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  • Telemedicine: What It Is & How It Affects Licensure

    With the advent of mass telecommunications, the medical industry has reached a whole new frontier of practice. As information sharing, cloud-based computing, and videoconferencing technology all improve at a rapid pace, a doctor’s ability to provide care and diagnosis remotely ... Read Article
  • ZPIC Audits: What They Are & How We Can Help

    The Medicare program has come under fire for approving inappropriate payments to device suppliers and healthcare providers. Their efforts to prevent or correct inappropriate payments has resulted in a higher number of billing audits. When billing mistakes are found, Medicare ... Read Article
  • Qui Tam Lawsuits and Violations of the Federal False Claims Act

    From its earliest beginnings, the False Claims Act (FCA) has been a valuable resource in uncovering fraud against the federal government. In fiscal year 2010, the FBI estimated that health care fraud cost American tax payers over $80 billion a year. Of that amount, $2.5 billion ... Read Article
  • What is involved in a healthcare fraud investigation?

    It’s no secret that the medical industry is highly regulated and scrutinized. Because healthcare fraud costs the government and taxpayers billions of dollars every year, the federal government as well as the Texas State Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of ... Read Article
  • Cigna Vs. Humble - Impact on Balance Billing and OON Providers

    In Cigna vs. Humble, the health insurance company Cigna sued Humble Surgical Hospital LLC for improper billing practices in an attempt to recover $5 million in alleged overpayments made to the physician-owned hospital. In a landmark decision, Senior U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. ... Read Article
  • A Quick Guide to Physician Non-Compete Agreements

    A properly drafted covenant not to compete is a necessity for physicians and medical practices. In this post, you will learn about the specific requirements for these types of non-compete agreements in Texas. Texas law allows physicians and medical practices to enter into ... Read Article
  • The World of the Over-Regulated Physician: Too Little Time to Treat the Patient

    Fact: The government can subject your medical practice to an investigation, even though the idea of your having committed healthcare fraud is laughable. Fact: There are innocent doctors and other healthcare providers who are increasingly finding themselves targets of government ... Read Article
  • Medical Practices and Divorce in Houston

    Years of education, a great amount of finances and hard work go into becoming a physician. Even more effort is put into the creation of a medical practice. Could all of the hard work and dedication contributed toward establishing a practice be compromised in the event of a ... Read Article
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