“I cannot keep my doors open with my shifting payor mix and reduced reimbursement,” Dr. Carl Coyote remarked to his health care lawyer in a coffee shop meeting.
“I read an article on the Internet that says I will be fined lots of money if I email my patients,” Dr. Oliver Oldschool griped over the phone to his personal lawyer. “Is that true?” he asked. “Well, I am glad you do not believe everything you read on the Internet,” the lawyer responded with a bit of sarcasm. “Email is a little tricky because of HIPAA, and you just need to be careful,” he elusively added.