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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 […]

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
get legal help when buying a practice

The purchase of any type of professional business, be it a medical, dental, or other healthcare related practice, is fraught with legal issues that require the skill and expertise of experienced attorneys. There are often numerous governmental and regulatory filings required when a professional business is sold. While you should always speak to a licensed […]

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
labor and employment laws 2019

There are a few labor and employment laws and ordinances that passed in 2018 and went into effect in the new year. Several changes have been made on both the federal and the state level with which employers should be familiar to ensure compliance. Employee tips One of the federal changes is with employee tips. […]

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
get help selling or buying a business with Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

Starting a business is exciting. You are embarking on a new adventure with your partners. The future is full of opportunity and ways to make money, get new clients, and expand. However, running a business is more complicated than enjoying these benefits. Getting along with your business partners when the company faces challenges can be […]

Friday, March 15th, 2019
laws a healthcare attorney can help you understand

Any business that handles healthcare is in a unique position where they must blend business with providing medical care. The sensitive nature of the industry makes it one of the most regulated in the United States. It is vital for any healthcare operation to understand the laws that have been created to help guide them […]

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
municipality and public employee law tips

No local government wants a citizen to suffer a serious injury due to an employee’s negligence. But, these types of accidents can happen because of a faulty sidewalk or unsafe playground equipment, or at a neighborhood event. It’s the job of local governments and municipal employees to address potential risks before harm comes to others. […]

Monday, December 17th, 2018

There are many laws your hospital must follow, but the Stark and HIPAA laws are two of the most important. The key to compliance with these laws and their related regulations is rigorous, thorough procedures. It isn’t enough to simply write your procedures in a handbook. You also have to train your doctors, support staff, […]

Friday, November 16th, 2018
healthcare attorneys help with more than litigation

If you run a medical practice, you may think you only need a healthcare attorney if you are faced with a lawsuit. Not only do healthcare attorneys offer you legal representation, they also help with your operations. These professionals can guide you in what accreditation certifications make you stand out and what standards you must […]