Welcome to the Law Office of Philip M. Bluestein
Denver-Boulder Area Lawyer for Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals
Philip Bluestein, Esq. helps doctors and other healthcare professionals with their professional employment contracts, starting and maintaining successful practices, and helping doctors with the issues they face in their careers so that they can focus on taking care of people.
Colorado physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurses, and other medical and dental professionals are faced with a variety of challenges in their careers and practices. If you are a healthcare professional, you need a lawyer who understands both the business and the medical aspects of your trade. While many of the general issues that you face may resemble those experienced in other businesses, doctors and other healthcare professionals—as well as the healthcare practices in which they are employed—have special needs that are unique to their respective fields. Colorado attorney Philip M. Bluestein exclusively represents individuals and businesses in the medical and dental fields. From his office in the Boulder-Denver area, attorney Philip Bluestein has a statewide practice and reputation, serving clients in the Denver-Boulder area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, Grand Junction, and throughout the state of Colorado.
Focused on Doctors and Their Practices
Boulder-Denver attorney Philip M. Bluestein focuses on the issues that affect his clients, including defending against civil actions and regulatory board complaints. As an attorney for physicians, dentists, and other healthcare practitioners, Philip Bluestein’s philosophy is that, in addition to having a representative with an extensive knowledge of healthcare law, doctors and other healthcare professionals should have a lawyer who is knowledgeable about healthcare employment and business law; the civil courts; and Colorado regulatory boards, rules, and policies. Choosing a lawyer who is inexperienced with the intricacies of healthcare employment contracts and business transactions, or medical and dental law, or is unfamiliar with the Colorado Medical Board or the State Board of Dental Examiners, can exacerbate a legal issue, creating greater expense and difficulty for a physician or dentist. Consistent with that philosophy, the Law Office of Philip M. Bluestein provides industry-specific legal representation to medical doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals and practices and provides experienced and knowledgeable representation current with the ever-changing complexity of the healthcare industry.
CO Lawyer Providing Services to Physicians, Dentists and other Healthcare Professionals
Philip Bluestein is a lawyer for doctors and other healthcare professionals and practices who provides a variety of services that professionals and practices in the healthcare industry require, including representation in:
- Employment Contract Reviews and Preparation
- Civil lawsuits
- Regulatory board and agency complaints and investigations
- Licensure issues
- Forming and Managing a Practice
- Contract Reviews
- Policy-drafting and implementation
Whether you are a physician, dentist or other healthcare professional employed by an office or hospital, you are an administrator, or you are the owner or partner of a small to medium-sized healthcare business, attorney Philip Bluestein can help you with your healthcare legal, business, and employment issues and can ensure that your practice stays compliant with state and Federal law.
Experienced and Knowledgeable Colorado Lawyer for Doctors
The Law Office of Philip M. Bluestein represents physicians, dentists, physician assistants, administrators, and other healthcare professionals throughout the state of Colorado, including Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Longmont, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Loveland, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield County, Jefferson County, Eagle County, Summit County, and all along the Front Range.
If you have a legal issue, before things become bigger problems, the time to act is now. Schedule an appointment or conference call by calling 720-204-5480.
New 1099 Rules May Cause Bookkeeping Burden For Colorado Medical and Dental Practices
Boulder-Denver Medical Professional Attorney On The New 1099 Requirements
As a lawyer who represents doctors’ offices such as medical and dental practices in the Denver and Boulder area and throughout Colorado, the newly expanded 1099 filing requirements promise to affect a number of my clients and their businesses. Beginning in 2012, Section 9006 of the Affordable Care Act requires all businesses to file a 1099 for any vendor that it pays more than $600 during the year and to send a copy of that form to the business. This new requirement now includes purchases of goods as well as services. What that means is that, in addition to all full-time employees, part-time employees, temporary workers, and independent contractors, medical and dental practices will have to file a 1099 for each individual or business from which they purchase over $600 of goods or services, whether it is in a lump sum or cumulatively throughout the year. This may sound like an intensely laborious process; however, if the medical or dental office is keeping detailed and accurate books, it should not be hard to compile the information necessary to comply.Read more...
Health and Human Services is Cracking Down on Smaller HIPAA Violations
DENVER-BOULDER COLORADO HEALTHCARE ATTORNEY PHILIP M. BLUESTEIN ON ELECTRONIC HIPAA SECURITY BREACHES
Last week, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced their first settlement ever for a HIPAA violation involving less than 500 patients. According to the HHS.gov website, the organization Hospice of Northern Idaho (HONI) reported that a personal laptop containing the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of 441 hospice patients was stolen in June of 2010. The stolen laptop was not encrypted, thereby allowing what should have been protected data to be exposed to the thieves.Read more...
Medical Documentation – The Importance of Accuracy and Standardization
BOULDER-DENVER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEY PHILIP M. BLUESTEIN ON STANDARDS IN MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION
Among the primary purposes for medical record documentation are to ensure that the patient receives high quality healthcare and that there is a seamless transfer of information when a patient is handed off to another physician or dentist or other healthcare professional. As a medical professional attorney who represents doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and clinic and hospital administrators in the Denver area and throughout Colorado, I have seen medical and dental records become an issue many times in my client’s cases. Being able to show that medical records are accurate, thorough, and consistent is invaluable when representing my clients and protecting them against complaints and claims.Read more...
Stolen Laptop Leads to Heavy Fine for Doctor's Office
BOULDER-DENVER AREA MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE ATTORNEY PHILIP M. BLUESTEIN ON PROTECTING PATIENT INFORMATION
As a health care attorney who represents Colorado physicians, dentists, medical and dental practices, and other healthcare professionals and practices in various legal issues, I am always on the alert for new legal issues that could potentially affect my clients. With the fast roll of technology and its impact on the medical field, it’s important for doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure that they have upgraded their security protocols to adequately shield patients’ medical information. Casual measures meant to protect patient privacy may not satisfy the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services definition of acceptable privacy practices, as a Boston medical center recently discovered.Read more...
Asset Protection for Healthcare Professionals
BOULDER-DENVER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEY PHILIP M. BLUESTEIN ON ASSET PROTECTION
As a Boulder-Denver area attorney who represents doctors and other healthcare professionals, I’ve noticed that a number of my clients have not given serious thought to protecting their assets against litigation—until they are a defendant in a lawsuit. It is my belief that if you work in a healthcare profession, like medicine or dentistry, it is no longer a matter of “if,” but rather “when,” you will be named in a lawsuit—regardless of whether or not you have done anything wrong. In addition, physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers make an attractive target for non-malpractice plaintiffs such as unscrupulous landlords, contractors, vendors and even for patients making claims of false advertising. Unfortunately, by the time many healthcare professionals seek the services of an experienced asset protection attorney—often because they have just been sued—it is too late for them to protect their assets. The optimal time to discuss asset protection with your lawyer is before you actually know that you are going to need protection.Read more...