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Understanding the Stark Law

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

One of the many laws that are designed to protect consumers from healthcare fraud and abuse is known as the Stark Law. Originally entered into law in 1990 and amended in 1993, the Stark Law is named after the congressman who championed it, Pete Stark. Understanding this law is important for those operating a dental or medical service. In this post, we'll tell you what the Stark Law is and how it affects your practice so you can remain in compliance.

 

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Posted on 06/17/2020 at 10:00 AM

How to Ensure Remote Employees are Not Violating HIPAA

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

We are going through unprecedented times with the current COVID-19 pandemic and many dental practices have been forced to resort to working remotely as an option to keep their practices financially sustainable and, most importantly, to keep their patients and team members at home and practicing good social distancing to combat the spread of the virus.

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Posted on 04/23/2020 at 03:04 PM

Covid-19 Resources for Employers

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

We know you’ve been exposed to a great amount of information about the COVID-19 crisis and what it means for your practice. In order to better serve you, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you make sense of all the information available. Continue to visit this page for more updates and resources!   

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Posted on 03/25/2020 at 04:56 PM

5 Things to Consider When Selling a Dental Practice to a DSO

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

A dental support organization (DSO) can be a big help in taking some of the stress out of your day-to-day practice. These organizations will purchase your practice and then handle all of the non-clinical aspects of running the business for you. As you can imagine, selling to a DSO involves giving up a large amount of control. In this post, we'll take a look at what you will be getting and what you will be giving up should you choose to sell your practice to a DSO.

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Posted on 03/18/2020 at 10:00 AM

Reasons to Hire a Dental Attorney

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Although there is a common misconception that attorneys are only needed for drafting complex legal documents and litigating disputes, the reality is that the insight and guidance of an experienced attorney can be more important to your dental practice than you think. The right legal advice can lay a solid foundation for every aspect of your practice's success, from keeping your employees happy to increasing your overall profitability.

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Posted on 03/11/2020 at 10:42 AM

The Importance of Annual Meeting Minutes for Dental Corporations and LLCs

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Like most dental practices, the benefits of operating as a corporation stand out clearly, with tax savings and liability protection as two of the many reasons dentists form those entities. Even though most practitioners working as a corporation are also appointed president, they consider themselves dentists not presidents of a corporation. Nonetheless, as any qualified and experienced dental attorney would tell you, it is crucial that the practice function as any other normal corporation would and abide by the rules and regulations as they apply to such entities.

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Posted on 02/12/2020 at 10:11 AM

How to Ensure the Partnership You Want Becomes the Partnership You Need

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Entering into a business partnership is a weighty decision that should not be taken lightly, nor executed without guidance for your protection. Much like choosing roommates, it can be risky to mix friendships or even family with a business arrangement – particularly if you don’t have the benefit of a knowledgeable professional to help you navigate the partnership agreement.

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Posted on 02/05/2020 at 10:51 AM

Due Diligence When Purchasing a Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

When buying a dental practice, due diligence is the process of evaluating the significant items related to the practice. This means conducting a deep investigation into the financial, legal, and operational aspects of the practice so that there will be no undesirable surprises should the potential purchaser decide to buy.

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Posted on 01/22/2020 at 11:03 AM

Commercial Real Estate: Understanding the Right of First Refusal and Option to Purchase

By Giselle Rodriguez, Attorney-at-Law

In today’s market, real estate is a valuable asset, especially in California. Owning the building where one’s practice is located can be a great financial investment. In today’s market however, it is difficult to acquire real estate in a good location, at an affordable price.

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Posted on 12/18/2019 at 11:00 AM

6 Tips on What to Do Upon Receiving a Demand Letter

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Have you ever received a letter from a dental insurance company, dental board or a disgruntled employee asking for something or asking you to respond? Did you know what to do? These letters can be intimidating and can create fear of litigation.

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Posted on 11/20/2019 at 10:47 AM

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