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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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Texas DSO Registration Renewals Due January 31, 2019

The beginning of a new year in the dental community means it is time to renew your Dental Support Organization (“DSO”) registration with the Texas Secretary of State (“TXSOS”). Under Texas’s DSO registration program, all active DSO registrations expired on December 31, 2018 and must be renewed by January 31, 2019 to remain compliant. As […]

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The Fine Print Impacts Long Term Disability Coverage

ByrdAdatto is grateful to have this article contribution from guest author, Lawrence B. Keller, founder of Physician Financial Services. Larry is highly regarded by physicians throughout the United States on disability policies and other insurance related products. Because this area is outside our expertise, this article does not express the opinions of ByrdAdatto and should […]

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New Law Provides Affirmative Defense to HIPAA Liability in Data Breaches

In the age of electronic health records, online patient portals, and rapidly expanding telemedicine, there is an ever growing amount of personal and medical information available to be illegally accessed by wrongdoers with keyboards. As a result, federal and state governments and agencies have taken the “stick” approach by penalizing those who fail to protect […]

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Government Focuses on Opioid Prescription Fraud in Largest Health Care Enforcement Action in History

For over a year ByrdAdatto has been monitoring and writing about the government’s increased enforcement of healthcare fraud and abuse. Whether it is for overpayment of fees, insurance fraud, whistleblower claims, or patient fraud, an assortment of state and federal enforcement agencies, including the FBI, OIG, IRS, and state health departments, have all contributed to […]

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Brad Adatto Named a Best Lawyer in America!

ByrdAdatto would like to congratulate Brad Adatto on his selection as one of the Best Lawyers in America 2019 for his work in health care law! This is the second consecutive year he has received this recognition. Best Lawyers recognizes lawyers who have been practicing for at least 10 years in their practice area.  Candidates […]

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