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Services for Clinicians
Bush Health Law PLLC provides legal counsel to healthcare practitioners throughout Florida. Among our clients are medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, and laboratory professionals. We serve all licensed members of the healthcare community whose goal it is to provide innovative, quality care.
Reimbursement and rate negotiation
Clinicians who accept payments from health insurers find that those relationships can be an essential part of practice. Even after appeals, disputes may arise as to what services should be reimbursed and at what rates.
Non-compete clauses are a major part of employment and shareholder agreements for clinicians. They are also probably the most frequent source of lawsuits when clinicians leave a former practice. Understanding the particulars of what a non-compete agreement provides and whether it is enforceable can have major implications for clinicians’ professional and personal lives. Read more here.
Administrative, regulatory, licensing matters
Receiving an administrative complaint or notice of administrative action from a licensing body can be a daunting prospect for any licensed professional. When questions concern applications for licensure, maintaining or defending your professional license, Bush Health Law can provide insight, guidance and representation at any stage.
Professional malpractice defense
Facing the prospect of a lawsuit involving care is one of the most difficult professional experiences a physician can face. An experienced litigator goes beyond preparing witnesses, motions, and arguments before the court, but also understands the impact such cases can have beyond the courtroom.
Contract and business disputes
Whether fresh out of residency or making a lateral career move, licensed clinicians should always understand employment or shareholder agreements before signing–your career may depend on it. Although reading and understanding the entire agreement is crucial, a few items warrant special attention before putting the proverbial pen to paper. Read more here.
False Claims Act, Stark, and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance
For provides who accept Medicare and Medicaid payments, complying with federal and state fraud, waste, and abuse regulations is a major part of business. In 2018, the U.S. Justice Department recovered $2.8 billionin civil cases involving fraud and false claims submitted to the Federal government. Of that figure, $2.5 billion (89%) represented recoveries in the healthcare sector. Bush Health Law offers counsel in development and modernization of compliance programs and defends enforcement actions. Read more here.
Insurance coverage assessment
For clinicians, malpractice insurance can be a vital protection for clinical practice. Data breach insurance, as a relatively new product in the insurance marketplace, can be custom tailored in may ways to suit an organization, its size, and the types of data it handles. General liability policies protect not only injuries within a building, but can cover a whole range of eventualities. Assessment of the right level and types of coverage is an important part of any healthcare business.
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Bush Health Law PLLC is law firm that offers legal counsel to clinicians, researchers, and organizations to support the mission of quality, innovative healthcare. With offices in Gainesville, Florida, the firm serves healthcare clients throughout Florida, including Gainesville, Alachua, Jacksonville, Ocala, Lake City, Tallahassee, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Lakeland. Copyright © 2019 Bush Health Law PLLC. All rights reserved.