Have you seen a horse fly? Well one man did for the first time ever when the FAA cleared miniature horses for travel. So get ready for them to make their next landings in your practice. Make sure your practice is prepared to compliantly handle both service and emotional support animals when they show up […]
The 80’s are back, but it’s not fashion you should worry about. First enacted in 1989, the Stark Law is getting significant updates from CMS that benefit patient care, according to a proposed rule issued in October 2019. Comply with these new regulations that open the door to areas previously restricted as conflicts of interest. […]
A patient can terminate the physician-patient relationship at any time and is always free to seek another provider. The physician, however, cannot fire a patient, without risking a patient abandonment complaint. When the time comes to terminate the relationship, take these actions to terminate patients in a smooth legally-free manner. Provide a Patient Dismissal Letter […]
It’s hard to miss updating your practice on Supreme Court landmark decisions (like the Affordable Care Act). But you can easily overlook prepping your practice for court rules stemming from smaller cases. While they may not make it to the nightly news — still affect our daily lives. One of those is the May 2019 […]
Several weeks ago, a customer called and asked, “How long should we keep our patients’ medical records before destroying them?” Over the years, I’ve heard a variety of answers to this question, and it never seemed...
Making the mistake of employing an excluded physician, nurse, nonphysician provider or administrator will lead to you facing thousands in civil money penalties — not to mention the money you’ll lose for services you’ve provided that can never be billed. Thinking that this can’t affect your practice is a HUGE mistake. In fact, the Office […]