Scott has worked extensively with physicians in small practices. This has included helping them manage their practices by formulating short-term and long-term business plans and budgets. It also has included the development of strategies for hiring new physicians and retaining them.

Health Care Legal Compliance

Scott has helped many physicians navigate the complexities of  health care laws. Almost every physician transaction today  implicates one or more federal and/or state health care laws such as the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and/or HIPAA. Scott frequently has to analyze these laws for physicians when they consider billing, referral and ownership issues. Most commonly, physicians ask Scott whether proposed transactions violate federal and/or state fraud and abuse laws. Recently, many physicians also have asked Scott about the indemnification clauses in business associate agreements under HIPAA and how to mitigate claims and losses under HIPAA.

Drafting and Reviewing Documents

Many physicians in smaller practices have legal needs such as drafting and reviewing documents. These agreements often involve professional services agreements, space and equipment leases and shared services arrangements with other providers. Scott  frequently drafts such agreements for smaller practices as well as independent contractor agreements between providers. He often is asked by physicians to review malpractice insurance policies and opine on risk management issues.


Scott has provided legal services to physicians in the following specialties:

  • anesthesiology
  • bariatric medicine
  • cardiology
  • critical care
  • dermatology
  • emergency medicine
  • endocrinology
  • ENT
  • family medicine
  • gastroenterology
  • geriatrics
  • hospice care
  • hospitalists
  • infectious disease
  • internal medicine
  • nephrology
  • neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • occupational medicine
  • oncology
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopedics
  • pain management
  • pathology
  • pediatrics
  • psychiatry
  • pulmonology
  • radiology
  • rheumatology
  • surgery
  • urgent care

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