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The Most Savvy Business Law Lawyer in Florida Devotes 100% to Your Case

September 15th, 2020 by

Business Law Lawyer in FloridaContact Florida Healthcare Law Firm to secure the most knowledgeable business law lawyer in Florida who will focus solely on the needs of your medical practice or facility.

It takes a myriad of skills to become a savvy business law lawyer in Florida, but at or near the top of the list of requisite traits is understanding. The team at Florida Healthcare Law Firm has this keen knowledge of the medical field and what matters most to the doctors and hospitals that depend on us for their legal protection. We are not simply dotting each ‘i’ and crossing each ‘t’ in every legal contract. We do much more. We become your partner and an active member of your team to ensure that while you are busy focusing on treating your patients, we are making sure that your newly hired colleague adheres to his or her obligations before moving away suddenly or the Medicare ZPIC audit issue to you is legitimate or the off-hours x-ray film readings you are doing are being compensated. Our attorneys are laser focused on how state rules and regulations can impact our everyday practice. We work solely with healthcare providers and continue to use creativity to ensure that your practice doesn’t just maintain status quo…it will grow.

Other hallmarks of a savvy team of attorneys is their professional listings, testimonials and accolades. Florida Healthcare Law Firm has been recognized in prestigious journals and listings such as ‘Legal Elite,’ ‘Modern Healthcare,’ ‘Super Lawyers,’ ‘Best Lawyers’ (the world’s premier guide) and ‘AV Preeminent’ (the highest ranking in a peer-related professional listing). Countless testimonials from practitioners ranging from surgeons to radiologists and anesthesia groups praise our dedication to each client. With 24/7 service, compassion, humility, transparency, accountability, passion and remarkable value, we provide cost-effective legal guidance that exceeds your expectations. When it comes to business law, our firm speaks your medical language and understands your financial challenges. Every lawyer assigned to your case stays abreast of the ever-changing regulations driven by the State of Florida. From pay or issues to telemedicine, operations, acupuncture, pharmacy, dental, medical devices and technology, we stand beside you. Count on Florida Healthcare Law Firm’s savvy and longstanding expertise to partner with you every step of the way.

The Debate Over Physician Owned Hospitals

June 8th, 2020 by

florida healthcare law firm physician owned hospitalsBy: Dave Davidson

The debate over the pro’s and con’s of physician-owned hospitals has been raging for decades. Physician-owners say their hospitals are more patient-focused, provide higher quality care, obtain better outcomes and therefore receive higher patient satisfaction scores. They also point out their convenience and efficiency.

Opponents argue that physician-ownership leads to overutilization and cherry-picking of only the best patients. The less-desirable patients (both clinically and financially) are then left to be taken care of by the community hospitals. For those reasons, both the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals remain strongly opposed to physician-owned hospitals.

Federally, the Stark Law includes an exception which allows a physician to refer patients to a hospital in which the physician has an ownership interest, so long as the ownership interest is in the entire hospital, and not just a subdivision of the hospital. However, in 2010, the federal government weighed in again on the issue, and passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which includes provisions which (i) restrict physician referrals to hospitals in which they hold an ownership interest; (ii) restrict any increases in physician-ownership of a hospital; and (iii) restrict expansion of physician-owned hospital facilities. CMS has granted exceptions to these restrictions, but those have been limited to rural hospitals and high Medicaid hospitals, and attempts to amend the law have failed. read more