Gwen Simons

Gwen Simons is a lawyer and physical therapist at Simons & Associates Law in Scarborough, Maine.

Managing Security/Privacy Breaches – Webinar

Managing Security Breaches Member Webinar, January 27, 2023 It can happen to anyone.  Your EMR company reports a security breach exposed some of your patient records.  You accidentally send a group email to patients without using the Blind Copy box.  You disclose records to someone without having a signed HIPAA Authorization.  All of these accidental …

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Can cash provider treat workers comp patient

Can a cash practice see a workers’ compensation patient?   Maybe.  State laws govern workers’ compensation.  If your state laws allow the employee to choose their heath care providers, versus allowing the employer to direct what providers see their injured workers, then you should be able to see the patient. State work comp laws may …

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Will working somewhere that requires me to enroll with Medicare cause issues for my cash practice?

Question:  I need to work at another private practice to supplement my income while building my cash practice.  The practice sees and bills Medicare under the practice’s NPI number.  They will require me to enroll as a Medicare provider to treat their patients. Will this cause any issues for my cash practice?  Will I have …

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New Maine Earned Paid Leave Law, effective 1/1/2021

CLIENT ALERT – MAINE CLIENTS (posted 1/18/2021) Maine’s new Earned Paid Leave law went into effect on January 1, 2021 and can be found at 26 M.R.S. 637. In addition to the statutory framework, the Department of Labor has promulgated rules interpreting this law.  If this new law applies to your organization, you should amend …

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Worker’s Compensation for Maritime Workers

Speaker: Stephen Koerting, Attorney at Kelly, Remmel and Zimmerman Law Firm, Portland, ME. Description:  Stephen Koerting will be our guest speaker for this webinar. Attorney Koerting works primarily in the field of maritime and admiralty law, personal injury and civil litigation. He will help you understand how  federal maritime laws affect your patients’ compensation and …

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