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Medical Corporation in California: What Are the benefits?

By Art Kalantar |

Many physicians looking to build a new practice are concerned first and foremost with the practice itself–finding a location, an office space, a roster of patients, providing effective service, etc. The legal structure of the practice, however, can be just as integral to its success. Below, we discuss some of the advantages of forming… Read More »

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Hospital Hiring and Firing – How to Not Get Sued

By Art Kalantar |

On top of local, state, and federal regulations controlling every aspect of a medical practice, hospitals must also remain vigilant with regard to employment law concerns. Like any other employer, hospitals that terminate employees must take care to avoid any whistleblower, retaliation, or discrimination claims, in addition to adhering to regulations that apply specifically… Read More »

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Tips When Selling Your Medical Practice

By Art Kalantar |

Mergers and acquisitions are complex procedures at the best of times. As a healthcare professional, you are likely more focused on your practice and your patients than the legal minutiae. When you decide to sell your practice, you have to dive deep into the business and legal side of things, while still keeping in… Read More »

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What is Sales and Use Tax? What California hospitals should know

By Art Kalantar |

California’s sales tax applies generally to the sale of any merchandise in the state. The use tax applies to the use, storage, or consumption of those same goods in the state, and is paid to the CA Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). Any retailer of tangible goods is subject to California’s sales… Read More »

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How to Prepare for a DEA Surprise Audit

By Art Kalantar |

Finding yourself under audit by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is a jarring and harrowing prospect for anyone. Businesses or practices that involve prescribing, dispensing, or administering controlled substance medications must all register with the DEA. The DEA may audit or inspect any entity under its purview, regardless of whether it has grounds… Read More »

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How to Form a Professional Corporation for Medical Entities

By Art Kalantar |

California has special laws and regulations that concern the formation of medical corporations. Forming a medical company requires proper knowledge of the interaction between health care law and corporate law, and there are many pitfalls for the unwary. Read on to learn about forming a professional corporation for a healthcare entity, and speak with… Read More »

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What Laws Regulate the Healthcare Industry?

By Art Kalantar |

Healthcare professionals face more regulation than just about every other industry in the United States. They are subject to inspection, review, reporting requirements, and enforcement actions by an alphabet soup of state and federal agencies, and they must follow myriad local, state, and federal regulations. Below we discuss some of the more important laws… Read More »

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The California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act – How Does it Affect Providers?

By Art Kalantar |

Historically, false claims regarding healthcare services were brought primarily under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) and the California False Claims Act (CFCA). Recently, there has been an unexpected expansion of claims brought against healthcare providers under California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act (IFPA). Read on to learn how the IFPA affects your healthcare practice,… Read More »

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Best Practices for Healthcare Mergers & Acquisition

By Art Kalantar |

If your hospital or other medical practice is looking to expand and acquire another practice, there are some steps to take and pitfalls to avoid in order to keep on the right side of regulations and maximize efficiency. Below are a few tips from the healthcare mergers & acquisitions attorney at the Law Offices… Read More »

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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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