Blog

Intellectual Property Attorney In Florida

by admin on May 3, 2019 1 comment

Intellectual property law in Florida is something every medical business needs to be aware of, especially as they look to create new products, services and features that benefit their clients. Imagine if you are able to create something that is affordable, reliable and greatly benefits your clients? Wouldn’t you want time to develop this idea, see how it works and then market it without any concern of someone taking the idea from you? That’s why you need to work with an experienced intellectual property attorney in Florida, to make sure that your interests and the amazing things you are doing, are protected and given a chance to grow and develop.

One of the things we also advise against is trying to find free information about intellectual property law online. The reason is because so many sites offer information about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other laws and people try to get as many details as they can without the help of an attorney. The problem is that you cannot be positive that the information you are getting from these sites was written by someone with real knowledge in this area, let alone a lawyer. It could be speculative information, something that doesn’t apply to you, outdated facts or something that’s completely false.

The Florida Healthcare Law Firm is the ideal place to go if you have any questions about intellectual property law because our team of attorneys have years of experience in this field and know what your rights are, what you can do to protect yourself and more. If you are not sure how to get started, take some time to browse our website. We offer you free information directly on our site in the form of blogs and webinars, hosted by our own lawyers. If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our team members.

read more
adminIntellectual Property Attorney In Florida

Selling A Healthcare Business In Florida

by admin on May 3, 2019 No comments

Florida estate tax planningIf you are interested in selling a healthcare business and you are trying to find information on what needs to be done, such as Florida estate tax planning, transferring of records and so forth, we highly recommend that you contact an attorney immediately. If you are trying to get information online about this process, chances are you will not find anything that will benefit you. The reason is because these blogs and forums are more opinion than fact. Furthermore, there is no way of knowing for sure that the information you find online is going to be from a reliable source unless it’s actually published by an attorney. Does the information you find for free come from a reliable source, is it accurate, is it current based on the rules and regulations we must follow today, and does it even apply to your industry?

This is why you need to speak with an attorney if you are selling a healthcare business to ensure that you are getting the facts about the process and how to move forward. Whether or not you have experience in this area, you still need the guidance of a lawyer. Rules may have changed, and certain protocol needs to be followed, especially when it comes to Florida estate tax planning and the transferring of important information. Remember, you are transferring medical information and personal information of clients. That means certain protocol must be followed to the letter.

The Florida Healthcare Law Firm knows exactly what is needed as far as selling a healthcare business or following all Florida estate tax planning regulations. If you’re looking for information about this business and how it can benefit your team, we recommend that you contact us today or visit our site to sign up for our free monthly webinar. All webinars and blogs are created by experienced attorneys on our team to ensure that the information provided is accurate and current.

read more
adminSelling A Healthcare Business In Florida

Litigation Lawyer In Florida

by admin on May 2, 2019 No comments

litigation lawyer in FloridaIf you need a litigation lawyer in Florida because of issues with a service you are offering patients, then we highly recommend that you contact an experienced attorney immediately. It can be tempting to try to find some information online about what to expect, what your legal options are, how to move forward and so forth. However, the common mistake is that people rely on this information too much. For example, if you are reading something about a telehealth investigation, you have no way of knowing if the information is accurate, if it’s something that applies to you or even follows the guidelines of your state and industry.

You must hire a litigation lawyer in Florida to avoid a telehealth investigation to ensure that your business is doing things the right way and that you move forward in compliance with all rules and regulations. Even if you are confident that you’ve done things correctly and this is just a formality, you want to have the guidance of an attorney who is up-to-date on new rules, regulations and policies. Because this is such a new service, there will be new rules added that will protect patient’s rights, information and more. Medical professionals understand this but still need advisement to ensure things are on point.

The Florida Healthcare Law Firm keeps up with the latest regulations in this area and will provide you with a top litigation lawyer in Florida to cover a variety of topics including telehealth investigation. We invite you to sign up for our free monthly webinar and read our blogs which cover a variety of these important topics. If you still need further assistance feel free to contact us today to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney. Never rely on information you randomly find online, speak with an attorney and know the facts about your situation.

Around a million lawsuits are filed every year against different healthcare practices. To mitigate this threat, hiring a litigation lawyer in Florida is a must. By hiring legal expertise, you can ensure that your company is compliant state and federal laws.

A litigation lawyer represents you in court on behalf of the business. So hiring the right legal face for your company must be your prime focus. The Florida Healthcare Law Firm lawyers hold a combined experience of about 150 years representing healthcare businesses and medical professionals. The experts at our law firm offer transparency, integrity and complete accountability. You can even avail a free consultation to assist you in making an informed decision.

The litigation lawyer in Florida can help you prevent various issues and legal difficulties that may arise in the near future. As a healthcare company, you need be thorough with Federal and Florida business law.

The most important reason for hiring a litigation lawyer in Florida is to avoid a diversion of your business objectives. Waiting till the time you fall in trouble with lawsuits, might cost you a lot. The adverse outcomes of the lawsuits can even hurt the goodwill of your company, whereas taking a precautionary measure will lessen this risk.

To know more, contact us @ https://www.floridahealthcarelawfirm.com/

read more
adminLitigation Lawyer In Florida

Commission Based Marketing Compensation In Florida

by admin on May 2, 2019 1 comment

commission based marketing compensation Florida

One of the reasons for such an interest in commission based marketing compensation in Florida is because of the influx of new opportunities including DMEPOS, telehealth, medical marijuana, CBD and other options. Telehealth, for example, gives doctors a unique opportunity to showcase a new service to people around the country. After normal business hours, patients who need fast medical advice can call or video conference a medical professional and get a consultation and perhaps even a prescription filled out to a local pharmacy. This is a big service that can lead to new revenue for medical businesses. However, certain rules have to be followed when it comes to marketing it.

Commission based marketing compensation in Florida is something that needs to be discussed with an experienced attorney. There are so many networks to market on including social media sites like Facebook, Google, sending emails, running ads on thousands of other sites and more. Each of these sites have their own rules and regulations on what you can say, what you can market and who you can target with certain ads. Along with that, there are rules that must be followed as a business as far as what can be said or promised and how you can refer a business or service to your patients.

The Florida Healthcare Law Firm is happy to provide you with all the information you need for commission based marketing compensation in Florida. For years, our attorneys have helped businesses learn exciting and aggressive ways to expand and bring in new revenue, while still doing everything by the book. If you are curious what your options are and how you can market a new product, service or business, please feel free to visit our site. We offer a free monthly blog and webinar that covers a variety of topics and you can contact one of our lawyers at any time to get more information.

read more
adminCommission Based Marketing Compensation In Florida

Providing Medical Services in a Real Estate Wellness Utopia: Part I

by admin on April 23, 2019 No comments

real estate wellnessBy: Amanda Bhikhari

In 2018, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) released its report “Build Well to Live Well” on the global and regional wellness lifestyle real estate and communities market. The report highlighted various emerging real estate wellness living concepts that will drive future development, and create a surge in the $134 Billion dollar industry, expected through 2022, to reach $180 billion.

The lines between home, work and leisure are less defined. Your neighbor can be your patient, your coach or your nutritionist. The millennial generation and others are focused on living where their needs for healthy and long life are considered. Many people are willing to pay out of pocket for services that contribute to their health and wellness. Medical industry groups and health services will have to catalyze in order to build these wellness communities. These communities will be created by combining medical industry companies and research organizations, high quality hospitals and health services for consumers, and holistically designed wellness focused homes and neighborhoods.

read more
adminProviding Medical Services in a Real Estate Wellness Utopia: Part I

DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Basics: The 5 W’s

by admin on April 10, 2019 1 comment

competitive biddingBy: Michael Silverman

WHO (does it impact)?

Any Medicare enrolled DMEPOS supplier that desires to service a Medicare Part B beneficiary with any medical equipment or device that is included in Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program.

WHAT (is competitive bidding and what DMEPOS supplies are covered)?

In a nutshell, it’s essentially this: if a DMEPOS supplier wants to service a Medicare Part B patient with any of the following medical supplies covered by Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program, such supplier must submit and win a ‘bid’ to provide such item in each and every geographic region covered by the Competitive Bidding Program in which they wish to be able to service beneficiaries within.

read more
adminDMEPOS Competitive Bidding Basics: The 5 W’s

$1.2B Health Care Fraud Schemes Involving Telemedicine and Durable Medical Equipment Marketing Executives

by admin on April 9, 2019 No comments

Via justice.gov – One of the largest health care fraud schemes investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and prosecuted by the Department of Justice resulted in charges against 24 defendants, including the CEOs, COOs and others associated with five telemedicine companies, the owners of dozens of durable medical equipment (DME) companies and three licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving more than $1.2 billion in loss, as well as the execution of over 80 search warrants in 17 federal districts.  In addition, the Center for Medicare Services, Center for Program Integrity (CMS/CPI) announced today that it took adverse administrative action against 130 DME companies that had submitted over $1.7 billion in claims and were paid over $900 million. Read on…

read more
admin$1.2B Health Care Fraud Schemes Involving Telemedicine and Durable Medical Equipment Marketing Executives

Thinking About Selling a Medical Practice? How to Prepare your Business

by admin on April 8, 2019 No comments

selling a practiceBy: Jackie Bain

Thinking about selling a medical practice? Here are some steps for preparing your business in advance of a transaction.

  1. Visit your financial planner.

Be sure that you can afford to leave the business, if you are retiring. Most times, buyers will require a comprehensive non-compete and you should be absolutely certain that you are financially prepared to retire or sell before you sign that restrictive covenant.

  1. Visit your accountant.

Get your financial history in order. Review and re-review your tax returns and profit statements for the past three years to ensure that the business is appropriately reflected in those records. Take the time to clean up any “creative” bookkeeping so that the buyer is given a complete and accurate picture of the business they are buying into. You are likely going to have to make a representation that your financial disclosures are true, so take the time to get comfortable with that representation early on.

read more
adminThinking About Selling a Medical Practice? How to Prepare your Business

DMEPOS Round 2021 Competitive Bidding: Potential Pitfalls

by admin on March 27, 2019 No comments

2021 competitive biddingBy: Matt Fischer

With the 2021 competitive bidding round on the horizon for durable medical equipment (DME) providers, both those that are established as well as those fairly new to the industry must take note of the potential pitfalls that may be encountered when competing to become a Medicare contract supplier.

The durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program was first established by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.  Under this program, DMEPOS suppliers submit bids (i.e. applications) and compete to furnish specific items in competitive bidding areas commonly referred to as CBAs.  Additionally, suppliers are not just bidding for the rights to a particular CBA but also for a single payment amount that will replace the current Medicare fee schedule payment.  The payment will be determined by using the bids submitted.  As of December 31, 2018, all contacts have expired.  As a result, there is currently a temporary gap period.  The upcoming bidding process is loaded with requirements.  Therefore, compliance with each requirement is crucial.  Here are a few pitfalls to watch out for: 

read more
adminDMEPOS Round 2021 Competitive Bidding: Potential Pitfalls

Law Enforcement Referrals by UPICs

by admin on March 26, 2019 No comments

UPIC investigatorBy: Matt Fischer

CMS contractors such as Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs) are tasked with ensuring that Medicare pays the right amount for covered services by legitimate providers.  Specifically, a UPIC’s main goal is to identify cases of suspected fraud, waste and abuse, and additionally, to take immediate administrative action to protect federal program funds.  Within its administrative action toolkit, apart from the common pre- or post-payment reviews and payment suspensions, UPICs have the ability to refer cases of potential fraud to law enforcement agencies.

read more
adminLaw Enforcement Referrals by UPICs