What Orthodontists Need to Know About Illegal Referrals, Kickbacks, and Fee-Splitting Schemes

What Orthodontists Need to Know About Illegal Referrals, Kickbacks, and Fee-Splitting Schemes

To ensure legal compliance, orthodontists, like other healthcare professionals, should maintain a basic awareness of how these healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse laws may impact their practice. To this end, we summarize below the Stark Law, AKS, and related state laws, with an emphasis where applicable on Illinois law. Brace yourself for this number: Of...

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Considerations for Dental Partnership Agreements

Considerations for Dental Partnership Agreements

Dentists can structure their practices using a variety of different legal entity forms. Is one of the most common arrangements, a partnership, right for your practice? Here’s what you should know if a partnership agreement will govern your practice’s ownership and management. In today’s dental marketplace, many dentists opt to partner with one or more...

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

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

Keep your dental practice HIPAA compliant by enacting policies that protect your patients’ information against data breaches. 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,...

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