New Illinois Laws to Know for 2019

New Illinois Laws to Know for 2019

It’s a new year, and that means a host of new laws take effect in Illinois. We reviewed them and summarized the ones most likely to impact your healthcare practice. As the new year begins, many laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly also take effect. Over 250 new laws become effective on January 1st,...

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Medical Marijuana Laws Changing in Illinois

Medical Marijuana Laws Changing in Illinois

Illinois’ medical marijuana laws recently saw dramatic changes. Stay abreast of how the new law impacts your practice. Be sure that you’re also tuned into how you can (legally and ethically) integrate these therapies into patient care! This past summer, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a new measure that will change the way...

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What Your Attorney Didn’t Tell You about Your New Healthcare Practice

What Your Attorney Didn’t Tell You about Your New Healthcare Practice

Do you have a HIPAA plan? A corporate compliance plan? You might be surprised to learn that your new healthcare practice is not up-to-par when it comes to healthcare regulations. Here are four common healthcare startup mistakes that your startup attorney may have overlooked. Launching a new healthcare practice involves a long list of legal...

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Happy 4th from Jackson LLP!

Happy 4th from Jackson LLP!

Take a listen as they discuss the Founding Fathers' own debate over healthcare, more than 200 years ago. One group of men burned down the brand-new hospital of the day to protest their lack of access to healthcare as smallpox raged through their communities. It even makes today's political feud seem...

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How to Manage Medicaid Patient No-Shows

How to Manage Medicaid Patient No-Shows

Because Medicaid patients typically have lower incomes (as compared to privately-insured patients), they face more hurdles to obtaining care.  Transportation costs to get to-and-from medical appointments, unpaid time off of work, and childcare can be cost-prohibitive and make it impossible to make their...

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How to Change the Language You Use to Discuss Your Patients, and Why It Matters

How to Change the Language You Use to Discuss Your Patients, and Why It Matters

You have been retained to help the patient, not to investigate her.  By using accusatory language, even in your personal notes, you reinforce an anti-helpful dynamic that is far from a partnership.  If your goal is to build a relationship with your patient, then speak with her in plain language, document your notes using non-judgmental words, and trust...

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How to Build Relationships with Patients: Lessons from bulldog lawyers, prostitutes, and even patients!

How to Build Relationships with Patients: Lessons from bulldog lawyers, prostitutes, and even patients!

Why did we need to move from physician-driven healthcare into patient-focused care?  Or from attorney-run cases to client-centered lawyering?  Why are we so blind to the importance of building actual relationships with those we...

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