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Racism Causing Concerns in the Healthcare Industry

While our society is adapting to change and becoming more open to differences, discrimination due to racial and sexual differences is still a cause for concern in the healthcare industry. Although physicians work tirelessly to treat and provide for patients of all backgrounds, the same cannot be said of patients, who have blatantly lashed out […]

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Credential Registry

Credential Engine, a non-profit organization, has launched a centralized data platform that it hopes will help all medical professionals better understand what credentials are available. The platform, Credential Registry, gathers data from multiple sources, including degrees, certificates, badges, apprenticeships, licenses, micro credentials, and PhDs. The nonprofit debuted its platform at an event attended by higher […]

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New Medical Pilot Program May Prevent Medical Kickbacks  

Medical practitioners and health care professionals that conduct business to receive propositions and payment in the form of kickbacks are violating anti-kickback laws in place at federal, state, and local levels. While partnerships with pharmaceutical companies are one of the biggest violators in compliance with physicians and hospitals, the Department of Health and Human Services […]

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What Doctors Should Know About Non-Compete Clauses

A professional should know about the complexities of non-compete clauses because they are to be read and analyzed carefully before signing. Often, physicians feel they have little leverage in their employment negotiations, especially when they do not have professional contacts. Information in an employment contract can be negotiated, and it is a professional’s responsibility to […]

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Corporate Whistleblower Center Rewards Doctors

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is a watchdog group that works to help whistleblowers make their case against organizations committing fraud and other crimes. The group recently announced a call-to-action for doctors and physician groups that included hints of million-dollar rewards for turning in Stark Law violators. The violators of interest to the Corporate Whistleblower Center […]

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Defending a Medical Malpractice Claim

Doctors train for years and strive to provide the best possible care for their patients. However, even with the best intentions and quality of care, medical malpractice claims occur. In fact, a doctor may do nothing wrong and still face a medical malpractice lawsuit. When a suit does occur, certain physicians do not know what […]

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When Doctors Should Hire a Lawyer

Treating patients is a business and like any business, there are times when the advice of a lawyer is needed. However, many physicians are unsure when they need a lawyer and what kind. A physician would be wise to retain the services of a law firm that regularly handles health care related matters. There are […]

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Disciplinary Measures in a Residency Program

As a medical resident or post-graduate fellow there is a certain code of conduct that must be followed. Disciplinary action by a residency program is a major issue. Schools require administrators to document any disciplinary action taken against residency students. These documents will stay on school records and anyone with access will find information about […]

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Insight for Newly Hired Physicians

Now more than ever, doctors are choosing to work for others instead of owning their own practice. At the same time, physician contracts are not being renewed or are being terminated more frequently. Termination is happening on both ends, with one-quarter of doctors leaving their practices within three years, according to recent data compiled by […]

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What Physicians Should Know About Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive covenants are standard practice in the medical field. The purpose of these professional agreements is to protect an employer from losing business to exiting physicians. Many new physicians must agree to sign one if they are to become employed. Enforceable in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, area physicians should know the following things about restrictive […]

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