By: Thomas Law Group On: October 24, 2019 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Don’t panic! Many dental practitioners are under the impression that they must stop what they are doing and meet with an investigator that shows up at the practice unannounced.  While certainly the dental board would like you to accommodate their unexpected arrival, it is not expected or required!  You...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: October 09, 2018 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Violations of the Heath Insurance and Portability and Affordability Act (“HIPAA”) may occur unknowingly for a practice owner. While most health care practices are now very accustomed to protecting the patient records and providing the required privacy notices to their patients, there are other actions that may be taken...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: January 25, 2018 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

The ever-changing environment of health care reform has resulted in insurance plans with sizable deductibles and copayments, which may create patient billing and collection issues. The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) applies to any business that regularly extends credit to consumers for personal, family, or household purposes. This definition...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: September 18, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

In light of the opioid crisis effecting much of Ohio, Governor John Kasich has recently signed into law a change in the rules in how prescribing painkillers will be done. Doctors, dentists, and other health professionals will be able to prescribe only up to seven days of painkillers for...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: August 30, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Many dentists have the misconception that they are not mandatory reporters since they are not physicians and think they are unlikely to see signs of physical abuse but dentists, similar to other professionals, are mandated to report certain types of abuse that a dentist may become aware of or...

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