lawsuits including where they happen, who they happen to, and what they cost.
EEOC releases updated COVID-19 guidance for employers
A few notable items seemingly intersect with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
COVID-19 Vaccines and Liability: What your medical practice needs to know
Despite the PREP Act’s broad immunity coverage, plaintiffs’ attorneys have already been filing complaints in many jurisdictions.
Confidentiality and consent considerations when treating minors
When considering the treatment of minors, as well as the release of the related protected health information, there are considerations not to overlook.
Telehealth fraud and abuse enforcement efforts unlikely to taper
The history of government healthcare fraud and abuse enforcement efforts teaches one unassailable lesson: increased utilization inevitably leads to increased government scrutiny.
Asset protection, insurance, and seasonal summer risks
Memorial Day begins the “100 Deadliest Days”.
Goodwill: How it factors into a medical practice sale
A high-level overview of what goodwill is and how it factors (or doesn’t factor) into a medical practice sale.
Private practices thriving, despite AMA survey
Though recent survey data suggests fewer physicians are choosing private practice, the data may be misleading. Hospital or private practice employment should only be chosen after carefully weighing the pros and cons of each.
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