The Dental Industry Shift: DSOs on the Rise
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The Dental Industry Shift: DSOs on the Rise

The world of dentistry is going through some big changes, and these changes are affecting how dentists retire or pass on their practices to others. In the past, when a dentist wanted to retire, they usually sold their established practice to a younger dentist. But now, there’s something new in town – Dental Support Organizations…

Missouri City Texas Couple Sentenced to Prison for Massive Medicare Fraud: A Shocking Healthcare Scandal
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Missouri City Texas Couple Sentenced to Prison for Massive Medicare Fraud: A Shocking Healthcare Scandal

In a surprising turn of events, a Missouri City couple, who once owned a home health agency, has been sentenced to federal prison for admitting to defrauding Medicare of millions. This case, as announced by U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani, has sent shockwaves through the healthcare community, reminding everyone that justice will always catch up…

Telemedicine Regulations: Your Guide to Building a Successful Practice in Texas
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Telemedicine Regulations: Your Guide to Building a Successful Practice in Texas

Telemedicine has been growing fast in the United States, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic pushing it forward. This has opened up new opportunities for healthcare providers, but it’s also brought a lot of rules and regulations that can be tough to handle. If you’re thinking about getting into telehealth or are already offering telehealth services,…

What is the False Claims Act in Healthcare?
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What is the False Claims Act in Healthcare?

The False Claims Act – some background The United States False Claims Act (FCA) is a significant federal law aimed at prosecuting individuals or organizations that make false or fraudulent claims for payment from government agencies. It strictly forbids the knowing submission of false claims for payment and making false statements that are critical to…

Strategies for Avoiding Technical Stark Law Violations and Penalties
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Strategies for Avoiding Technical Stark Law Violations and Penalties

The Stark Law, in essence, prohibits doctors from referring patients to certain healthcare providers when there’s a financial connection between them. If doctors break this law, they can face big fines. Therefore, it’s crucial to steer clear of actions that violate these regulations. Key Provisions of Stark Law What the Stark Law Says: Under Stark…

Important Update: Texas Implements New Medical Billing Standards
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Important Update: Texas Implements New Medical Billing Standards

Revealing the Texas Medical Billing Law: What You Need to Know Texas has recently rolled out a new law, Senate Bill 490, which became effective on September 1, 2023. This law brings more transparency to medical billing, particularly when healthcare providers are seeking payment from patients after giving them medical services. In simple terms, it…

IN THE NEWS: Texas Senate Passes Legislation Restricting Private Business COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
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IN THE NEWS: Texas Senate Passes Legislation Restricting Private Business COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

October 13, 2023, the Texas Senate made a significant move by approving Senate Bill 7. This legislation restricts COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees in private businesses, except for medical facilities that can employ alternative safety measures. Senator Mayes Middleton, a Republican from Galveston, authored the bill, which includes penalties for private employers penalizing unvaccinated employees….

*In the News* Death at North Texas Med Spa Sparks Push for New Legislation
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*In the News* Death at North Texas Med Spa Sparks Push for New Legislation

Jenifer Cleveland’s tragic death at a Wortham, Texas medical spa spurred TX 400, a nonprofit of Texas physicians, championing patient safety in her memory. Dr. Mary Kelly Green, TX 400 co-founder, cautions against the growing overlap of licensed physicians and non-physicians in medical procedures. This concern is far-reaching and, in certain instances, can be a…

Is Having Physician Contracts Reviewed Worth It?
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Is Having Physician Contracts Reviewed Worth It?

Unlocking the Physician’s Contracts Code: Why You Need a Review If you’re a doctor, you’ll likely encounter job contracts at some point in your career, whether you’re just starting out, in the middle of interviews, or well into your profession. These contracts can be packed with complicated legal terms and conditions, so it’s important to…

IV Hydration Clinic Compliance in Texas
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IV Hydration Clinic Compliance in Texas

In recent years, IV hydration clinics have become more popular because they can quickly and effectively address problems like dehydration, tiredness, and vitamin deficiencies. However, the rules and regulations for these clinics in Texas have become more complicated as well. This article aims to explain the important rules that IV hydration clinics in Texas must…