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Selling your private practice? 3 tips for a successful transition.

Putting together a private practice in the medical field is about more than just practicing medicine or starting a business. Those who put in the time and effort to establish a successful practice likely become a part of the community. As a result, when it comes time to retire or move on to other professional endeavors, private practice owners likely hope to set the facility up for a successful transition.

Physician files case against employer, claims breach of contract

Although people go into medicine for more than just a job, those who choose the medical field often still need to navigate the particulars that come with employment. This can include employment contract negotiations. Once an employment contract is put into place, both parties to the contract expect the other to fulfill the agreed upon obligations. A failure to do so can result in a lawsuit.

Religion & medicine: How can doctors navigate these conversations?

Medicine and religion can come at odds. The current debate over vaccine exemptions for religious reasons is one current example. As measles outbreaks surge throughout the country, lawmakers and doctors are forced to consider the difficult balance between respecting an individual's religious liberties and the health of society.

Radiologists: 3 lessons from recent $11.5M negligence award

Mistakes happen in any line of work. Radiologists run an increased risk due to the fact that there is often a paper trail that can work against them in the event a mistake results in serious injury. Those who practice this form of medicine are often reading scans and images, scans and images that become a part of the patient’s file. If the radiologist misses a tumor or other issue, the scan or image could serve as evidence in malpractice case.

Texas physician accused of improper billing

Physicians who run a private practice must balance the demands of business with the needs of their patients. In an effort to help make everything come together, these medical professionals will likely delegate duties. They may hire administrative staff to operate the front desk and help keep records organized and may hire other medical staff to assist with patient needs.

HHS reduces penalties for HIPPA and HITECH violations

Government regulations constantly push physicians to balance patient interest and privacy concerns. A failure to navigate this balance can result in allegations of privacy violations. These violations can come with a steep penalty. Fortunately for medical professionals, that penalty will soon change.

Federal task force issues guidance on pain management practices

The federal government has cracked down on prescription violations. Agencies have investigated and mounted successful prosecutions against physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals who were allegedly in violation of laws that guide prescription practices.

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