By: Thomas Law Group On: October 09, 2018 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Violations of the Heath Insurance and Portability and Affordability Act (“HIPAA”) may occur unknowingly for a practice owner. While most health care practices are now very accustomed to protecting the patient records and providing the required privacy notices to their patients, there are other actions that may be taken...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: January 25, 2018 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

The ever-changing environment of health care reform has resulted in insurance plans with sizable deductibles and copayments, which may create patient billing and collection issues. The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) applies to any business that regularly extends credit to consumers for personal, family, or household purposes. This definition...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: September 18, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

In light of the opioid crisis effecting much of Ohio, Governor John Kasich has recently signed into law a change in the rules in how prescribing painkillers will be done. Doctors, dentists, and other health professionals will be able to prescribe only up to seven days of painkillers for...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: August 30, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Many dentists have the misconception that they are not mandatory reporters since they are not physicians and think they are unlikely to see signs of physical abuse but dentists, similar to other professionals, are mandated to report certain types of abuse that a dentist may become aware of or...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: July 13, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Data breaches are becoming a common theme in news headlines. In May 2014, a network server accessible online was deactivated exposing the protected health information (PHI) of 6,800 patients resulting in New York-Presbyterian Hospital paying a $4.8 million HIPAA fine. In June 2014, medical records of 8,000 patients were...

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