Patient Dismissal Letter

3 Steps for Firing a Patient Without Incurring a Lawsuit

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 […]
emotional support animal

Protect Your Practice from Emotional Support Animal Complications

I must have been living under a rock to not see the skyrocketing trend of emotional support animals (ESA).  Across the country patients are using animals from snakes to guinea pigs for emotional support, and expecting to bring these animals everywhere they go, including your medical office. Emotional support animals are NOT the same as […]
Medical record retention law

New Medical Record Retention Law: Keep Patient Records for 10 Years

We normally look to the Supreme Court to make landmark decisions (like the Affordable Care Act), but the court rules on many smaller cases that — while they may not make it to the nightly news — still affect our daily lives. One of those is the May 2019 decision on Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. […]
Medicare Exclusions

Don’t Pay the Price for Medicare Exclusions

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 […]
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