Closing a Medical Practice – Required Notices

Physicians do business with many people and entities in their medical practice. This includes patients, billing services, insurance companies (including health maintenance organizations (HMO) and preferred provider organizations (PPO)), liability insurance providers, government providers (such as Medicare and Medi-Cal), and governing agencies (such as the Medical Board of California (MBC) Read more…

Interview on Medscape.com

Steven L. Simas, owner and founder of Simas & Associates, Ltd., was recently interviewed for an article on Medscape.com. The article touched upon a central theme of Simas & Associates, Ltd – retaining competent counsel and representation when dealing with investigations by professional licensing agencies in the state of California. Read more…

805 Report – Physicians Beware

California law requires certain peer review organizations responsible for reviewing the medical care of physicians to make reports regarding physicians to the Medical Board of California (“Board”). And these reports can trigger Board investigations and even license discipline.  This is the often misunderstood – but almost always detrimental – “805 Read more…