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TrumpCare and You

TrumpCare and You: How the New Administration’s Healthcare Policy May Affect Your Practice

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and much of the second term of the Obama administration, the Republican stance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was “repeal and replace”. After the surprise upset victory by Donald Trump, Republicans are seemingly now the dog that caught the car. Which leaves Americans, and potentially more importantly, physicians wondering what happens next.

HIPAA Violations: What are the Risks?

The federal health care privacy statute or HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) is no longer a new acronym - either in the medical profession or in general society. Like Medicare, ObamaCare and other contemporary healthcare developments it is familiar to most citizens. And most healthcare professionals have at least a passing knowledge of the basic requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Social Media - A Brief Legal Framework

Social Media: A Brief Legal Framework

Social media is ubiquitous in contemporary American culture. Given that fact, the question that this article addresses is what utility, if any, social media has for your medical practice? And, if potentially useful, how can social media be used without causing unintended legal consequences?