Employees, Financial and HIPPA Data Create Risk for Medical Practices and Business Owners

HIPAA and financial data present an ongoing asset-protection issue for physicians and medical practices. This week we take a look at a specific exposure suffered by up to 40,000 (yes, 40,000) patients of one Arizona medical practice and some simple precautions that may help your practice avoid the same exposure.  While written for doctors, this […]

Asset Protection Trust Jurisdictions for Physicians – Part 1, Domestic

In our discussion two weeks ago we introduced the Asset Protection Trust (or APT) as a tool and answered some of the most frequently asked questions regarding what it is and how it differs from the estate-planning trust many doctors already have in place. We continue our discussion of the APT this week and examine […]

What Medical Practices Must Know About RAC Audits and Insurance

 Medical Billing & Collections, Risk Management By Ike Devji, JD   In a series of recent discussions we have examined exposures like ELPI Insurance, cyber liability insurance, and the need for directors and officers coverage by many physicians and practice owners. Continuing our examination of commonly overlooked medical practice risk management issues we turn to […]

Addressing Employee Liability Issues at Your Medical Practice or Business – 12 Month Practice Tune-up

January 08, 2013 | Finance, Risk Management, Law & Malpractice, Staff By Ike Devji, JD Happy New Year and thanks for continuing into 2013 with us. In one of my last columns of 2012, I suggested that many of the complex issues we discussed together over the last few years in this forum can seem […]

CAN YOU BE SUED FOR NOT HIRING A CRIMINAL? YES – Asset Protection and HR

DISCRIMINATING AGAINST CRIMINALS IN YOUR WORKFORCE     QUESTION:       CAN  THE  EQUAL  EMPLOYMENT  OPPORTUNITY  COMMISSION  (“EEOC”)  CHARGE  MY  COMPANY  FOR  DISCRIMINATION  IF  WE  FOLLOW  STATE  LAWS  PROHIBITING  US  FROM  HIRING  PEOPLE  WITH  CRIMINAL  RECORDS? ANSWER:          THE  EEOC  SAYS  THAT  COMPLYING  WITH  STATE  OR LOCAL  LAWS  DOES NOT  SHIELD  AN EMPLOYER  FROM LIABILITY  FOR  DISCRIMINATION  CAUSED  […]

Doctors Pleading To Misdemeanors for Heath Care Fraud – Fight or Settle?

We are in the golden age of health care fraud prosecution as means of revenue and income protection by both the government and insurance companies. Doctors are increasingly  in a position where they need to make a decision to fight or settle, regardless of the veracity of the claim or the actual intent involved. This article sheds […]