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Business and Legal Considerations for Selling my Physician Practice

Business and Legal Considerations for  Selling my Physician Practice Physicians may be determine that it is in their best interest to sell their medical practice for various personal and business reasons. A few of the reasons may chose to sell are because: (1) they are retiring; (2) relocating to another city/state; (3) maintaining the practice is too much of a burden/stress; (4) they are physically unable to meet the demands; (5) lower reimbursement rates; or (6) someone simply made them an offer that they couldn’t refuse. Regardless of the reason why a physician may choose to sell their practice there are...

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Legal Eligibility Requirements for the Terminally Ill to Receive Hospice Care

We’ve all heard the saying that dying and paying taxes are the only two guaranteed things in life. Taxes and death have another thing in common – extensions. A CPA may instruct you on how to obtain an extension to pay certain taxes. Hospice care is to dying as a CPA is to taxes. Placing a loved one in hospice may extend a loved one’s life by weeks or months. Let’s face it, hospice is grim and the outlook is bleak, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared for it. In order to do so, it is important...

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The Debate Over General Partnerships vs. Joint Ventures

Clients often come to my office very excited about a new business that they are hoping to start or purchase from an existing owner. Many times they need financial help, the expertise and knowledge of someone else with experience in the industry, or a combination of both. As a Corporate Attorney, I’ve drafted numerous contracts and agreements throughout the years in an effort to protect my clients while they achieve their company goals. I can appreciate the different types of contracts and the terms contained therein in a way that some of my clients cannot. Sometimes I have to...

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I’m HIV Positive and Worried About Employment Discrimination

Discrimination isn’t as overt as it once was during preceding generations, but discrimination is still a rampant problem affecting those residing within the United States. Millions of Americans are discriminated against for various reasons, such as race, country of origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. Unlike other identifiers, it is difficult to shield your race or gender from the public, and we are not afforded special protections under the law simply because we are African-American or female. However, other identifiers such as an HIV-positive status does not present itself to the public the way that race and gender does. More than...

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The Sobering Reality About Substance Abuse Rehab Centers

Prescription drug companies and alcoholic beverage companies spend millions of dollars annually on researching, testing, and marketing their products. Typically, illegal drug dealers don’t spend millions (if any) money on research, testing, and marketing of their drugs. Regardless of the difference in the amounts of money spent by companies and dealers to attract consumers to purchase the products that they sell -- these companies generate significant revenue and profits year after year. Despite many warnings, consumers of these products often become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States. Drug use is...

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Telemedicine and its intersection with Mobile Health Apps and Wearable Tech

There was a time when you could receive a home visit from your primary care physician when you were feeling ill. Well those days are long gone…or are they? Much like many other aspects of our lives, the delivery of medicine has evolved throughout the years and we are now being ushered back to the days when we didn’t have to travel to our physician’s office to receive medical treatment. This time around when the nurse says “The doctor will see you now” the “visit” will be very different. The proliferation of Telemedicine has made the delivery of medical services more...

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Medical Drones takes Healthcare to New Heights

Medical drones are not commonplace in the healthcare industry, but we can expect to see their widespread use in years to come. Medical drones are one type of drone, but like other drones the possibility for healthcare entrepreneurs to turn these medical drones into a business is ripe if they can stay within the confines of applicable laws. In fact, the government is drafting various laws to protect the rights of individuals who are weary of their use. Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can track emergency mobile communications and use its GPS to navigate to the location where the incident...

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