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Tracy Green

Los Angeles Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Intro To HIPAA For Health Care Providers: Frequently Asked Questions - Part II

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, 10 months ago.

    Federal vs. State Law Although the term "preemption" is typically thought of in terms of an ERISA analysis, many HIPAA issues require a preemption analysis. As a general rule, HIPAA should be thought of as a regulatory "floor" of provisions. In other words, HIPAA provides a base...

  2. Intro To HIPAA For Health Care Providers: Frequently Asked Questions - Part I

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, 10 months ago.

    The first time that health care providers encounter the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), the incredibly vast framework of privacy and security regulations may very well appear completely overwhelming. This is especially true when the question...

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  3. FAQ by Licensed Professionals (Physicians, Nurses, Etc.) In Board Investigations & Records Requests

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, 11 months ago.

    1. I have received a request for a patient or client file from my licensing board. What should I do? This is the time to be the most proactive. The earlier you can prevent an investigation from going forward, the better. Once an Accusation or disciplinary charge is filed, it is ...

  4. Practical Tips For Those Who Face Federal Custody Time: How To Minimize Problems In Custody

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, 11 months ago.

    For those individuals who are facing federal prison time -- even if it appears they should be eligible for probation -- one of the biggest fears is how they would cope with being in federal prison or camp and mingle with the general population on a daily basis.

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  5. How To Defend A Medicare Fraud Or Medi-Cal Fraud Investigation Or Case.

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, about 1 year ago.

    If there is a Medicare fraud or Medi-Cal fraud investigation or criminal case, it is because the individual or business was a provider and billed the program or was a beneficiary and received benefits. This means that there are documents and billings to be reviewed in order to begin preparation.

  6. What To Do When A Government Investigator Requests Records Or Comes To Your Office

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, about 1 year ago.

    If an investigator from an administrative agency or law enforcement contacts you or comes to your business or requests records in writing, it is best to be proactive and handle the matter properly from the beginning. Good beginnings make good endings.

  7. FAQ: How Do I Respond To A Medicare Audit, Medi-Cal Audit Or Third Party Insurance Audit? Part IIII

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, about 1 year ago.

    10. Be Professional.Treat the auditors with respect even when you disagree with them or their position. This is another reason to have an objective health care attorney for you to rely upon. It is easy to get emotional and defensive when your medical services seem like they are u...

  8. FAQ: How Do I Respond To A Medicare Audit, Medi-Cal Audit Or Third Party Insurance Audit? Part II

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, about 1 year ago.

    5. Read Any Letters Or Lists Carefully And Make Sure You Understand What Is Requested And See If There Are Any Patterns.This is another reason to send an audit or similar letter to your health care attorney so you understand what is requested. For example, assume that records for...

  9. FAQ: How Do I Respond To A Medicare Audit, Medi-Cal Audit Or Third Party Insurance Audit? Part I

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, about 1 year ago.

    If you are a health care provider with a Medicare or Medi-Cal provider number -- especially in Southern California --chances are you WILL be audited or have an on-site visit at some point over the years. Even if you have third party insurance contracts, you face an increased chan...

  10. Licensing 101: How Do I Properly Complete My Board Application Or Renewal? 7 Important Guidelines.

    Written by attorney Tracy Green, about 1 year ago.

    When you are applying for a license (or renewing one) from the California Medical Board, State Bar, Department of Real Estate, Department of Pharmacy, Board of Registered Nursing or any other state agency or any employer that is required to report to state agencies or databanks (...

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