In our previous post, we looked at the disciplinary framework for dentists as a whole. This post will look specifically at one topic that has increasingly resulted in discipline for both dentists and physicians alike over the last few years: narcotic pain medication prescriptions.
Since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act for the second time in three years, there has been a frenzy of attempted mergers and acquisitions by healthcare insurance companies. Today, we’re going to take a look at five of the largest health insurers, their various offers and bids for mergers and present it in an easy to follow guide. These insurers are Anthem Inc. (which includes some, but not all, of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield entities), Cigna, UnitedHealth Group, Inc., Aetna Inc., & Humana Inc. Then, we are going to discuss what a merger would mean for providers who contract with these companies.
In a previous post, we discussed how a carefully drafted practice agreement can protect your practice from being dissolved and/or seriously disrupted due to the unexpected death or disability of a practice partner. In this post, we will discuss some of the ways that a carefully drafted estate plan can similarly help you and your family prepare for the unexpected.