Category Archives: Physicians

To Record or Not to Record: Should Visits Be Taped?

A patient walks into a physician’s exam room with an ever present smartphone or another digital device. The patient is especially concerned for the information that could be discussed during this visit and wants to be sure that they can … Continue reading

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Rocket Pace, But To Where?

Not a day goes by (or many posts on The Pulse Blog) without a discussion of the rapid increase in data breaches impacting the healthcare industry. Information and statistics in this regard are inescapable. For instance, the so-called “Wall of … Continue reading

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Concerns for Preferred Provider Agreements

Advisory Opinion 15-04 issued by the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) on March 25, 2015 offers some warnings when entering into preferred provider agreements. ┬áThe new Advisory Opinion arose in the context of laboratory services, but the principles discussed … Continue reading

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