In a recent Part B News article, Gunster Shareholder Samantha Prokop is quoted extensively discussing factors retiring physicians should keep in mind when closing their practices, as well as the practical and legal steps they should consider before exiting.
Specifically, Prokop highlights the importance of making patient records available and notifying patients of the impending retirement. In addition, physicians should inform the state medical board, the DEA and the various payers with which they are enrolled. “You have to notify the Board when you are shutting down or retiring and let patients know who will be the records custodian so they can request records later. Most physicians are not aware of that requirement,” she explains.
In her counsel to corporate and health care companies, Samantha Prokop serves as an advisor to clients establishing new businesses, executing mergers and acquisitions and navigating business disputes and break-ups. Sam has served as a risk manager and general counsel for a multi-location hospital system.
Through her -range of experience, Sam aims to help her clients remove barriers to develop practical, workable solutions to their complex problems, addressing immediate issues while developing long-term strategies for growth.