Contracts are a fact of life for all businesses. But many businesses have in-house attorneys or contract specialists that manage the review and negotiation of the terms and specific conditions of each contract. Smaller health care providers may not have the luxury of someone on staff to assist with contracting, someone who is particularly astute with contract language and pitfalls.
To evaluate and avoid some of the more common pitfalls, it is critical to review each contract in its entirety, whether the contract is to lease your office space, for internet service in your office, or rental of highly sophisticated medical equipment. Having an attorney familiar with healthcare law review your agreement is certainly one way to identify and avoid the most common pitfalls.
Some common contracts that health care providers may encounter include:Continue reading