Jackson LLP on the road: a photoblog!

Jackson LLP on the road: a photoblog!

Anyone who follows Erin or Connor on Twitter knows that we've been traveling lately ... a lot!  Within the month of April, Erin spoke at physical therapy association conferences in Florida, Missouri, and Illinois.  We also traveled to California for a legal professional engagement (and a mini-vacation).  For those who spent time with us during these travels, or just for those who're antsing to get to know us better, here's a few photos from the...

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Suicide rates soar among female providers

Suicide rates soar among female providers

 “The rate of suicide among women employed in any health profession was higher than for women in other occupations; the difference was statistically significant for women employed as nurses or medical practitioners.” ...

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3 Things to Remember About the Health Insurance Coverage Gap

3 Things to Remember About the Health Insurance Coverage Gap

So, what happens to those people in the 19 states who make too much money to be eligible for Medicaid, but who make too little money to be eligible for a subsidy?  They fall into the dreaded “coverage gap” – and people in this group generally aren’t subject to the IRS penalties for their failure to purchase insurance.  (Although this doesn’t address the greater problem: they don’t have...

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How to Integrate Group Patient Visits into Your Practice

How to Integrate Group Patient Visits into Your Practice

To manage an influx of patients and escalating costs, some providers now offer shared appointments, wherein they see a group of patients with similar symptoms simultaneously.  In fact, as of 2010, 13% of family physicians offered these...

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How to Avoid Being Surprised by a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

How to Avoid Being Surprised by a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The provider-patient dynamic has long been plagued by paternalistic decision-making, timid patients, and communication failures.  I believe that the system is the problem, not thepeople who comprise it.  And the system is inextricably linked to the insurance companies, the business of hospital management, and the exhausting balancing of practice profits against patient...

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3 Things to Avoid When Looking for Healthcare Compliance or Legal Advice

3 Things to Avoid When Looking for Healthcare Compliance or Legal Advice

While this certainly doesn’t only happen in physical therapy, I use PT as my example here.  In working with providers who are establishing their own practices, I have been routinely astounded to hear that they have relied upon (and paid for) the legal advice of non-lawyers.  Remember:the fact that something is common practice doesn’t make it...

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