Healthcare Blog

The Importance of Email Maintenance: How Long is Your Dental Practice Storing Emails?

The dental attorneys at Nardone Limited in Columbus, Ohio, continuously monitor recent trends in the law in order to better serve our clients. In the wake of the recent Sony Corp. data breach, the security of e-mails and other electronically stored information has become a major concern for businesses, both big and small. In a […]

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Is it Necessary to Pull Patients’ Credit Reports?

More and more healthcare providers are pulling patients’ credit reports to assist with deciding how to work with patients on billing. The large credit reporting companies such as TransUnion and Experian now offer less expensive versions of specialized reports that are typically sold to hospitals by smaller healthcare providers. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, […]

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How Training Can Prevent Claims of Harassment in the Dental Office

The U.S. Supreme Court views training, in addition to developing and implementing policies and procedures addressing discrimination/harassment, as part of an employer’s responsibility to exercise reasonable care to prevent harassment. See Faragher v. Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998).  The goal of such training is to keep employees out of trouble when it comes to […]

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Benefits of Using a Written Letter of Intent in Dental Practice Sale, Purchase, or Buy-In

Whether negotiating the sale or purchase of a dental practice, or a buy-in by an associate dentist, the importance of preparing a written letter of intent (“LOI”) cannot be overstated. It is all too common for doctors to ignore the importance of a LOI, and instead proceed with informal discussions and a hand-shake. However, this […]

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