Navigating the Purchase of a Healthcare Business
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Navigating the Purchase of a Healthcare Business

The purchase and acquisition of a healthcare business is complex but rewarding, requiring strategic planning, due diligence, and understanding the healthcare landscape. Whether you’re an established provider or an entrepreneur, this guide will help you navigate the process. Understanding the Healthcare Business Landscape The healthcare sector includes hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home healthcare services, and…

Can Nurse Practitioners Practice Independently in Texas
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Can Nurse Practitioners Practice Independently in Texas

Texas law requires nurse practitioners to enter into a prescriptive authority agreement with a supervising physician, a contract that outlines a general plan for patient care, including which drugs the nurse practitioner may or may not prescribe. Lets get into the basics! Supervision Requirements Collaborative agreements between NPs and supervising physicians serve as the cornerstone…

Navigating Legal Structures for Healthcare Practices in Texas
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Navigating Legal Structures for Healthcare Practices in Texas

Choosing the right entity and structure for your healthcare practice is a critical decision that directly influences compliance adherence, operational flexibility, tax efficiency, and risk mitigation strategies. Whether you’re a licensed physician, physician assistant, or another healthcare professional, your careful selection of the practice’s legal framework can pave the way for sustainable success and growth….

Navigating the Corporate Transparency Act

Navigating the Corporate Transparency Act

In 2021, a law called the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was enacted to strengthen the U.S. financial crime monitoring system. The aim is to make certain entities, including those in the health care sector, share information about their ownership and control with the U.S. government. The Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule (BOI Rule), an integral…

Five Tips for Telemedicine Success
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Five Tips for Telemedicine Success

Telemedicine has become a means for patients to overcome numerous barriers to healthcare access. But challenges still exist, including technology, insurance coverage, comfort level, and regulatory compliance. In this blog, we explain why telemedicine is so important in the post-pandemic world, offer advice for providers who may be considering incorporating telemedicine into their practice, and…

Decoding the Future: 10 Forecasts for the 2024 Healthcare Market by a Legal Expert
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Decoding the Future: 10 Forecasts for the 2024 Healthcare Market by a Legal Expert

As a healthcare lawyer, 2023 was a pretty unusual year with the sudden entrance of a number of new players into the healthcare marketplace and a rapid retrenchment of others. With innovation showing no signs of slowing down in the year ahead, healthcare providers should consider how to adapt to improve the patient experience, increase…

Telehealth for Mental Health: A Physician’s Legal Guide
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Telehealth for Mental Health: A Physician’s Legal Guide

In our era of advanced technology, the healthcare landscape is changing, and one notable shift is the increased use of mental health telemedicine. As doctors continue to venture into this digital realm, it’s crucial to understand the laws that govern telemedicine. In this newsletter, we’ll delve into how telehealth for mental health intersects with healthcare…

Considering Offering Ketamine Treatment Services?
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Considering Offering Ketamine Treatment Services?

Ketamine, traditionally used as an anesthetic, is gaining attention for its potential in treating PTSD, depression, and anxiety with low doses. This interest has led to the rise of ketamine clinics, specialized places offering ketamine infusions as a treatment option. If you’re thinking about joining this field, it’s essential to understand the legal and practical…

Department of Justice War on Healthcare Fraud: Expanding and Taking Action
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Department of Justice War on Healthcare Fraud: Expanding and Taking Action

On November 7, 2023, the Department of Justice (DOJ), led by John “Fritz” Scanlon, shared some big plans to tackle healthcare fraud. This plan shows a strong effort to fight against dishonest practices in the healthcare sector. One major part of the plan is to increase the number of healthcare fraud prosecutors, which is currently…

Legal Tips for Supervising Physicians of Advanced Practice Providers (NPs/PAs)
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Legal Tips for Supervising Physicians of Advanced Practice Providers (NPs/PAs)

The healthcare field is changing, and we’re relying more on advanced practice providers (APPs), like nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), because there’s a growing need for healthcare services. While teaming up with doctors has its benefits, it also means that partnership comes with a certain set of legal implications and responsibilities for the…