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Ashley Watson

Associate in BMD's Columbus Office

Meet Your Expert

Ashley is a healthcare attorney in BMD’s Columbus office. She works with nonprofit and for-profit health care providers, health care trade associations, individuals, and businesses. Ashley is experienced in healthcare public policy and regulatory compliance, legislative and government affairs, grant administration, and healthcare program operations.

Training Sessions by Ashley Watson

  • Professional courtesy discount
    Feb 29, 2024 - 1:00 ET

    Writing off patient copays and offering colleagues professional courtesy discounts can quickly make you an OIG target.  The problem is that both federal and state professional courtesy and patient hardship discounting laws are complex and confusing, and there are about a million ways to violate them. Sure, there are legitimate reasons for you to waive patient copays or write off […]

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  • Medical billing

    Collecting money from patients is essential to keeping your practice in the black, but not every medical billing and collection strategy is beneficial - in fact, some can get you into big trouble. The reality is that many practices are handling patient collections all wrong from a compliance standpoint. Waiving the wrong copay, offering discounts to the wrong patients, and […]

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  • Medical records destruction

    Fail to comply with the 2024 medical records destruction rules, and you’ll lose up to $50,000 per penalty. To make matters more complicated, the Supreme Court clarified the False Claims Act statute of limitations (including that you must keep records for 10 years versus 6 years) - unless your state law requires longer. This means you must change how you […]

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  • Patient abandonment lawsuit

    Terminating a physician-patient relationship is fraught with dangers that can land you in serious legal and financial hot water. When you “fire” a patient, they can easily feel neglected, discarded, and discriminated against. This is what typically drives a patient to accuse you of abandonment. And if this happens, you can count on ending up in a legal and financial nightmare […]

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