November 7th 2023
A new program allows medical practice owners to back away from abusive Employee Retention Credit claims that may subject them to penalties ranging from fines to criminal prosecution.
September 12th 2023
We review the legal documents, risk management and vital areas of insurance coverage every family should address.
August 8th 2023
Physicians, and two-income couples in particular, are increasingly relying on household employees to help manage their work-life demands.
March 28th 2023
Another look at the news.
December 30th 2022
You protect yourself against medical malpractice, but are you protected against medical board complaints?
The cost of not conducting a risk analysis
A recent HIPAA fine and HHS’s healthcare app guidance underscore the importance of conducting risk analyses to protect personal health information.
6 practice expansion considerations
The dream of expanding your practice can be a reality-if you plan carefully.
The top 2 asset protection mistakes physicians make
Common errors physicians make when it comes to protecting their wealth and managing their risks.
When should you say ‘I’m sorry’
The way you apologize may have different implications, depending on how providers say it.
The 100 deadliest days of the year
Memorial Day marks the start of the high personal risk season for physicians and their families. Here are five of those risks - and how you can mitigate them.
How to safely prescribe and manage opioids
Avoid legal trouble by doing a thorough review of the electronic prescription process, security options, audits and potential loopholes.
When domestic violence comes to the workplace
We think we know our employees, but in reality, we only know as much about their lives outside the workplace as they want to tell us. What they’re not saying could put the safety of the entire office at risk, so it’s more important than ever to be proactive and have a plan.
Medical practice asset protection: Active shooter insurance
What you need to know about active shooter insurance for your medical practice
Asset protection: What is your target value?
Consider the following types of assets when determining your own defensive needs and exactly what you have to lose if you don’t act.
A risk-aware approach to cybersecurity
If you are concerned that your security program is non-compliant, you should be-because you're worried about the wrong issue.
Practices risk hefty fines when employees snoop in EHRs
Nosy employees poking around in medical records or sharing passwords can put your practice at risk of HIPAA violations, lawsuits, and broken agreements with affiliate hospitals or practices.
Partnership agreements: Why it may be time for an overhaul
Nine areas that every partnership agreement should consider.
Current threats to physician assets
Current events once again illustrate the wide range of legal and physical threats to physicians' assets.
Managing the risks of spring
Successful doctors face a wide variety of risks outside their practice walls. These are some common recurring seasonal legal and financial risks you can manage before spring break.
An active shooter in physician offices: Planning for the unthinkable
We all want to think it won’t happen to us, but the recent shootings reinforce that you need to prepare for the worst instead of hoping for the best.
Physician asset protection: 5 practical lessons
An examination of asset protection issues from current news headlines highlights the defensive measures doctors and healthcare executives must consider.
Best practices for secure payment processing
Accepting payment via credit card is one way to improve patient collections. But medical practices must take precautions to ensure that their patients’ personal information remains protected.
7 steps to mitigating your cyber risk
Cybersecurity is a real and serious issue, but taking these seven steps can drastically lower your practice’s exposure to a cyberattack.
Why you need enterprise equipment for your medical practice
The upfront savings of purchasing computer equipment from a nearby big-box store can be tempting. But remember: You get what you pay for.
Valentine’s Day starts prenup season
February 14 marks the beginning of the end for the “proposal season,” meaning that many newly-engaged couples are planning for weddings, honeymoons, and, if they’re prudent, prenuptial agreements.
Don’t give employees unrestricted access to medical records
Lax policies regarding medical records and ordering prescriptions and tests puts physicians-and their practices-at risk of DEA and HIPAA violations.
CA medical board investigates physicians whose patients died of opioid overdose
The Medical Board of California has investigated the prescribing practices of about 450 physicians whose patients overdosed on opioids months or even years later.
California and Colorado update laws on protected health information
A trend to watch: Last year, two states made significant changes to laws related to personally identifiable information and protected health information.
Understanding liability insurance
One of the most powerful and predictable layers of defense every physician must implement is a complete liability insurance program.
The dangers of self-prescribing
Physicians who write a script for themselves, or their friends and family, risk a suspended license-unless they have a record of proper documentation.
Can life-saving medicine prevent you from getting life insurance?
One nurse at an addiction treatment program carries opioid-reversal drug naloxone, brand name Narcan, to save a life whether she's on or off the job. She's been denied life insurance because the life insurer can't distinguish those who carry naloxone to save others and those who carry naloxone because they are at risk for overdose.
2019 asset protection basics
Physician practice owners should start 2019 by managing these basic risks now.
Why an annual risk assessment should be at the top of your New Year’s resolutions
A look over the Office for Civil Rights’ recent HIPAA actions reveal why privacy and security safeguards are a must for medical practices.
When patients hit ‘record’ at the doctor’s office
More patients are recording their visits at the doctor’s office, sometimes without permission.
How to stop theft in your back office
Follow these simple tips to detect-and prevent-financial fraud in your medical practice.
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