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Healthcare Fraud, ALCAT, and Section 655.5

February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

On January 20, 2015, Louisiana chiropractor David Lee Killen pled guilty to one count of healthcare fraud for billing insurance companies for chiropractic care, equipment, and testing he never performed. Killen, owner of Back on Track Clinic in Bogalusa, LA, admitted to using the identification numbers of physicians who no longer worked for his clinics…

OIG Offers No Sanctions for Proposed Copay Assistance Program

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

OIG Advisory Opinion Offers No Sanctions for Proposed Copay Assistance Program On January 5, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released an advisory opinion on a proposed arrangement in which a nonprofit organization could provide assistance with copayments for financially needy patients, including Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The OIG’s…

The 40-Hour Work Week under ACA, Rest Breaks, and Sleep Time

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

House Passes Bill in Support of 40-hour Work Week under ACA On January 8, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act on a 252-172 vote. The legislation, which would run into a promised veto from President Barack Obama should it pass the Senate, would ease the Affordable Care Act’s definition…

New Year Guide to Avoid the Hospital Hack

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some would define 2014 as the “year of the hacker.” From Target and eBay to iCloud and Sony, millions of Americans had their personal information leaked as a result of attacks by hackers. As many in the healthcare profession know, medical information is a prime target for hackers and 2014 saw a record number of…

How Assembly Bill 1000 Will Affect Your Practice

January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

On October 7, 2013, Governor Brown approved Assembly Bill 1000.  This new law, effective January 1, 2014, will likely benefit both physical therapists and patients seeking physical therapy treatment. Allow Patients to Directly Access Physical Therapy The most important aspect of AB 1000 is that it allows patients direct access to physical therapy without first…

How Senate Bill 863 Will Affect Your Practice

October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Introduction On August 31, 2012, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 863, and the Governor signed the bill into law on September 18, 2012. The new law makes a number of important changes to the existing workers’ compensation system that will affect chiropractors, as well as applicants, other providers, insurers, and employers.  Here, we primarily…

Selling a Professional Practice

August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

A chiropractor contemplating selling a practice must consider more than just the sale price and closing date. For example, chiropractors who sell their practices must be careful to avoid abandoning their patients, must be mindful of patient records, and must ensure they have a qualified buyer. Plus, to protect everything you have worked so hard…

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