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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By: Thomas Law Group On: July 13, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Data breaches are becoming a common theme in news headlines. In May 2014, a network server accessible online was deactivated exposing the protected health information (PHI) of 6,800 patients resulting in New York-Presbyterian Hospital paying a $4.8 million HIPAA fine. In June 2014, medical records of 8,000 patients were...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: January 10, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Collection on delinquent patient accounts is an unavoidable and often burdensome task in dental practice management. Many practices are seeing an increase in delinquent accounts receivable, which consume valuable resources including staff and time. Some practices may attempt to collect past due amounts internally, while others may outsource this...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: June 21, 2016 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

In September 2013, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) final rule was implemented, which modified the standard by which dentists and other covered entities must notify patients following a breach. A breach is defined as the acquisition, access, use, or disclosure of protected health information (PHI). PHI includes...

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