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Kickbacks for opioid prescriptions are focus in doctor charges

As a physician, you may feel pulled in many different directions by those you work with. You are dedicated to your responsibility to protect your patients and improve their lives, and you must also hold yourself to a high legal and ethical standard. At the same time, you may feel obligated by some pharmaceutical companies to recommend or prescribe their products to your patients. If you believe these products can help your patients or ease their suffering with minimal harm, you may have no objections. However, you and other Texas doctors might also face the possibility of being accused of promoting a drug or other medical product that has a questionable benefit to your patients or may even cause harm.

How will you know if you have a Medicare overpayment?

Due to a variety of circumstances, such as clerical errors, duplicate payments or processing mistakes, recipients of Medicare can receive too much money. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires recipients to return any excess funds within 60 days, or the organization will take further action. 

Major consideration for valuations of your health care business

After you decide to sell your health care business, you must, of course, have some idea of its value to attract buyers. However, five people could scrutinize your business and come up with five quite different estimates. In part, the estimate depends on the person's relationship to the business. For example, someone such as you who may have invested years and many emotions into the business might come up with a higher price than a more neutral third party would.

Are you a nurse facing disciplinary action in New York?

The nursing profession has many risks for practitioners, and in order to keep your license, you must follow the New York State nursing license requirements. If the licensing board believes you have violated the regulations, it may compel you to appear for a disciplinary hearing.

3 tips for reacting to the threat of losing your nursing license

When you receive a notice from the Office of Professional Discipline at the New York State Education Department about your nursing license, you may feel confusion, anger and stress. You likely feel furious that a patient or someone else reported you to the nursing board instead of resolving issues with you first.

How well-run is your medical office?

Every day, thousands of patients visit nurses and doctors in offices. The patients hope to solve a wide variety of ailments ranging from simple to serious. However, it can be how well-run a doctor's office is that governs the patient experience rather than the quality and educational background of the medical personnel. 

How nurses can lose their license in ways unrelated to work

Familiar ways that nurses (and other medical professionals, for that matter) can lose their license are often related to their work. For example, falsifying records and neglecting patients are common causes of license suspension or revocation. However, these work behaviors and errors are not the only forms of misconduct you need to avoid.