How Doctors Can Avoid Getting Slammed by the FTC and TCPA – Diffusing Marketing Landmines – Part V

By |May 23rd, 2017|Compliance, Marketing, Online reviews, Practice management|

Maintaining compliance with HIPAA, TCPA, the FTC, and the host of other regulatory boards is complicated. An inadvertent error can result in massive fines, but there is much to be gained from a smart online strategy if you avoid the minefield of potential violations. For the next five weeks, […]

Why Your Marketing Vendor May Be a HIPAA Landmine in Disguise – Diffusing Marketing Landmines – Part IV

By |May 16th, 2017|Compliance, Marketing, Practice management|

Maintaining compliance with HIPAA, TCPA, the FTC, and the host of other regulatory boards is complicated. An inadvertent error can result in massive fines, but there is much to be gained from a smart online strategy if you avoid the minefield of potential violations. For the next five weeks, we’re breaking down five marketing landmines that […]

The Tax Man and Med-Mal Settlements

By |April 12th, 2017|Compliance, Practice management|

First, the obvious. This is not to be construed as tax advice.

Now for some interesting nuggets.

When people sue one another (or even threaten litigation) and money changes hands, there are tax implications.

A recent article by Robert Wood dives deeper.

A) Settlements and judgments are taxed similarly.

Whether you come to a meetings of the minds […]

What NOT to do…

By |March 31st, 2017|Compliance, Online reputation, Online reviews, Practice management|

A Texas physician who performs aesthetic treatments recently agreed to disciplinary action by the Board of Medicine. In 2015, a patient underwent a series of non-invasive laser treatments with Dr. Tinuade Olugesugun-Gbadeham. Around May 27, 2015, the patient made a video testimonial on the results of these procedures. The patient gave consent to have photos […]

Damn, that’s awkward…

By |March 23rd, 2017|Frontpage Article, News, Practice management|

Ars Technica and the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently reported that Mayo Clinic is considering prioritizing patient care with private insurance over those with Medicare and Medicaid.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (which oversees Minnesota Medicaid), stated:

“Fundamentally, it’s our expectation at DHS that Mayo Clinic will serve our enrollees in […]

These Docs Behaved Badly, but Should They Have Been Sued?

By |March 17th, 2017|News, Practice management|

Jeffrey Segal, MD, JD

Published in Medscape: May 20, 2015 (reprinted with permission)  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/844251

Three Highly Unusual Lawsuits

If you practice medicine, odds are that eventually you will be sued, face a medical board complaint, or experience some other legal headache. If you practice in a high-risk specialty such as neurosurgery, the likelihood that you will be sued at […]

Political Correctness Over-reach in the Exam Room

By |March 3rd, 2017|Marketing, News, Online reputation, Online reviews, Practice management|

A general surgeon in Florida evaluated a patient for hernia repair. The patient confided he was HIV positive. The surgeon asked about the patient’s medication regimen. The patient explained that on the medication his viral titers were non-detectable.

The surgeon stated that that was good for both of them. For the patient, of course. And for […]