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Covid-19 and the Increase in Telehealth – What You Need to Know

With the onset of a pandemic, acceleration of telehealth is underway, including new legislation and this is what you need to know about what is telemedicine, how to setup telehealth or telemedicine program, and the major telehealth companies: · Basic Terminology: a. Originating Site – the location where the patient is located. b. Distant Site – the location where the …

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LAMP – Healthcare Workers get Access to Free Legal Advice

Healthcare Workers and Businesses in Need of Free Legal Advice During the Pandemic Many healthcare workers and struggling businesses have legal questions, but they stay quiet just because they don’t know what to do next.  Legal Advocacy for Medical Providers Foundation (LAMP)  – Established in the midst of the 2020 Corona Virus pandemic, for purposes of providing …

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During the Pandemic, Can Healthcare Workers Refuse to Work? What if it is a occupational health and safety issue?

Can Healthcare Workers Refuse to Work, during the Pandemic? Many healthcare workers have little kids or elders they are responsible for, many have their own health compromised, but they feel compelled to go to work because they are healers. Healthcare workers are today’s soldiers against they pandemic. They are self-sacrificing, hardworking, usually over extended, and …

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A Real Alternative to Laying Off Employees

 A Real Alternative to Laying Off Employees, Try Independent Contracting? First Understand the IRS’s 20 Factor Test The pendulum from employee to independent contractor has started to swing. As Covid-19 plays out in the economy, department heads of healthcare organizations are being asked to cut their budgets. Employers are unsure of demand and how to …

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Can a Physician Contract be Terminated Early?

Dealing with employer/employee work issues can be difficult, but not dealing with them can be worse. So, can a physician terminate and employment contract, the short answer is, generally Yes if the termination is “for cause”, often the termination can be triggered and it may even be immediate. If the termination is “without cause” or “at will”, …

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What Will Telehealth Be Like After Covid-19?

What will Telehealth be like after Covid-19?  The Future of Telemedicine As a primary care physician caring for adults with developmental disabilities such as autism was my passion for years. Most of my patients were nonverbal adults who often felt overwhelmed by typical clinical or hospital settings. During their childhoods some had difficult encounters in …

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Residents Signing a Physician Employment Agreement – Part 1 of 3

As a chief resident of a primary care residency at a major county hospital in south Florida, I had often heard my attending physicians and mentors talk about legal issues related to medicine. Though well intentioned, they seemed to speak in generalities, never really providing me with real world insight into the issues I needed …

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