In June, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that a medical management company (MPI) violated the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), False Claims Act, and Illinois False Claims Act.
As the Covid-19 (And variants) concerns continue, more employers are asking job applicants about their COVID-19 vaccination status in order to protect employees and customers. Employers must know their legal limits before an interview is conducted.
Patients can file dental board complaints for reasons which are spurious or even sinister. How do you lessen the likelihood of such complaints? As Stuart Oberman explains in this episode of Dental Law Radio, there are some basic “know your patient” and patient experience practices you can implement to lessen the livelihood of these complaints, and if they are filed, mitigate their risk to your practice.
The deadline to apply for Phase 4 funding under the Provider Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan is October 26, 2021. If these funds are properly utilized, they will not need to be repaid. The HHS administered funds are available to practices that experienced lost revenues and/or increased operating expenses between July 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, compared to the prior year.
As 2021 comes to a close, employers should be reviewing their internal HR matters on an annual basis, including employee manuals (if they have one), as well as other internal policies and procedures. An employee manual is no longer an option, but an absolute necessity.