Medical Office Start-Ups

Medical Office Start-Ups Starting your own medical office can be a seamless and efficient process when you are properly prepared and take advantage of the wisdom collected among healthcare professionals who lay out the framework and practice management checklists. Consulting with Healthcare Professional Consultants The responsible and ethical healthcare professional maintains a team of support […]

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DOJ investigating, prosecuting opioid prescribers

  DOJ investigating, prosecuting opioid prescribers Today’s DOJ and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are investigating and prosecuting physicians and pharmacies over-prescribing opioids using surprise federal takedowns in a way that makes the 1980s “war on drugs” look like a light prequel. Federal prosecutors assigned to “opioid hot spot districts” for the purpose of investigating […]

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Medical mistakes: Physician liability & discipline

  Medical mistakes: Physician liability & discipline Medical mistakes, according to popular news sources, may be the third largest leading of death in the U.S. Why are medical errors so prevalent? Is there a culture among physicians in which errors are covered up or not questioned? In a new Fox television series, “The Resident,” a […]

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Medical license renewal and child support

  Medical license renewal and child support Medical license renewal and child support are tied to one another in Illinois. If you are delinquent on child support your medical license renewal can be refused and withheld. While some individuals are months or years behind in child support, a licensed physician may not be more than […]

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Home Health Agencies: Physician Liability and Licensing Issues

Home Health Agencies: Physician Liability and Licensing Issues The increasing popularity and flexibility of home health agencies is making life better for many patients, and for physicians there are special laws and regulations of which to be aware in protecting against license and discipline liability. The rules at the hospital may not apply in home […]

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Physician self-reporting requirements

Physician self-reporting requirements for Illinois-licensed physicians is covered in the Medical Practice Act (“Act”). Within 60 days of adverse action taken against a physician, they must complete and submit a Physician Adverse Action Report to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) Division of Professional Regulation. Illinois physicians have a legal duty to […]

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Online Real Estate Licensing in Illinois

Online real estate licensing makes work easier in Illinois in 2018. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) now uses online real estate licensing in Illinois, an upgrade from paper applications. Not only are licensing applications online, but also the real estate license renewals and applications to transfer from one firm to another […]

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Student loan default: It can cost your professional license

Student loan default can cost your professional or occupational license to practice your profession. Under Illinois law, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) may refuse to issue or renew your license. Who could be affected by the student loan default and licensing law? In addition to healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, […]

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IDFPR: Healthcare licensing podcast with Michael V. Favia

  Today’s podcast interview with healthcare law and licensing attorney Michael V. Favia, focuses on the key purpose and functions of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Doctors, nurses, dentists and similar healthcare professionals should know what to do when communicating with the IDFPR in the event of complaints and disciplinary matters. Illinois […]

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Full practice authority: Illinois nurses empowered by new law

House Bill 313 amends the Illinois Nurse Practice Act with the addition of certain practice definitions and guidelines for certain nurses in a path to full practice authority, making better use of the education and hours of experience held by nurse professionals in their advancing career paths.

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