Congratulations Michael and Brad for Being Recognized by D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas

Michael S. Byrd and Bradford E. Adatto were selected to the D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2020. Michael has previously been named to the Best Lawyers in Dallas list in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019; Brad has been named to the list in 2016, 2018, and 2019. Michael and Brad were […]

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Update: California Temporarily Amends NP Supervision Requirements to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

In March 2019, ByrdAdatto wrote an article entitled, “Is Independent Practice For NP’s Coming to California?” which discussed the most recent bill introduced in California that, if passed, would allow nurse practitioners (“NPs”) to practice without the need for physician supervision. You can review the text of House Bill 890 (“Bill”) in full here.   […]

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Alert: COVID-19 Tips by ByrdAdatto (Episode 36- Update on Reopening of Medical Spas in Texas with Alex Thiersch)

In this episode, Brad Adatto and Michael Byrd are joined by Alex Thiersch, the CEO and founder the American Med Spa Association, to discuss how Med Spas are re-opening in Texas and the overall impact it will have on the industry. At ByrdAdatto we are working hard to ensure our clients are well equipped and […]

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Not So Fast – Covering Yourself Up with Stark Blanket Waivers

On March 30, 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services issued 18 “Blanket Waivers” protecting specifically described arrangements from sanctions under the federal physician self-referral prohibition (“Stark”) during the COVID-19 national emergency. For an arrangement to take advantage of a Blanket Waiver: (1) the remuneration must be direct (i.e., between entity and physician/physician organization/immediate […]

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Get It In Writing – Physician Employment Agreements

Contracts matter. While the cinematic version of a napkin-negotiated salary ends in a handshake, the reality is that a signature on a legally binding document offers a happier finale. As we transition out of shelter-in-place and prepare to resume our pre-pandemic lives, we explore here the basic principles for a physician employment agreement.  The purpose […]

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Alert: COVID-19 Tips by ByrdAdatto (Episode 33 – Botox Party for One)

In this episode, ByrdAdatto discusses concerns of using telemedicine incorrectly. During this crisis, businesses and health care facilities have developed creative ways to continue helping their clients and patients. However, caution should be exercised when creativity extends past compliance boundaries. Attorneys Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto share instances where using telemedicine for procedures such as […]

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