Can I challenge the results of a third party payor audit or do I have to pay back?
Can I use email with patients?
PC or PLLC?
Notary copy suffice?
Can employer record Audio?
CNN Chasing Out of Network
Bad contract, bad apple?
Will Information I share with OPMC be shared with the person who made the complaint?
Former Tech employee wants to work as a Scribe - certification not renewed
Do I need to do an Exit interview?
How do I get my In Network Participation status?
Does forming a corporate entity protect me from malpractice claims?
Elements of a comprehensive "write up
Can I fire a pregnant employee?
Ok to respond to patient's online review?
Comments on -Untimely filing denial - patient fault, now what?
Untimely filing denial - patient fault, now what?
When is the right time for a Confidentiality Agreement?
Enforcing staff policies for Emails to EMR
Premises problem, should I withhold rent? / Zoc Doc update?
Patient questionnaire triggering documentation requirement?
Any recourse against unwarranted payor denials?
Nicole quit and now wants her unused time paid out
Combating Negative Online Reviews (bill disputes)
Office of Inspector General Educational Love Notes
Zocdoc Update: NYS DOH Issued "Clearance" that ZocDoc is NOT a Referrer Under NYS Misconduct Laws (kickback prohibitions)
Do I have to pay for Jury Duty and can it be a PTO day?
Can I ask patients to write me an online review? What about having a third party manage?
Adding PT to DC practice, 1% owner safer than 49%?
Can I resubmit claims we undercoded for?
New space - when to start lease abatement
New job offer - who is the best person to negotiate salary?
Subspecialty specific employment agreement
Patient's family brings in suspected forged advance directive / Who has time for a Will?
2019 Compliance Basics
2018 Thesis: How we protect Integrity of practice
New Year, New Partnership - What are the key points?
Non compete enforceable?
Bonus for some, not for others?
No BAA with Billing Co - $500k mistake
Healthcare Law 101 - OIG Roadmap for Physicians
Can I put video cameras in my Practice to protect myself from staff and patients?
Forming a New NY Prof Entity - process and HOW LONG?
If I sign a management arrangement should I be on the bank account?
What you need to do for an ADA compliant website and why
Is a letter of intent binding?
Terminated patient reported to OPMC, now what?
Sometimes you have to call the police
Received a request for records from carrier - does that mean I will get a demand for money?
Old employer chasing me for MLMIC check!
MLMIC Payout Tax Treatment?
Right letter, wrong patient...
How to train for sexual harassment and use to temper staff
Should I use a Non Disclosure Agreement / Did you get your Sexual Harassment Policy in place?
Taking new space in old building; ADA comply?
Encryption - Don't Flirt and Not Commit (the OCR v. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center lesson)
How to give notice
MLMIC Update: ADR Process Coming Soon? / Sexual Harassment Webinars (links available now)
Sexual Harassment WEBINAR - NY Training and Policy Requirements
Non-compete restrict me if it covers entity I work at other location?/THURSDAY (12PM) WEBINAR SIGN UP
NY (and elsewhere) Sexual Harassment Solutions - WEBINAR SIGN UP - THURSDAY, 9/20, Training and Policy/Agreement Packages
News around town... (OPMC/Carrier Terminations/Roll up, Roll out) (SH WEBINAR SIGN UP - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18)
NY Sexual Harassment Law - Training Requirement and Next Steps (WEBINAR SIGN UP - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18)
NJ Out of Network Requirements Changing (Listen Up if you are practicing in NJ!)
PE and Facility Acquisition: Playing with the Bull, Avoiding the Horns
MLMIC Payouts - Happy to Present WEBINAR UPDATE, courtesy of our own Robert Plosky, Esq.; Sidebar by Jennifer re: MLMIC Payout
Give employee 2 weeks notice of termination?
Bank loan document is standard form, right?
ZocDoc New Fee Structure Article; MLMIC Update
EMR "Impersonator" Identity Ok?
Medicaid $ Audit Uptick; MLMIC PRESERVE NOW!
NPDB Notice of Report and Dispute
NPDB Report Response
MLMIC Payment - Employee Holdouts - Declaratory Relief
Texas ALJ Awards OCR $4+mil for Stolen Laptop and 2 USB Drive
MLMIC Cash Payment Recovery from Employees
What about Text and Email?
Phoning it in HIPAA compliant?
Is Tenant or Landlord responsible for ADA Compliance?
CT court allowing HIPAA Private cause of action?
Rent Start Date
Oceanus claims proceeding
Negotiating a Lease Parachute
Incentivizing for Cosmetic Service Referral
NDA Closing Period Running out, Now What?
Buy-Sell Insurance Pay-out
Leaky space - Who is responsible?
NY Courts still buzzing about "fraudulent structure"
Tips on contracts with employers?
Kids Down-payment - loan or gift?
Advice leading up to employee termination
NPDB Reportable Events Expanded?
Major Pitfalls of "Net Collections" Compensation
Hit with audit - do I send path reports?
Interested in purchasing - pony up non-refundable deposit?
Selling ASC Interest - just sign it?
New job is outside non compete, anything else to worry about?
Received a Friendly Questionnaire from OCR?
How many PAs can I supervise?
Must I release Records when Patient Owes balance?
Bad Online Review
Should I invest in an ASC?
Why Venue Matters
FileFax, Inc. in receivership still making news for HIPAA exposure
Obligation to report test results?
I have a new business!! Do I need a partner contract?
SmartMD RRG, What's the deal?
What are standard moving fees?
When to allow a potential acquirer access for "due diligence/transition"?
Do I need a BAA with my cleaning company?
Fired "For Cause", Presumably So Employer Doesn't Have to Pay My Severance
Basics of asset protection from malpractice claims
Staffing Agency Fees For Real?
Important to beat patient to the punch with HIPAA disclosure?
Do I have to report soon on HIPAA?
Changing Billers, how do I get my data?
I do more work then my partner, how do I get more than 50% of money?
Why can't I use "Center" in my new entity name?
If I have a good guy guaranty, can I walk away from my lease?
Licensure ME TOO Action
How can I get Coop/Condo Approval?
CPA Comment to Evaluating an Ownership Interest Offer
Evaluating an Ownership Interest Offer
Employee dressing inappropriately grounds for termination?
Can I require employees get vaccinated?
Thinking of Selling my billing company - am I being offered proper security?
Marketing contract payment required for 6 months a good idea?
No Business Associate Agreement? $31K Mistake
Considering Sale, what are the main points of a non disclosure agreement?
Thinking of Selling, what should my timeline be?
Received Suspension letter from hospital I have staff privileges at, now what?
Staff Member acting out and being disruptive for being written up
Should my billing company give patients their records?
Can I take consulting work paid on a percentage basis?
Should I submit for an OPMC interview?
Where do I find what Residents can and cannot do?
USB for record request?
When can I dock an employee?
Employee notices of last minute leave, now what?
Do I need a Trademark?
Name change - how and what next?
Follow up - Management Companies under the gun?
Should I set up a Management Company?
Employer breached contract, can I ignore non compete?
Patient refund - do I need a release?
Why do I want auto-renew in my employment agreement?
Selling - do I need a term sheet to get started?
Do I need to put an employee on probation before firing? Does it matter if she is new?
How do I handle Employee No-Shows the day before or after a holiday?
Short day, do I need to give employees a break?
Should I fill out job clearance form for patient requested by employer?
Selling my practice - do I have to disclose my payor agreements?
Rejecting prospective hire because he sued prior employer ok?
Responding to a Licensure inquiry
E/M NGS Coding Changes
May I ask a patient with an emotional support dog to take the dog out of my practice for sanitary reasons?
What general risks should I be aware of in equipment rental agreements? Do I have to send it to you? Isn't it standard?
May I ask a disabled patient with a service dog to take the dog out of my practice for sanitary reasons?
Opportunity to give notice closing before New Contract being issued - now what?
Does my employee qualify for unemployment benefits?
Should service providers with patient contact sign non solicit?
What if the inappropriate person is one of the bosses?
Employee inappropriate with staff, am I responsible as Employer?
I want to quit my job, where do I start?
How do I know what insurance companies I am credentialed with?
When do I need a Business Associate Agreement?
Potential Tenant or Percentage Profit Center?
Organized Medicine/Dentistry; Where's Jennifer? Catch an upcoming seminar date or just come celebrate Organized Medicine/Dentistry
Who Is Qualified To Do The E-Prescribing Through Our EMR System?
How do I get off prepayment review? / Q on starting a practice - what do I call you for?
Thinking about starting a practice...
How long do I have to keep patient records and do I have to maintain the Entire record?
Do I have to give time and pay for employees on jury duty?
Handbook says I'm "At Will" but contract requires I get notice - which governs?
1099 v. W2 - cost differential?
Communicating with patients compliantly by email?
Should I be putting all my extra cash into paying down my high interest student loans?
HIPAA patient consent, emailing PHI, etc.
Afraid to prescribe Schedule II narcotics. What can I do to protect my practice and license?
Who is required to have OSHA training and how often in NY?
What breaks am I required to give my employees? (NY, NJ, CT)
Can I email Test results?
Do I need contracts for my staff if they signed my employee handbook?
Required to mail test results Certified if no response to VM?
Profit matter for entity formation?
Comments on - Can I bill for a telehealth visit, and who?
Can I bill for a telehealth visit, and who?
Why all the heat?
Do I need a Guaranty from Primary Insured?Action for money had and received!
What are the key provisions to watch out for in my first contract after residency/fellowship?
Who should check the Medicare Exclusions list?
OON Provider receives Medicare and Patient payment, what now?
HIPAA Hooplah Hullabaloo? Where to begin preventative compliance
Can I throw my computers out and go back to paper charts?
Unscheduled In-Office Visit (Payor or Government Agent)
Business Associate Agreements are more than just forms you have to sign!
How to evaluate a partnership offer
Is my billing company a "debt collector" subject to prohibitions on certain conduct?
Is it time to certify my OMIG Compliance Program?/Service Bureau Question
Was the Overtime rule delayed?
Comment on Tuesday's email - rendering and billing for services outside our specialty
Billing for "fellowship" services ok?
Where can I report a business for deceptive trade practices?
Who is authorized to work as a Coder?
How do I know what benefits and time off I get?
Patient audio recording illegal?
Do I have to provide space, money or time for a breastfeeding employee?
Federal Register Insight - Using Hospital Resources - Split-Bill Remuneration - DHS Entity Woes
OIG and CMS now recognizing "Time Share" arrangements
Does my small practice need a buy-sell?
ACA Requiring Covered Entities to provide translators, Post New Anti-Discrimination Signs (Language Access) and adopt policies by July 18, 2016
Am I protected from subcontractors?
Proper transfer of custodianship in sale
When can I ask a job applicant citizenship status?
Addressing my practice's brand
Lunch sponsored by Pharma ok?
My Hospital is building a record against me. What do I do?
Can I require a doctor's note before an employee returns to work?
Exposure for consulting?
In NYC, can I require documentation for employee out on sick leave?
In-Network status following to new office in new state?
Follow up to Cameras in the waiting room?
Cameras in the waiting room?
Groupon Model for Docs ok?
Allowed to shred records?
Contract expired. Subject to restrictions?
Landlord estoppel certificate - can I sign?
Drug seeking patient - possibly distributing; response?
How do I calculate workweek?
Employee loan repayment from salary withhold ok?
WEBINAR Today! Sign up and overview - NEW Overtime Requirements effective December 1, 2016
Q. NYS ePrescribe delayed? A. NO!
WEBINAR SIGN UP - NEW Overtime Requirements effective December 1, 2016
NEW Overtime Requirements effective December 1, 2016; are you classifying and paying properly?
SUMMER FEVER (AKA BEACH) CAUSING EMPLOYEE SICK DAYS TO RISE? (Previously printed on August 12, 2015)
Dissatisfied patient asked me to rescind bill to Medicare, what now?
Who is responsible for patient records? Practice or treating doctor?
OIG's most wanted to alleviate concerns?
Mid-Level Providers trumping Doctors, Help! / 6/14 Webinar Sign Up (Avoiding Legal Conflict!)
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How long should I keep records, x-rays and EOBs? / 6/14 Webinar Sign Up (Avoiding Legal Conflict!)
How to properly fire "for cause" / 6/14 Webinar Sign Up (Avoiding Legal Conflict!)
Why are so many dentists classified as 1099?
Appropriate disclosure for Snail mail?
Why is money subtracted on my explanation of benefits?
KK HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE
What is Red Flags Rule and does it apply to my practice?
Patient refuses to show ID - refuse care?
Quit but did I give proper notice?
Exclusion list - check before you hire!
Interested in running a free K&K classified ad for new hires, purchase or other? (looking for feedback!)
Marketing free services legal? - Follow up question
Marketing free services legal?
Am I HIPAA compliant? How do I know?
Waiting room HIPAA concerns
Open (structurally) office ok?
Why to read and have reviewed an NDA
Getting out of Jury Duty
Payment Suspension (allowed for Medicare and Medicaid funds) - Advantage CMS!
Family loan to practice ok?
Requiring settlement consent; MLMIC physician owned malpractice carrier Announces 20% Dividend
Payor contract in name of practice or practitioner?
Payor contract negotiable?
Recover Your Unknown Lost Money - NJ and Other
Recover Your Unknown Lost Money
Supervision for Esthetician performing laser
Records left, now what?
Can I hire an aesthetician to perform laser services in NY?
Should I sign the letter of intent?
Peer contributions! NPI check and Financing advice!
Is sharing space fee splitting?
Protection from Misuse of NPI?
What to expect buying (or selling) real property
Primaries free and specialists pay for scheduling platform - issue?
Mid-level expansion efforts tied to liability?
Home services consultant kosher?
Can I back out of a signed contract?
Fact patient sees me HIPAA protected?
Can I use my financial policy to protect against future care related damages?
Does my phlebotomist need malpractice insurance?
Do I need a non-disclosure?
Comments on Ok to bill for IC or Locums while away?
Ok to bill for IC or Locums while away?
New Year's Bonus ok?
"Innocuous" Disclosure to Unauthorized family member ok?
Sign on Bonus Snafus
Two patients, same time, no one the wiser?
Reminder for NYS Medicaid Participants - TIME FOR ANNUAL COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION
EHR Meaningful Use Audits - CMS wants its money back!
Can I charge employees a portion of my overhead?
HIPAA Breach Notification Webinar & Q&As
HIPAA Breach Notification Webinar - Tomorrow!
Can I offer free services as incentive if cosmetic?/ WEDNESDAY WEBINAR SIGNUP (HIPAA)
Credit card convenience fee okay?/ NEW K&K WEBINAR SIGNUP!!! (HIPAA)
Can my new hire's blog result in exposure for me?/ NEW K&K WEBINAR SIGNUP!!! (HIPAA)
Reminder! Sign up for Tomorrow's Free Webinar - Important EMPLOYEE tips - overtime, breaks, classification and more! (Great for Practice Manager)
Reminder! Sign up for Free Webinar Wednesday - Important EMPLOYEE tips - overtime, breaks, classification and more! (Great for Practice Manager)
Contract expired, can my terms change?/ NEW K&K WEBINAR SIGNUPS!!! (HIPAA / EMPLOYEE STUFF!)
HIPAA Exposure in equipment sale?/ NEW K&K WEBINAR SIGNUPS!!! (HIPAA / EMPLOYEE STUFF!)
How long will it take to form my new practice? / NEW K&K WEBINAR SIGNUPS!!! (HIPAA / EMPLOYEE STUFF!)
How often do I have to update my BAAs? / NEW K&K WEBINAR SIGNUPS!!! (HIPAA / EMPLOYEE STUFF!)
Q and Comment on billing company responsible for wrong ICD-10 claims submissions?
To what extent is my billing company responsible for wrong ICD-10 claims submissions?
Liability for Mid-Level continued...
Liability for Mid-Level?
How are CMS Recovery Audit Contractors going to be stopped?
Office manager fesses up to stealing time, now what?
Medicare record keeping requirements?
Exposure from prescribing electronically software?
Comment on Ok to have independent contractors?
Ok to have independent contractors?
Bogus Office Visits Admission for NJ Doc
OCR clarifies "Spouse" definition in aftermath of Windsor decision
Reminder to address Gender-Based discrimination after Brooklyn Hospital agreement
SUMMER FEVER (AKA BEACH) CAUSING EMPLOYEE SICK DAYS TO RISE?
Office manager quit, what can I get her to sign before she walks out the door?
Do I need a handbook or contracts for my employees?
Product idea, first step?
Practice Protection from Employee through contract
Employer Legal Trouble, Way out of RC?
Waiving or ignoring very high deductible plans ok?
Received Attorney General Letter for Deceptive Trade Practices?
Do I need a pre-nup with my practice partner?
Can I record patient calls?
Payor mistake, can I keep cash?
Backing out of employment - risks?
Charging for Admin time
Why you should negotiate and work with your healthcare attorney on your letter of intent
EMR Vendor requires PHI for marketing in lieu of Fee - kosher?
Restrictive Covenant Negotiating Tips
Gratitude for referrals through gifts?
Academia "Invention" contract negotiable?
Spotting "Sham" kickback schemes and avoiding the tabloids
OIG Hit List: Pediatric Dental Services
Multiple requests for patient record, can I say no?
WHEN do I have to respond to a patient record request?
Patients threatening to sue me over co-pays!
Contract term expired, now what?
Can I hire a shredding company under HIPAA for my records?
I've been subpoenaed! Duces Tecum
Potential Employer refusing requested contract changes, now what?
Am I creating HIPAA liability by calling patient names in my waiting room?
Terminated employee remaining a patient?
Paying referral sources, it just makes sense!
Terminating a contract without an applicable termination clause...
Medical Assistant administering Flu Shots
HIPAA Disclosures to Employers allowed?
Surprise Bill? "Referral" matters!
Webinar Link - Avoiding "Surprise Bills" with recommended policies and procedures
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Improper contract termination / ThursdayWebinar Sign-up: Avoiding "Surprise Bills" with recommended policies and procedures
Good Partnership Offer?
ePrescribe 1 year delay approved!
Avoiding required dispute resolution to get paid for Surprise Bills (NY Only, Effective 4/1)
Calling all NY Practitioners! Time to Adopt Protections against “Surprise Bills”
Is my restrictive covenant enforceable?
Received a NYS Office of Medicaid Inspector General Compliance Plan Letter, Now What?
HIPAA Breach Reporting - Last week to report!
2 WEBINAR SIGN-UP - Tips for Employers; Dentists leaving training choosing between employee or entrepreneur!!
Requesting and maintaining patient social security numbers
Maintaining charts after retirement required?
Restrictive Covenant enforceable after I leave my job?
WEBINAR SIGN-UP - EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
Patients required to fill out office forms and provide social?
Is hospital employment for me?
What about if I hire a Resident?
HIPAA Breach Reporting - Its time to report!
Hiring a Medical Student to help with practice ok?
Sale/Purchase Price - Allocation Matters
Charging for "abnormal" results call ok? Comments from Coding Experts!
Charging for "abnormal" results call ok?
Reminder for the New Year - Biggest HIPAA Exposure: Your Staff
Introducing our newest Firm member!
Non NY doc writing scrip for NY patient and reverse...
Do I have to ePrescribe as a NY practitioner? Can't I still use my prescription pads?
New Year, New NY ePrescribing Requirements Imminent
Does a letter of intent bind me to a deal?
HIPAA Breach Reporting - Almost time to report!
Payor as ERISA "Fiduciary" offering protection from draconian payment practices?
Can I bill out of network through another tax ID?
Preparing for employment contracting season / Contact Jennifer to schedule a talk for your residency program in early 2015
NYS Medicaid Participants - TIME FOR ANNUAL COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION
DEA License Required for Credentialing Purposes?
OCR promulgates BULLETIN: HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations
HIPAA Qs: employee BAA? Third party Implied consent by patient?
Who is responsible for paying my malpractice insurance?
Can we contact "Emergency Contact" for non-emergency?
Selling my practice, allow use of my name?
Marketing person as 1099 ok?
Treating a family member ok?
Emailing with Patient's Family Members ok? / Comment on Encrypted Emails
Emailing with Patients - Comment
Emailing with Patients / Emailing with Encryption (caution: due diligence required!)
Easy In doesn't mean Easy Out in practice move to employment
Do I need a business associate agreement with my EMR vendor?
Fresh Start, Cash Only - Comment / K&K Update - 3 K&K Partners named to SuperLawyers
Removal from Medicare Prepayment Review
Multiple Office Locations, Multiple DEA Registrations Required?
Clean Slate/Fresh Start, Cash Only - good idea?
Insurance cherry picking to maximize reimbursement a good idea?
WSJ bringing heat to Lab fees paid to practitioners
Pre-Fall cleaning - record maintenance requirements
Pre-Fall cleaning - medical record discard
Practice Closure: what to do with EMR and malpractice coverage?
Baby Photos as HIPAA Breach? NYT Article highlighting concern.
Have you updated your Business Associate Agreements? Avoid potential fines, update Must Be Updated Before September 23, 2014!
Responding to Patients by email ok?
Dating a patient ok?
What sort of policy do I need to email with patients?
Email marketing HIPAA compliant?
How do I get off of Pre-Payment Review? / Check out Jennifer's Controlled Substance Safeguard Webinar, recorded last week
Doc pays price of freedom for egregious Oxy abuse
Law requiring patients to pay balance bill?
Documentation Requirements by Statute?
Refusing to Accept Amex due to hassle? Change in Amex Policy is here.
HHS Announces $83.4M of ACA Spending Towards Primary Care Residency Programs
Involved in a Not-For-Profit? Some new requirements are in place, effective July 1, 2014
Positives from NRAD Patient HIPAA Breach
Charging for admin time filling out patient forms OK?
Cameras in my waiting room allowed?
Employee Wage Garnishment Demand - Do I have to comply?
OPMC Checking Your Physician Profile
Dealing with Obsessed Patient
NYS Medicaid Waiver - $8 billion being reinvested to community health by Medicaid Redesign Team
Emailing with Patients Kosher?
New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia Medical Center Pay $4.8 Million for HIPAA Breach
Problems in agreeing to a percentage deal
Renting space, do I need a sign?
Backing out of employment before start date, what are the ramifications?
Employment Letter of Intent - Understanding Impact and To Sign or Not to Sign?
How long after payment can payors ask for money back?
How to terminate a terrible patient
Personal Exposure from HIPAA for all provider type
Compliance requirement: Policies AND Continued Risk Assessment, Intro to HHS Risk Assessment Tool
$1,975,220 Fine for 2 Stolen Laptops?
Contract Negotiation Strategy?
NY's Appellate Division Endorses Private Cause of Action against Insurers
Insurer Error, Refund Required?
Employees Working Remotely / Recommendation on discarding Controlled Substances
Storing and Safeguarding Controlled Substances at Your Practice
Patients Keeping Checks, what now?
OIG Targets Medicaid Pediatric Dental Services
Medicare Audit, Doc departed with records, now what?
Whoâ€™s Responsible For Claim Liability?
Proper protocol to maintain credit cards on file
Doctor loses right to practice in NY for failing to maintain records for prescribing to self and family
Non-Disclosure Agreement coming with employment contracting territory?
Preparing for Contract Season
Employee Termination - At Will or otherwise?
You are required to voluntarily report HIPAA Breaches by Saturday to the HHS Secretary
Charging for Telehealth (Skype) Services
OIG 2014 Workplan - Chiros Beware!
Message on Patient Answering Machine OK? / OBS Clarification
Can I rent space from an Office Based Surgery practice?
Am I ready to fire?
Am I required to to have an ADA policy at my practice?
Doc leaves, forwarding contact info required for how long?
Sham Consulting Agreements Revealed in NJ Lab Referral Scheme
Do I need to post a NYS Labor Law poster at my practice?
How long do I have to keep patient records?
Derm Practice Pays for stolen Thumb Drive - OCR says - Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
ANNUAL CERTIFICATION REMINDER FOR MEDICAID PARTICIPANTS - Deadline New Year!
Medicare Incentive Payment Recoupments!
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, A VALUABLE REMEDY - CT / UNITED INJUNCTION EXPLAINED
Fairfield and Hartford County Medical Associations Enjoin United from Dropping CT Physicians!
Tips for your new job search
Accepting gifts from patients ok?
Self-insured plans as trend or future? Without spending a great amount of time recapping the major headlines of the past few weeks, the search is on for better insurance options. And, while this search has been topical for some time, recent attention
How long do I have to keep patient records and do I have to maintain the Entire record?
DISSATISFACTION WITH EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Business Associate Agreement required for answering service?
Employment Contracting - Ensuring Easy Out?
HIPAA Security Risk Analysis good idea?
Charging patients for admin time, i.e., filing out disability paperwork
Forming your own practice
Heads Up! Medicare Ramps for Prepayment Audits for specific codes
Firing Employee for Family-related Absences, FMLA?
Have W-2s who are also 1099s? Or not sure?
Compensation based on Relative Value Units?
Where can I restrict an employee from working?
Prescription Monitoring Registry Patient Notice Required?
Navigating Difficult Workplace Conversation
Sending Secure Emails
How long should I keep employee records?
Choosing a Privacy Officer
Refunding patient money, Part 2 / I-STOP Patient Distribution?
Refunding patient money
Responding to patient "unrelated" inquir
FREE I-STOP Policy for all KK PLAN Members
How do I keep my practice I-STOP compliant?
I-STOP now effective - No Health Commerce Account yet? (for NYS Practitioners)
Good idea recommending patients carry living wills?
Subpoena for Medical Records, Do I have to respond?
OIG Charges 7 Docs with Importing Unapproved Drugs
How to handle missing copays?
EMR Security / HIPAA alerts, when do I know if its Junk Mail?
Patient cancels first appointment - obligation to patient?
Business Ownership Tip 101 - General Accounting Knowledge
Patient request for records, hinting at malpractice - now what?
New York Preparing for the Prescription Monitoring Registry
Is any process required prior to treating workers comp patients?
Incentive compensation paid by manufacturer okay?
Refusing to treat non-paying patient okay?
Controlled Substances Registry Checking Required as of August 27, 2013
Accused of Copyright infringement?
Insurance for HIPAA Privacy Exposure
Protecting yourself in a buy-out
Contesting negative online reviews
Marketing as the practice gateway for investigators
FIRING FOR NO GOOD REASON CAUSE FOR CONCERN?
Issues with insurance companies
Accepting gifts from patients okay?
Paying a percentage to your biller - UPDATE!
Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Overview in under 7 minutes!
Looking to hire, not sure what to offer
New Hire not working out, now what?
How to terminate an awful patient?
Groupon revisited! Care Credit recoupment?
Acceptable means of patient communications - Records
Acceptable means of patient communications
Why you need a new Business Associate Agreement
Online advice creating exposure?
Hospital Employer Controlling Right to Settle
ASC Member Liability
Come December 2014, Goodbye Prescription Pads, Hello EPrescribe! (Maybe?)
RC enforceable when terminated w/o cause? / Enforcing ethical obligation
Right to take patients with you
Requirements for Closing Practice
Higher rates through affiliation?
Free Access to Electronic Interface - kickback?
Ok, what if I did "split fees" with an online marketer? Now what?
Online marketing campaign illegal? / The Battle of the Beverage
Indemnification: What it means and why it's important
Record Request for Deceased
Approaching Practice Financial Instability
Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Act - Registry Creation, Duty to Check
Understanding CMS's Physician Quality Reporting System Payment Adjustment
Heritage matter, Group busted for billing Admin fee
NEW HIPAA Rules - Responsible for Business Associate's Acts
Sunshine Act - Spreading Transparency and Reporting Requirements to Manufacturers Your Practice deals with
Webinar Sign-up and Info on HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules Changes
Ordering Canada Prescriptions Okay?
Restrictive Covenant Qs / Comment on How do I know what to bill and when to bill it? Example from Billing for Diabetes Self Management Training Q&A
How do I know what to bill and when to bill it? Example from Billing for Diabetes Self Management Training Q&A
Security Cameras in Common Area Legal?
Management arrangement kosher?
Reportable to the NPDB? What is the NPDB?
From hospital employee to solo practice
Miscellaneous Insurance/Billing Q's - Billing under another doc's name/Fee negotiation/Different Docs, Different rates?
Received recoupment request?
Compensation for referrals?
Crash Cart required?
Connecting new practice doc to Medicare
Par Doc, New Service, Refuse Insurance OK?
Paid to Order - Too good to be legal?
Nurse Practitioner "Supervision" Requirement?
Opening to liability by certifying compliance plan?
Accept Medicaid? Time to certify your compliance program
Practice settles with HHS over Public Internet-Based Patient Calendar (and other offenses)
Paid time off for voting?/Disaster unemployment
Practice closed - required to pay employees?
Practice closed - providing patients notice
Who may consent to a minor's treatment?
Practice advertising meeting regulatory requirements?
Charging Patients a Cancellation Fee - patient disputing charge
Charging Patients a Cancellation Fee
The Office of the Inspector General 2013 Work Plan is here!
Can I practice within the range of my restrictive covenant?
Payment denials - Guilty until proven innocent!
May a doctor own equity in a billing company?
Lease concerns from practice perspective?
Collecting Co-Pays Required?
Handling Employee no-show post holiday
Negotiating partnership terms question
Question-Comment on OBS reimbursement, Insurance denial plan/Follow up on Internist hiring Dentist legal?
Internist hiring Dentist legal?
Is my practice sellable?
New Practice, First Steps?
Compliance on OMIG Work Plan and Radar
Terminating patient for being "bad person" okay?
Thoughts on installing audio/video in my practice?
Do I have to pay overtime?
Participating Provider Contract Negotiable?
OIG - Glaxo Settlement / Medicare PCP proposed pay increase / OMIG Compliance Alert
Indemnification by Hospital
Should Hospital Employee be concerned about Unscheduled In-office Investigation?
Unscheduled In-office Investigation
Social Networing covered by Non-Solicit clause?
Protecting your practice name
Medical Services Agreement v. Sublease
Automated External Defibrillator
New Employer? EPLI Recommended!
Accepting gifts from patients kosher?
Receiving record request before getting paid?
In-Office Sale of Products okay?
Questionable Advertising â€“ Direct mailing to patients/ Music video rhinoplasty solicitation -
What contracts does my Practice really need?
Offering free consults
Can I provide free transportation for my patients?
Mandatory vacation days or closures?
Legal collections process
Right to contact patients after leaving position
Patient responsibility for their own care - right to terminate patient?
Comments on Finding the right assistance with billing
Finding the right assistance with billing
Charging co-pay for no-show okay?
Appropriate response to request for information
Comments on Pre-authorization received, payment denied
Pre-authorization received, payment denied
Allowable charge to patient for medical records on CD
New entity? Don't forget workers compensation insurance for your employees!
Patient notification post-associate departure?
Understanding the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula
Required pay for employee on maternity leave?
Conflict of interest where partner of patient becoming referral source
Charging some but not others
Office for Civil Rights hires Big Guns - KPMG - to audit HIPAA Compliance
Requirements for Patient follow-up?
Comment - An end in sight to Out of Network?
Can I hire medical students to help out at my practice?
Should I incorporate, and, if so, to what?
An insurer is requesting records for each patient for each claim I submit. Why? And how do I stop this?
Rendering services on yourself and billing for them Kosher?
Checking to make sure your new hire isn't an "excluded" provider
Should I send in records requested by an insurer?
Reporting False Claims
Question on Paying a Billing Company or Biller a Percentage a No No?
Paying a Billing Company or Biller a Percentage a No No?
Keeping OMIG in check?
Why University of California at Los Angeles Health System is now taking patient privacy seriously
Patient Suffering from Potential Dementia Harassing Practice - What do I do?
Comments on Billing for in-network rates when I don't participate
Billing for in-network rates when I don't participate
Lease question from practice perspective
Creating an Operational Multi-Disciplinary Practice
Recording Staff Phone Calls, Notice Required
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits - Medicare's Latest Best Kept Secret
Billing for Services Under the Correct Entity - Multi-Entity Structure
Advertising by Gender
Keeping myself and my practice off of the OIG's Most Wanted
The Office of Inspector General's MOST WANTED
Employee required to work at multiple practice locations?
What is a Medical Home?
New Employee Documentation Requirements Effective April 9, 2011 â€“ Added Threat from Backstabbing Employees and Department of Labor
Disclosure Requirement When Referring for Diagnostic Imaging Services Where You Have a Financial Interest
Getting Paid for Legitimate Services You Render
What happens if I breach the restrictive covenant in my employment agreement?
FTC and DOJ Proposed Statement of Antritrust Enforcement for ACOs
Supervision Requirements for Physician Assistants
Offering Patients Free Transportation
New Workers Compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines
Medicaid's Annual Certification Requirement
Outsourcing Administrative Services
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: Medicaid's Compliance Plan Requirement
10 Great Tips for Marketing Your Practice
Exhausted Malpractice Policy - Who Pays and from What?
Office Matters - Scanning and Shredding Records/Docking Employees on Snow Days
Beware of Corporate Records Mail Scam
Medicare - the Few Ruining it for the Many
Comments on Do I have to Sign my Notes?
Emailing With Patients? Make Sure You Have a Security Policy in Place
DOJ and HHS Join Forces for to form HEAT - New Joint Agency to Fight Fraud
Do I really have to collect co-pays?
Does Multiple Surgery Rule (same patient, different procedures, same operation) Apply to Non-Pars?
Divorce and Your Medical Pracitce
Department of Labor knocking on my Medical Practice's Door; what am I required to maintain?
Addressing HIPAA and Patient Abandonment
Pursuing locum tenens arrangement worth it?
Correction: Medicare Cut Temporarily Averte, Hope For Permanent Fix?
Appropriate Tasks for Chiropractic Assistants
Corporate Structure: Options and Considerations
Comments on Department of Labor Alert - IRS on the prowl as well - Provided by Healthcare Accountant Bryan Koshers
Commentary - Hospital Relations
Chiropractor-Physician Permitted Contractual Arrangements
Charging No Show Hearing Impaired Patients for Interpreter Costs is a NO NO
Charging for Medical Records
Billing Surgery that has Medically Necessary and Cosmetic Component
Billing Medicare for Consultations Codes?
Billing for Consults? Medicare Prepayment Reviews after 99245s!
Billing Facility Fees - DOH Says Has To Be Through Professional Entity That Bills for Professional Component As Well
Balance Billing Take 5, Horizon Blue Cross NJ Suing Non-Pars for Failure to Balance Bill
Billing for Nurse Practitioner services in a Medical Office
Balance Billing Take 4, Who's Monitoring Balance Billing?
Balance Billing, Take 3, Charging Different Rates for Different Patients
Balance Billing, Take 2: Non-Participating Providers MUST Balance Bill
Balance Billing: Investigations are up, Do you have a policy in place?
Asset Protection Tip: The More Control, The Less Protected
Asking Patients to Contract Away Their Right to Sue You, Part 1
Audits: Extrapolation as Valid Methodology
Healthcare Practice Management
Healthcare Audit Defense (Government and Insurance)
Doctors of Dental Surgery and Doctors of Dental Medicine
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