Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain. Continued use and abuse can lead to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Opana ER is among one of the many opioid drugs in the market today. Recently, FDA requested that the manufacturer voluntarily remove reformulated Opana ER from the market. FDA has made [...]
Physician employment agreements are an essential part of any consideration when any doctor is seeking employment. Because of the complexity of various healthcare hiring and employment policies, physician employment negotiations can be very involved and require legal guidance.
Before accepting a position with any healthcare practice or hospital, you must [...]
Patient complaints are something that every physician may face and require the services of medical license defense lawyers. If you have received patient complaints, you may be subject to a board investigation. Although the chance of being investigated is relatively small, doctors who receive certain types or large [...]
We recently had an opportunity to present on the topic, "Not Safe For Work", focusing on issues that healthcare providers face that can cause issues in their practices and offices. We covered issues related to inappropriate relationships with patients, office harassment, alcohol and substance abuse, patient communication and social media pitfalls. No sooner had we [...]
Cybersecurity has become a chief concern when your healthcare business wants to uphold essential HIPAA compliance. Healthcare companies use a large amount of digital technology, all of which poses significant risks to data security and operating within HIPAA standards.
HIPAA compliance attorneys warn that you must avoid the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]