Thursday, September 20th, 2018
how the litigation attorneys at Brown & Fortunato P.C. can help you

Litigation attorneys, also called litigators, offer legal representation to either a defendant or a plaintiff in a civil case. They work in corporate legal departments, government offices, and in their own law firms. These professionals follow a legal process with many tasks that must be carried out well. If you’re considering working with a litigation […]

Monday, July 9th, 2018
avoid litigation by hiring experienced litigation attorneys

Running a business can be fun, challenging, and profitable. However, as a business owner, getting sued is never fun. A lawsuit can be time consuming, costly, and emotionally draining for all involved. For most small businesses, accusations associated with a pending lawsuit can cause serious damage to their reputation. Civil lawsuits against businesses have gone […]

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
the litigation process and litigation attorneys

Litigation attorneys are critical if you are looking to file a legal claim or defend against one. Unlike transactional lawyers, a litigation attorney is the one in courtrooms prosecuting or defending claims for clients. While they are the type you might associate with television or movies, their job is not nearly as glamorous. These professionals […]

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Tips to find the right litigation attorney for you

If you are involved in a case, or think you will be soon, you will need to hire a litigation attorney to help you. These lawyers are professionals who focus their practice on prosecuting and litigating cases. They are the classic attorneys you see on T.V. making impassioned arguments to the jury and judge. However, […]

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
find attorneys in amarillo tx to help with your mineral deed and mineral rights

If you’re considering putting your mineral rights up for sale, there are several aspects of the process that you should know before any agreement can be made official. Talk to an attorney before agreeing to any deal so you can get a full explanation of the true worth of what you own. Here are seven […]

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
IROs can help your healthcare practice with medical claims

Healthcare providers and insurance companies often turn to the assistance of Independent Review Organizations (IROs) to collaborate on reviewing medical claims. IROs are third-party entities that can assist healthcare providers and insurers in reviewing medical claims by providing unbiased determinations. Essentially, an IRO can provide an independent decision to help medical professionals properly manage their […]

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
purchasing the stock of a pharmacy

If you want to acquire a pharmacy, you can either purchase the assets of the business or the stock of the corporation. The following can help you understand stock acquisition and the steps you can take to purchase the stock of a pharmacy. Purchasing a pharmacy through stock acquisition In a stock purchase, the buyer […]

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
purchasing the assets of a pharmacy

Pharmacies are a big part of the healthcare industry, but they can be difficult to establish. First, you must purchase property, arrange deals with manufacturers and wholesalers, set-up a compliance policy, train personnel, and obtain the proper licenses. You may consider purchasing the ownership interests in a pharmacy that is already established. Alternatively, you may […]

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
a business attorney can your company succeed

Owning or starting a business can be difficult, especially if you do not have an attorney to help you navigate the process. Some of the questions business owners may have include those pertaining to legal matters. All business owners must understand what laws concern their company and what to do in case litigation is brought […]

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Tips to find the right litigation attorney for you

People tend to avoid civil litigation at all costs because it can be expensive, time-consuming, and hard to predict. No one is certain of the outcome until the foreman of the jury hands the paper to the judge, who will read the decision out loud. Today, many use alternative ways to settle a dispute, such […]

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
get professional legal help when selling a business at Brown & Fortunato

Selling a pharmacy is a complex venture that requires several factors to be completed before a deal is officially made. It is best to enlist the aid of an attorney so the sale can move smoothly. A sale of this nature may require a significant amount of time to complete. You should build a solid […]

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
get expert help with Stark Law compliance with Brown & Fortunato

Healthcare fraud is a significant problem for the Federal government. The government funds medical care for vast numbers of people, but Federal agencies that review claims for services are constrained by budget restrictions that make it difficult to properly reviewing each claim. To protect Medicare and Medicaid, the two largest healthcare programs in the country, […]

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
get help selling or buying a business with Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

Mergers and acquisitions (or “M&As”) are legal and business processes that join two companies under one operation. M&As may reduce or remove competition, increase profits, reduce administrative overhead, and can combine the best aspects of former marketplace competitors. M&As are particularly prevalent in the home medical equipment industry (“HME”). Since 2010, there has been a […]

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Selling or buying mineral rights is a legal transaction that requires a real estate deed specifically outlining the types of mineral rights being transferred. State laws generally control these transfers. All parties must be aware of laws and regulations regarding the sale of mineral rights and should have experienced legal assistance during the process. Proving […]

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating food, drugs, and medical devices. This responsibility enables the organization to create regulations, enforce safety standards, and issue recalls. The administration can also release guidelines to help medical device manufacturers confront cybersecurity threats. Hackers exploit companies, governments, and systems because there are gaps in security […]

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Physicians should know the basics of complying with the Stark law. Although this law was originally passed in 1989, it has continued to be expanded. The regulations under the Stark Law can be tough to keep up with, but understanding the basics is essential for any healthcare practice. What is the Stark Law? The Stark […]

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Whether this is your first or fifth business acquisition, this type of transaction can be an emotional and exhilarating experience. For many people, purchasing a business is the culmination of a lifelong dream. For others, it is a strategic acquisition that will make a current business more competitive for the future. Regardless of whether you’re […]

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Selling a business is not as simple as a handshake and a nod. There are multiple steps, any one of which could derail the entire process and expose you to litigation. The closer you get to selling your business, the higher the likelihood you could be subjected to litigation if the sale falls through. However, […]

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The Stark Law is a federal law that prohibits doctors from engaging in “self-referrals.” A self-referral occurs when a doctor orders a designated health service that is payable by Medicaid or Medicare and that service is provided by an entity with which the physician has a financial relationship. For example, unless an exception to the […]

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Choosing to sell your pharmacy is an important decision. Your business is the culmination of years of work and sacrifice. It is an understandably difficult choice to make, but one that all business owners will likely face. Whether you are selling because you received an offer you cannot refuse or you are moving on to […]

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) are serious offenses that will likely result in heavy fines. If an employee compromises a patient’s private health information, your facility must follow guidelines for reporting that violation. However, it is possible to catch violations before they happen. If a patient’s protected health information (such […]

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Those who work in healthcare have to know every aspect of their jobs, but must also handle the additional responsibility of protecting the privacy of patients. If an employee’s actions result in a HIPAA violation, it will not only affect that employee, but also potentially jeopardize the entire organization. Healthcare facilities can face severe penalties […]

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The usefulness of social media for business cannot be overstated. These websites and apps allow companies to connect with clients immediately and to advertise their services to a wide audience. Although these are great developments, as with any new technology, there is a good side and a bad side. For many people, social media also […]

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires hospitals and other medical institutions to implement security procedures as safeguards for patient information. Poorly guarded information could lead to identity theft, as well as professional and personal consequences for people with compromising medical conditions or histories. The penalties for HIPAA violations are also severe for […]

Friday, May 12th, 2017

No matter the kind of business you run, you will definitely face competition. How you compare with your competitors when it comes to things like the quality of service you offer is something you may question. This competition is why you should consider hiring an independent review organization (IRO). An independent review organization (IRO) is […]