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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 […]

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Physicians have been confused about Stark Law and how it applies to them. Some believe the law applies to all fraud and abuse violations, but it is only relevant when it comes to particular healthcare services and Medicare beneficiaries. The law also applies indirectly to referrals of Medicaid beneficiaries, but for simplicity, we will only […]

Friday, May 12th, 2017

There are many advantages to sending your medical reviews to an Independent Review Organization (IRO), from faster turnaround times to accessing more specialty knowledge. Once you have made the decision to use an IRO, it is important to have an understanding of how to get the best results. The following tips can help you get […]