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designing a physician compliance plan learn more!

April 10th, 2014

“They just keep changing everything so they are going to trip me up at some point,” the physician owner of Coyote Medical Group blurted out somewhat sarcastically.

“Who are they?” the group’s general counsel inquired.

responding to payor audits learn more!

March 13th, 2014

“I just got a certified letter from Acme Health Plan demanding money,” an exasperated Dr. Wyle E. Coyote explained to his health care lawyer over the phone.

“Tell me a bit more,” the lawyer quietly responded.

new rule for lab tests learn more!

February 12th, 2014

“What do you mean that I have to schedule an office visit with the doctor to get my lab test information?” the increasingly frustrated patient asked the medical office manager over the phone.

“Well, that is just our office policy and the doctor says you would not understand the test results,” the office manager asserted.

top ten issues for 2014 learn more!

January 9th, 2014

The following “top ten” list sets forth a few of the key legal and compliance issues health care providers should be looking out for this year.

hipaa goes back to school too learn more!

September 3rd, 2013

Jane Smith got home after a long day at work and played the message machine. The only message was from the school nurse at Acme Elementary School. “Mrs. Smith, this is Nurse Amanda at Acme Elementary. I am afraid we cannot let your daughter, Becky, return to school until her immunization chart is updated.”