How Physicians Can Avoid Regulatory Investigations

Attorney Recommends Establishing Compliance Programs

Napa, California—June 18, 2013—How physician practices can potentially avoid government investigations is the focus of the latest video released today by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.

In “How Physicians Can Avoid Regulatory Investigations,” Kevin R. Warren, Esq., of Michelman & Robinson LLP’s Healthcare Practice, recommends that physicians set up compliance programs that include procedures to follow in case of a suspected violation. He discusses three primary components that compliance programs should address:

  • Fraud and abuse, especially in coding and billing.
  • Corporate compliance, including business regulations pertaining to the particular type of practice and the employment of mid-levels and independent contractors.
  • HIPAA regulations, particularly what steps to take if patient information is disclosed.

“With the implementation of new HIPAA rules this year, we are pleased to provide this timely information for physicians,” said Stacy Schultz, vice president of marketing for The Doctors Company. “As an industry leader, we are able to partner with experts such as Mr. Warren to identify and communicate emerging practice trends.”

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