If you have ever been the target of a malpractice suit or medical board investigation, you’re not alone. You’re also not alone if it left you surprised, shocked, angered, stressed or depressed. More physicians get sued for malpractice than don’t. According to...
Minor sanctions may now affect your Medicare eligibility
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Dec 3, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The CMS recently sent out the updated Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and it could change everything. For starters, formerly benign Medical Board sanctions could now cost you your Medicare billing privileges.As reported by Policy & Medicine, the changes all hinge...
Three doctors must face the Medical Board for vaccine exemptions
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Nov 27, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Every health care professional understands the power and purpose of vaccinations. Since the world has started orchestrating large-scale vaccinations, we have nearly eradicated several diseases that used to plague our societies. That’s why California recently...
Some considerations relevant to the California Medical Board
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Oct 21, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
We stress a noteworthy point on our website at the regarding the regulatory challenges that routinely face physicians and other health care workers practicing across California.Those hurdles are many and exacting. We note that,...
What is license portability, and why is it important?
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Oct 8, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
One think-tank principal notes that California’s professional licensing laws “have become so encrusted and bureaucratic that they often serve as an unnecessary barrier for skilled people who want to legally work in our state.” State Senate Bill 679 directly addresses...
Spotlighting the California Department of Insurance
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Sep 25, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
A segue into any discussion on the California Department of Insurance might logically lead off with this rhetorical question: How big is it? Well, it’s … big. Truly big. As in the largest consumer agency in the state. The CDI isn’t prominently about self-touting on...
Keen CA State Bar focus: fee splitting with non-attorney partners
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Sep 13, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Murky. That might logically be one apt adjective relevant to the parameters of so-called “non-attorney fee splitting” in California. State Bar authorities have a problem with any scenario in which a licensed California attorney shares fees with a nonlawyer in a client...
California MD’s case spotlights regulators’ scrutiny of opioids
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Sep 9, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The story chronicled below in today’s blog post centrally alludes to the legal/regulatory challenges a California doctor currently faces concerning allegations of improper patient care. At the same time, though, the narrative embraces a...
What is FINRA’s broker “exam cycle,” and how often does it occur?
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Aug 14, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The exams never cease for some industry professionals.Take licensed financial advisers working in brokerage firms in California and across the country, for instance. Their employers are periodically subjected at the entity level to examinations by the federal...
Securing experienced legal help in CA bar disciplinary hearings
On Behalf of Century Law Group, LLP | Aug 1, 2019 | Ethics & Professional Responsibility
We note on our website at the California that “the assistance of a lawyer is not necessarily required when facing matters before the state bar.” That professional assessment delivered by a license-defense law firm operating out of multiple...
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