We can also help your health care business with the suite of general small business services. These include:
Whether you’re starting out on your own for the first time or looking to shore up an established business, our Austin healthcare lawyers can help you.
As a health care business, you may be subject to additional laws that don’t apply to other businesses. However, knowing what these laws are and how to comply with them can be difficult.
Medical integration is something that all healthcare professionals in Texas should be familiar with. In 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 679 into law. This bill eliminated the obstacles preventing doctors of chiropractic in the state from running a business directly with a Texas licensed physician. Prior to this law, doctors of chiropractic and licensed doctors of medicine were required to maintain “dual entity” businesses that separated the two practices.
Now if you are interested in starting a new business, we can help you form a single entity practice. This model allows you to retain control and manage your business the way you want. Our Texas healthcare attorneys can also help you convert an older dual entity business into a single entity.
Fraud in the health care industry costs the United States billions of dollars each year. As a result, there are many state and federal laws that impose restrictions and penalties on health care businesses to reduce fraudulent activity.
The Stark Law is a federal law that prohibits doctors from referring patients to another provider if the doctor is personally or financially related to that provider. This law is sometimes referred to as a “self-referral” law and applies widely to health care businesses in the United States. There are many exceptions to this law. A health care business attorney can advise you on which ones may apply to your situation. The federal Anti-Kickback Statute serves a similar purpose. This law makes it illegal to knowingly exchange payment for referrals.
Our experienced attorneys can help you determine which laws are relevant to your practice and make sure you stay compliant.