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Month: December 2014

Forming physician-hospital agreements

How to beat a HIPAA investigation

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 established federal standards for the security of electronic protected health information (e-PHI). In instances where violations are deemed to have occurred, a HIPAA investigation is initiated. For this reason, health providers are advised to retain legal counsel with expert knowledge of healthcare laws, so that …

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Legal nuances private practice physicians should be aware of

How to resolve peer review and credentialing conflicts with physicians:

Although doctors are usually protected in hospital peer reviews, the process can be a challenging and complex one, and may not have a positive outcome. For this reason, resolving peer review and credentialing conflicts with physicians, often requires the intervention of legal counsel. Reasons for Conflict Physicians, who believe that they are adequately credentialed and …

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