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Suspension for Intoxication

A physician licensed in the State of Texas must comply with the Texas Medical Practice Act and Texas Medical Board ("TMB") rules.  Physicians commit a prohibited practice if he or she use alcohol or drugs in an intemperate manner that, in the medical board's opinion, could endanger a patient's life.  Similarly, a physician who commits [...]

Physician Employment Contracts With Hospitals – Medical Records

Physicians Employment Contract Negotiations in Houston Texas

When considering employment with a hospital, there are a number of important factors to consider regarding physicians employment contract negotiations. In addition to agreements about compensation, termination, and restrictive covenants, doctors must also know if they will have access to patient medical records should they terminate this potential [...]

New Physicians – Looking At The Various Practice Settings

Physicians Employment Contract Negotiations in Houston Texas

Today there are many practice settings available to doctors looking for employment, each with their own appeal and challenges. To find the most satisfying employment, doctors should decide on the option that suits them best, then carefully negotiate their physicians employment agreements before accepting an employment offer from [...]

EMT + Fraud = New Residence

On April 24th, two brothers were sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for their convictions of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud and money laundering. Kevin Olufemi Davies, 29, and his brother Melvin Olusola Davies, 28, who pled guilty in Dec. 2016, received their sentences.  U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes [...]

Physician Employment Contracts With Hospitals – Termination!

Physician Employment Contract Negotiations in Houston Texas

Most professionals prefer not to think about the termination side of any employment contract; however, doing so is extremely important for physicians who are employed by hospitals. Since there are so many details that apply to employment termination, this topic must be discussed ahead of time during physician employment [...]

The 3 Key Areas of Physician HIPAA Compliance Risk!

HIPAA Compliance in Houston Texas

Today’s healthcare professionals deal with many challenges in protecting client information and meeting HIPAA compliance. As privacy laws continue to evolve, physicians attorneys are aware of three main areas where HIPAA compliance issues tend to arise. Specific attention must be paid to these areas and it may be necessary [...]

Physician Employment Contracts With Hospitals – Compensation

Physician Employment Contract Negotiations in Houston Texas

Physician employment agreements between a physician and a hospital can become complicated, especially in terms of compensation. As many hospital systems are currently undergoing many changes including cutbacks, it is essential that doctors carefully negotiate their agreements to ensure appropriate compensation.

Before the signing of any employment agreement, [...]

How Telemedicine Must Deal With Security And Privacy Concerns

HIPAA Compliance Issues in Houston Texas

The use of telemedicine technology is growing at an astounding rate. Telemedicine, which makes medical care more accessible to more people, offers important benefits for practitioners and their patients. Of course, it does come with some risks that all physicians must know about, including a number of HIPAA [...]

Confidentiality – What Is A Physician’s Duty?

Physicians Lawyers in Houston Texas

Patient confidentiality is a critical topic for today’s physicians and the lawyers retained to advise physicians. With many laws in place today to protect patient information, doctors may have medical legal concerns about their need to obtain personal information from their patients and what they can do with [...]