Allied health professionals — from physicians, dietitians, and nurse practitioners to dentists, ophthalmologists, and occupational therapists — know all too well that the responsibility of improving their patients' lives comes with inherent risks. If appropriate standards of care are breached, a patient could suffer serious consequences and your practice could buckle under the financial weight of a malpractice suit.
You've worked too hard to build your medical office to let that happen. Even if you're a sole proprietor or independent contractor, you still have to protect your healthcare practice from risk if you want to keep your patients healthy and your bank account safe.
Allied health professionals who want to run a successful practice can use the information in this guide to safeguard themselves from the liabilities, property damage, and HIPAA violations that threaten medical practices of all sizes.
By the end of this guide, you'll have a solid idea of how to keep your practice safe from the major threats you face. Specifically, you'll know…
Plus, you'll find infographics and other resources that will help you manage risks from both a commercial and regulatory standpoint. Keep reading for the ins and outs of protecting your business!
Next: Chapter 1: How Business Insurance Protects Allied Health Practitioners.