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Considerations in selling a health care business

If you own a home health care agency, hospice or other health care-related business, a time may come when you start to think about selling it. Maybe you have reached the stage of life where you are considering retirement, or maybe you have found that holding on to the practice has become more of a chore than a labor of love.

Researchers: most medical bills contain errors

Health care experts have been saying it for years, but new research confirms it: the vast majority of medical bills contain errors. In fact, researchers at a health care advocacy group say that the mistake-rate might be as high as 80 percent.

The hammer falls on Texas doctor convicted of health care fraud

As our regular Austin legal blog readers know, we have more than once written about the ongoing case of a 60-year-old Dallas-area doctor. People across Texas have been wondering when the hammer would fall on Jacques Roy and how hard it would hit.

Could stress cause you to lose your nursing license?

Losing your nursing license would be devastating. After all the years of hard work and dedication to your passion, a revocation is the last thing you want to happen. But even simple mistakes and errors can lead to disciplinary action by the state board. It is therefore crucial for you to be familiar with the laws and procedures you must follow.

3 ways for nurses to lose their license

Nurses play an integral role in the health care industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently over 200,000 nurses in the state of Texas alone. Many nurses worry about losing their licenses and no longer being able to do what they love.

Texas pharmaceutical rep hit with health care fraud indictment

Compounding pharmacies can be critical bridges between doctors and patients. The pharmacies make drugs prescribed by physicians for patients with very specific needs that can't be met by commercially available prescriptions. A compounding pharmacy custom-makes drugs from two or more medications so that the patient gets exactly what the doctor ordered.

RN sentenced to four years in Texas health care fraud

It's a little more than a 3-hour drive north of Austin to get to Rowlett. The Dallas suburb is home to a registered nurse recently sentenced to spend 4 years in a federal prison for her participation in a health care fraud that prosecutors said included nearly $375 million in false claims.

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