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Challenges of Private Equity-Backed Health Care

Over the last several years, private equity activity progressively made its entrance into the market of dental support and management service organizations. Now, the trend has made its way into the practice of dermatology, and the field is divided over the rise of private equity—not only in dermatology—but in other areas of medicine as well, […]

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Is Independent Practice For NP’s Coming to California?

A new bill introduced in California would allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice without the need for physician supervision. Many states have already passed laws granting NPs independent practice authority, but California, which has long been at the forefront of developing medical regulations, has thus far not followed suit. This may change with the proposed bill, […]

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Two Fraud and Abuse Anti-Kickback Settlements Shine the Spotlight on Marketing and Medical Director Agreements.

Enforcement of fraud and abuse and anti-kickback continues throughout the country with Oklahoma now the center the attention where illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC were at the center of two recent civil settlements.  These civil settlements come on the heel of criminal grand jury indictments against 3 individuals (2 physicians) in December. In […]

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123s of Medical Entrepreneurs

1, 2, 3 of Medical Entrepreneurs A recent article published by Vox, noted the growing number of physicians that are recommending their patients improve their health via CrossFit. Based on the article, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO Greg Glassman is actively recruiting physicians, through networking events, lectures, and CrossFit training courses, to open more CrossFit gyms […]

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How to Choose a Strong Trademark

  A trademark is a great marketing tool and business asset that can distinguish one’s product or service from those of the competitors in the market. However, one must exercise caution in choosing a trademark for their business as not all marks can obtain federal trademark protection from the United States Patent and Trademarks Office […]

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To Be A PLLC Or To Be a PA, That Is The Question

When Texas physicians are looking to form an entity for their practice, one of the most common questions is whether to form a professional association (“PA”) or professional limited liability company (“PLLC”). While both entities accomplish the primary entity goal of providing a strong liability shield for its owner, the corporate structural and operational differences […]

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