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      9 things to consider before you sign an employment contract

      There are many things to consider before deciding to enter into an agreement with a potential employer.

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      Charging patients for missed appointments

      A physician may charge the patient for the missed appointment or an appointment cancelled 24 hours in advance if the patient is fully advised that physician will make such a charge.

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      Balance Billing

      Section 641.3154, Florida Statutes, sets forth the rules governing the balance billing of a subscriber of a health maintenance organization (HMO).

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      Doctor review sites

      Today, if a patient is unhappy, with little more than an Internet connection, he can transmit his displeasure to the world at large.

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      Medical records

      The need for adequate medical records is recognized not only by physicians themselves, but also by the federal and state governments.

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      Retiring, closing, or relocating

      Section 456.057, Florida Statutes, sets forth the requirements that must be followed when a physician retires, closes his office or relocates his practice.

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      Social media's impact on litigation

      Information that you post for friends or colleagues may well end up as a piece of evidence in a trial.

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