Owning a Private Aircraft for Personal and Business Use

By: Jonathan Napier | 08.01.2019

Owning a private aircraft personally or through a medical or dental practice may be convenient for taking vacations or attending conferences across the country, but there are important legal, tax, and liability concerns for the aircraft owner. The FAA Regulations govern any owner’s right to use an airplane, but the FAA scrutinizes any arrangement which Read…

The Contracting and Credentialing Process for New Dentists

By: Jordan Nickerson | 07.09.2019

It’s a busy time for recent dental graduates across the state. After years of planning and preparation, you have walked across the stage and have taken the first step of your professional career. However, while exciting, this time can certainly be filled with unfamiliarity as well. Our Health Law team assists many new dentists as they transition Read…

New Guidance on Dental Labs as Business Associates

By: BrownWinick | 04.07.2017

In March 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) confirmed that a dentist does not need to sign a business associate agreement with a dental lab when the dentist shares with the lab protected health information for purposes of treating patients.  The OCR guidance, which was provided in Read…

Iowa Mission of Mercy 2016

By: BrownWinick | 10.05.2016

  BrownWinick dental attorneys volunteered for the IOWA MISSION OF MERCY, which was held on September 23 and 24, 2016 at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This annual event is sponsored by the Iowa Dental Foundation and in 2016 provided over $850,000 in free dental care. A number of BrownWinick dental attorneys volunteered for the Read…

Accommodating Patients with Disabilities

By: BrownWinick | 03.11.2016

Many providers have likely dealt with patients with a variety of disabilities, patients who speak a different language or patients from different cultures, religions and the like.  As our communities grow and become more diverse, it is likely that you will see more and more of your patients falling into these categories.  Accordingly, it is Read…

Selling a Medical/Dental Practice

By: Drew Larson | 03.16.2015

Benjamin Franklin famously said that the only certain things in the world were death and taxes.  For the owner of a medical practice, it is also certain that your practice is going to transition.  While you can’t stop an eventual transition, you can take steps to influence the form the transition takes.  With planning, you Read…

Starting a Medical/Dental Practice

By: Drew Larson | 03.09.2015

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced physician or dentist, opening a new practice can be daunting.  To get started you will need to find financing, hire staff, lease or buy space, line up vendors, set up a computer and records system, register with payers, obtain insurance, and ensure compliance with privacy and Read…