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Is your practice accessible to those with speech & hearing impairments?

Is your practice accessible to those with speech & hearing impairments?

Healthcare practices are considered public accommodations – meaning that disabled individuals must be given equal opportunities to utilize your services as people without disabilities. To serve those with speech or hearing impairments, practices should have auxiliary services or devices available for use by their visitors and patients. Read on to learn about the legal requirements...

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Informed Consent Liability & Lawsuits: 3 Ways to Get Sued

Informed Consent Liability & Lawsuits: 3 Ways to Get Sued

The doctrine of informed consent requires healthcare providers to inform patients of the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a proposed treatment. Legally, patients must have firsthand knowledge of their treatment options and the likely consequences of those choices, which allows them to make more informed choices. Patients are afforded the right to refuse proposed treatments...

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Legal Risks of Sharing Patient Photos in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Legal Risks of Sharing Patient Photos in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Testimonials from real patients are some of the most compelling marketing tools available. For that reason, and because of the ubiquity with which potential patients ask about your results, it is common for your success stories to adorn your dermatology or cosmetic surgery practice’s website. Powerful before-and-after photos of a dermatological or aesthetic transformation build...

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How Your Medi-Spa May Be Inadvertently Violating Stark Law

How Your Medi-Spa May Be Inadvertently Violating Stark Law

An essential legal concern while operating, or first establishing, medical spas or integrative medicine facilities entails anti-kickbacks, self-referring clients, and fee-sharing with outside parties. Laws forbidding ill-gotten financial gains by physicians and physical therapists can be easily violated without willful intent. Section 1877 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn), also known as...

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Jackson LLP’s start-up story featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine

Jackson LLP’s start-up story featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine

This week, partner Erin Jackson was featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine, where she discussed Jackson LLP’s start-up story.  My journey into health law has been a very personal one; my husband and I founded our firm after I spent nearly a decade battling chronic pelvic pain. When I was sick, we continuously felt that the...

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Mouth Open, Lips Sealed: 5 Five HIPAA Tips for Dentists

Mouth Open, Lips Sealed: 5 Five HIPAA Tips for Dentists

If you are a dentist, you already understand the importance of HIPAA’s mandate that you safely store and protect your patients’ personal health information (PHI). While the main goal of HIPAA is to keep patients’ private information secure, it is equally important to take proactive steps to prevent potential breaches of data and unauthorized access...

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You’ve Been Served: A Mental Health Provider’s Guide to Records Requests

You’ve Been Served: A Mental Health Provider’s Guide to Records Requests

Mental health providers engage with highly confidential health information on a daily basis. From our experience, psychiatrists and therapists also tend to be sensitive to the information in their patient records and very HIPAA-literate.  For these reasons, a police request or court order for patient records can be stressful and confusing. Who has the right...

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The Takeaway From CMS 2019 Proposed Physician Payment Rule

The Takeaway From CMS 2019 Proposed Physician Payment Rule

On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued its annual proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019. Several key changes are included in this proposal, the most exciting of which is a requirement that physicians are paid for their time when they contact Medicare beneficiaries via telephone or other telecommunications channels...

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Overwhelmed with employees’ vacation requests? Erin Jackson shares tips with NCR Silver.

Overwhelmed with employees’ vacation requests? Erin Jackson shares tips with NCR Silver.

The first vacation request passed across your desk months ago. Then another… and another… And a last-minute request for a child’s out-of-state summer sports event, or a college tour, or just some special family time. As a business owner, how can you manage your employees’ needs to take time away from the office while balancing...

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