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How to Avoid Losing Your Medical License

By Art Kalantar |

Practicing medicine in the United States requires valid licensure from the designated state in which you choose to work. This license indicates that you meet the necessary education and training requirements needed to be a physician. This license does not come with a lifetime warranty, and therefore, it can be revoked for many different… Read More »

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How to Handle an Audit from Medicare or Other Payers

By Art Kalantar |

As a healthcare provider, learning that you are under audit by your payers can be alarming. You may wonder how the process will unfold, why it is happening, what you must do, how long it will take, how much it will cost, and what the consequences of any uncovered error may be. Both government… Read More »

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The Basics of Employment Contracts in Healthcare

By Art Kalantar |

Employment contracts are a complicated and heady affair in any industry. In the land of healthcare, there are numerous additional headaches that factor in to any employment arrangement, not the least of which is California law concerning physician employment. California is one of a few states that outright prohibits hospitals from directly employing doctors…. Read More »

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How to Terminate a Healthcare Employment Contract

By Art Kalantar |

Termination of a physician’s employment or contractor arrangement can be tricky.  Employees and contractors in the healthcare industry are protected by California employment law, and all sides must additionally adhere to the myriad state and federal healthcare regulations.  Below we provide a brief overview of some of the provisions that should be considered in… Read More »

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Healthcare Compliance Tips You Must Follow

By Art Kalantar |

Los Angeles Healthcare Lawyer Assisting California Healthcare Entities With Regulatory Compliance Healthcare professionals are subject to myriad laws and regulations creating many traps for the unwary.  Overlapping and intersecting federal and state statutes and rules, as well as guidelines and requirements from professional licensing boards, can seem overwhelming at times.  Here are a few… Read More »

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Healthcare Reimbursement Strategies

By Art Kalantar |

You and your team work hard to develop a healthy practice with healthcare practitioners whom you trust.  You want to focus on providing excellent, efficient care to your patients, build your network and your reputation, all while complying with the state and federal laws that govern the healthcare industry.  To keep the proper business… Read More »

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Raising the Effectiveness of Your Compliance Program

By Art Kalantar |

Complying with the myriad state and federal laws and regulations that govern healthcare practices can seem like an overwhelming chore. However, establishing effective compliance programs really works to the benefit of your practice. Compliance programs aim to promote the prevention of criminal conduct and enforce governmental rules and regulations without impeding quality and efficient… Read More »

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How to Avoid Unintentional Medicare Fraud

By Art Kalantar |

Charges of Medicare fraud can create serious legal headaches including massive fines, loss of healthcare licenses, and even prison time. Even mere allegations of healthcare fraud can significantly damage the professional reputation of your healthcare business. Medicare fraud (or perceived fraud) is not always intentional, however, and it can occur as a result of… Read More »

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Protect Your Healthcare Practice Against Lawsuit

By Art Kalantar |

As a medical professional, your first priority is likely to provide the best quality of care for your patients. Healthcare practices are, unfortunately, also businesses, and with business comes concerns regarding compliance with laws and regulations, dealings with contractors and other entities, and employee relations. If you are not constantly vigilant on the business… Read More »

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How to Pick the Proper Legal Structure for Your Healthcare Practice

By Art Kalantar |

When establishing any business, it is important to understand the different types of legal entities available. Healthcare is no different. Depending on the size and nature of your practice, you may want to choose one business model and legal structure over another. Choosing the best legal structure available will have long-lasting effects on your… Read More »

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