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Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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When it comes to DME and HME regulations, documentation can be one of the most frustrating aspects of compliance. If suppliers don’t show proper documentation for the necessity of providing an item, there can be serious repercussions with CMS. What happens when documentation isn’t complete? Compliance issues aren’t always about fraud or abuse. Sometimes, a […]

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Fiduciary duties refer to the actions and decisions that directors, officers, and business partners take on behalf of stakeholders or other partners. When professionals violate a contract or do not act in the best interest of the corporation, they may be held responsible for breaching their fiduciary duties. What are the main types of fiduciary […]

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

It isn’t uncommon for new business owners to make legal mistakes when starting their new ventures. This is because they are having to focus on so many things at one time. But, it is important to stay on top of everything involved with starting a business, including following the law. A failure to write a […]

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
get professional legal help when selling a business at Brown & Fortunato

Before starting a business, you must know what TYPE of business you are making, specifically what tax entity you will be operating under. This will determine the structure of your business, investment opportunities, and even personal risk. Before you decide what type of entity to start, speak with your attorney about the following options. Partnerships […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The internet has changed the way the world works and has probably changed the way that your company does business. In many ways, these changes have been positive, but there can be downsides when it comes to electronic communications and data. There is always the possibility that your business could face litigation. The data, records, […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Once a lawsuit is filed, attorneys and their clients must gather evidence in a process known as discovery. This process can result in evidence being found that was either known or unknown to one or both parties. Here are some details about discovery you should know if you are involved in a business dispute. What […]

Monday, December 30th, 2019
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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is helping to fight the opioid crisis by revoking controlled substance registrations from pharmacies, pharmacists, and prescribers under 21 U.S.C. § 824. The DEA revived this practice in 2018. It allows them to prevent suspect pharmacists, pharmacies, and prescribers from dispensing or prescribing federally controlled substances. In order to avoid […]

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Pharmacies and other healthcare institutions that can legally dispense medication are vital within the industry. Regulations created by the DEA are meant to protect the security of controlled substances as well as patients. These are not all of the regulations, but some of the main laws. You may be wondering why they are relevant if […]

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
get expert help with Stark Law compliance with Brown & Fortunato

The Stark Law refers to a federal law that regulates how doctors can make referrals for certain items or services provided to Medicare and Medicaid patients. The Stark laws were named for Congressman Pete Stark, the original legislator who sponsored the first of the three bills implementing the law. The purpose of Stark Law is […]

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
healthcare attorneys help with more than litigation

Home health and hospice agencies must follow a large number of compliance laws along with staying in business. Having a good understanding of some of the biggest laws can help you and your staff stay up-to-date on compliance. Compliance laws and issues for home health agencies One of the biggest compliance laws for home health […]