Medical Spa Lawyer
Paddy Deighan, the Premier Medical Spa Lawyer

Jun
06

  • Every medical practice has hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in aged accounts receivables that are deemed to be “uncollectible”. These are typically more than 120 days old since initial billing.
  • Once billing has reached this stage, it is highly unlikely that a medical provider will collect the fees they are owed. The reason is that most practices are not capable of collection at this stage for the following reasons:
  • Procedures were improperly billed and subsequent efforts did not correct this;
  • Insurance companies are aware of the practices they can avoid paying – they track this. Once a provider is on a “list” it is more likely that their claims will be denied or remain unpaid.
  • Inadequate training of billing staff…for reasons discussed below.
  • ICD-10 and ICD-11 have dramatically complicated an already complex billing and coding environment.

How We Can Help?

Our programs have been in existence since 2015. Our staff is highly trained in ICD-10 and ICD-11. Most medical billing staffs have minimal training in the complex array of codes. For example, ICD-10 has more than 72,000 codes.  Billing and coding certification courses were 3-4 months in recent past. Now however, they are ONE TO TWO YEAR courses – frequently on a college level!

Our staff is up to date on all aspects of billing and coding. One of our participating attorneys has reviewed thousands of practices over 30 years and he has yet to find one with a fully trained staff.

He has developed the program we call “Medical Fee Recovery”.

The core of our program is attorneys. You need them on your side. They know how to collect the fees that you have earned. They know the secrets that insurance companies will never tell you. One of our attorneys is the former American Bar Association Chairman for Insurance Law. He knows the game.

Our attorneys researched your rights in all 50 states and the legal right for you to be paid is the core of our business.

Our Offer to You

Our process is simple. One form and one simple contract and we will begin to collect the fees that are owed to you. You treated the patients and you are entitled to your fees.

The best part is that we will accept a percentage of the recovered fees. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN.

Recently, a semi retired physician in New York gave us almost $500,000 in fees owed from 2019! We were able to collect $200,000. You can imagine how happy he was when he received his check from us!!!!

Another physician sent us $200,000 in aged accounts receivables and we collected $100,000 in less than one month!

  • Easy enrollment
  • No Risk to You
  • Collect money that was deemed “uncollectible”

YES, WE DO PERFORM ALL MEDICAL BILLING SERVICES AND WE CAN PROVIDE FUNDING FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION AND PERSONAL INJURY INSURANCE CLAIMS! ASK US!!

May
28

Our programs have been in existence since 2015. Our staff is highly trained in ICD-10 and ICD-11. Most medical billing staffs have minimal training in the complex array of codes. For example, ICD-10 has more than 72,000 codes.  Billing and coding certification courses were 3-4 month in recent past. Now however they are ONE TO TWO YEAR courses – frequently on a college level!

Our staff is up to date on all aspects of billing and coding. One of our participating attorneys has reviewed thousands of practices over 30 years and he has yet to find one with a fully trained staff.

The core of our program is attorneys. You need them on your side. They know how to collect the fees that you have earned. They know the secrets that insurance companies will never tell you. One of our attorneys is the former American Bar Association Chairman for Insurance Law. He knows the game.

Our attorneys researched your rights in all 50 states and the legal right to be paid is the core of our business.

Our Offer to You

Our process is simple. One form and one simple contract and we will begin to collect the fees that owed to you. The best part is that we will acceopt a percentage of the recovered fees. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN.

Recently, a semi retired physician in New York gave us almost $500,000 in fees owed from 2019! We were able to collect $200,000. You can imagine how happy he was when he received his check from us!!!!

  • Easy enrollment
  • No Risk to You
  • Collect money that was deemed “uncollectible”

YES, WE DO PERFORM ALL MEDICAL BILLING SERVICES AND WE CAN PROVIDE FUNDING FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION AND PERSONAL INJURY INSURANCE CLAIMS! ASK US!!

Jan
06

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is utilzed in many aspects of aesthetic medicine. In my world of aesthetic medicine, the uses for PRP have continuously evolved. There will be additional uses in the future. However, I thought I would start the new year out with a review.

SKIN REJUVENATION: Probably the broadest application is skin rejuvenation. The reason is simple. This is the mpost requested aesthetic medical procedure. PRP injections have proven to be efficacious because they increase dermal collagen production levels. Consequently, skin appears more youthful and radiant.

Platelet Rich Plasma may also be utilized in conjunction with other modalities to increase the positve effects upon skin texture and tone. For example, topical application of PRP and/or microneedling together with injections of PRP may enhance the postive effects of PRP.

HAIR REJUVENATION: PRP has been successfully employed to treat androgenic alopecia (hair loss). Results have been very variable but it is undeniable that this modility holds a lot of potential as a frontline defense against hair loss and as a weapon to regrow lost hair.

PRP has been combines with transplantation surgery as well as utlized as a stand alone procedure. The results have been outstanding both in terms of hair density as well as number of follicular units (number of hairs) LOL.

ACNE SCARRING: PRP in conjunction with microneedling has also proven effective to approve the appearanace of scars. Best results may also require laser to dimish the discoloration but PRP and microneedling siugnificantly improve the appearanace of all scarring.

Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Jan
06

I am one of the people that finds it amazing that Influenza has seemingly disappeared during the pandemic.  I believe that many COVID cases are Influenza and that there are many false positives and misdiagnoses. Yes, COVID is a very serious health threat and proper care is necessary. However, we are being deceived in my opinion and the proof is in the CDC itself.

During last year’s flu season which began in October 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services reported up to 56 MILLION cases of influenza. 

Remember, this was the 2019 flu season… so before the Covid hysteria.

How many influenza cases do you think have been reported so far this flu season? 10 million? 1 million? 100,000? Guess!!!

According to the most recent CDC data, the total number of influenza cases reported in the Land of the Free this flu season through December 27, 2020 is a whopping 877.

That’s right,  fewer than 1,000 people in the US have had the flu during this flu season. 

Seriously? Are we honestly supposed to believe that our infallible public health officials have miraculously eradicated influenza?

Or is it possible that, maybe just maybe, influenza cases are being counted as COVID ?

We already know the Covid numbers have enjoyed quite a bit of fuzzy arithmetic. Covid reporting standards in many municipalities, states, and countries require that anyone who tests positive for COVID and passes away is automatically counted as a COVID-related death.

Motorcycle accidents, heart attacks, even cancer… they’re being counted as COVID deaths.

Just a few weeks ago there was a murder-suicide in Grand County, Colorado in which the police report listed cause of death as “blunt force injuries due to a gunshot wound”.

But Colorado public health officials listed both of the deceased as COVID deaths.

Even the CDC acknowledges that 94% of all reported COVID deaths were related to some other condition besides, or in addition to, COVID-1984. So only 6% of reported deaths were pure COVID.

The CDC also stated that, “on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes” for every single COVID death reported in the Land of the Free, including (as we now know) murder, suicide, heart attack, and traffic accident.

It’s remarkable that, if someone tests positive for COVID and dies for any reason, the cause of death will often be reported as COVID.

Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Jan
01

In the country’s quest to save people from themselves, the Britain will ban “buy one get one free” offers, and other promotions, on unhealthy food items.

The rules which go into effect in April 2022 also forbid restaurants from giving free soda refills, and stop unhealthy items from being featured at the checkout.

The argument is that obesity related illness costs the socialized healthcare system of the UK 6 billion pounds per year. Who calculates this nonsense? Ya sure it isn’t 7 billion pounds?

Therefore the government has the right to dictate health standards to citizens and business alike.

Sounds a bit reminiscent of NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban a few years back. How’d that work out for saving health care dollars?

Sure curbing obesity is a noble objective but is this really going to work? If we want to really eat unhealthy food we are going to do it. Fact of the matter is that healhty food is waaay more expensive than unhealthy food. Lower the cost of health food!

The U.K. study determined that BOGO offers increased consumer purchases by 20% and this may be a good thing…but not if the consumer is buying unhealthy food in the eyes of the British government.

Thank God they lost the right to ram this down our unhealthy throats 244 years ago…but then again…we have our own insanity.

Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Dec
31

Love the emergency calls from clients during the holidays. We all receive them and it is seldom an emergency.  Certified mail from the IRS. Never a good thing. I maintain that nothing good comes certified mail LOL  Terry Bradshaw brings the check to you in a van – not certified mail!

So I advise the client that I just received the letter to and I will look into it. I received the letter too.

The IRS claims that the corporate client paid its taxes late. I do not file taxes, However,  by the acknowldgement on the notice, the taxes were filed timely and paid timely.  The Internal Revenue Service impounded a late fee of 84 cents . Yup, 84 cents. HOWEVER, the interest on the 84 cents is magically 92 cents after two months @ 6% statutory interest.

Internal Revenue Service

So the printing and mailing far exceeded the amount owed even if it was owed.  Not to mention that the amount is not owed.

As a final act of government efficicency, the notice was dated December 22, 2020 but the payment was due December 5, 2020.

Ya just can’t make this stuff up.

Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Dec
26

The United States Congress recently passed another ‘Covid relief’ bill. Technically it includes general spending provisions for Fiscal Year 2021 (to avert another government shut down).

However, the biggest chunk of the bill is COVID relief – which comprises nearly $1 trillion of the spending. The total bill is more than FIVE THOUSAND PAGES, and it embodies the old political phrase coined by Rahm Emanuel, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

If the purpose of the bill really is to provide relief to Americans, then the bill should (in theory) be a few paragraphs at most.

But this bill is literally 5,593 pages… and contains some of the most absurd provisions imaginable.

For starters, Americans will receive $600 in ‘relief’.

So, we are not allowed to operate our business and earn a living for ourselves. In exchange, the government will will send us enough money to buy some new, warm,  clothes so you can stay warm while you stand in line at the free soup kitchen.

Page 1,461 of the bill, for example, authorizes nearly $135 million for BURMA (aka Myanmar) “to promote ethnic and religious tolerance…in Kachin, Karen, Rakhine, and Shan states”.

What bureaucrat could possibly come up with something so absurd? You get $600, but a bunch of corrupt generals in Burma get to rake in US taxpayer funds under the guise of ethnic and religious tolerance… but ONLY in FOUR out of Burma’s 14 states.

So tough luck if you’re a Burmese warlord living in the states of Bago or Yangon… because obviously it would be ridiculous to give those states any money.)

Another $45 million of taxpayer money (page 1,491) will be awarded to key government officials in Central America– places like El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala– in order to “combat corruption”. Now there is some money well spent.

You can’t make this stuff up– they are giving money to corrupt politicians to fund anti-corruption programs. It’s genius!

Another $10 million of taxpayer money (page 1,486) will be given to the government of Pakistan SPECIFICALLY for gender studies programs.

They’re giving piles of money to plenty of foreign countries, including Ukraine ($453 million), Sudan ($700 million), the Republic of Georgia ($132 million), Bangladesh ($198 million), Vietnam ($170 million), and several others.

Then there’s the small matter of $33 million for “democracy programs” in Venezuela. I’m sure Nicholas Maduro will use those funds well. Talk about throwing a shovel of dirt into the Grand Canyon!

Here’s a twist for ya – The real irony is that, while allocated $33 million for Venezuela on page 1498, page 1347 of the bill expressly prohibits any funding for Venezuela. Unbelievable.

Perhaps most noteworthy is that Members of Congress didn’t receive the final bill yesterday until roughly two hours before the scheduled vote.

So let’s put this into perspective. The all time World Speed Reading Competition champion is able to read an average of 4,200 words per minute with 67% comprehension.

So it would take her more than nine hours to read this bill in its entirety, and she’d still lose about a third of it.

There’s no way anyone in Congress was able to read this bill, or even thumb through enough of it to understand the big picture. And yet they still voted in favor of it, costing taxpayers another trillion dollars.

At least we are only a few days away from 2021!!!!

Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Dec
18

As a scientist with experience in the medical field, people have asked me to comment on the COVID 19 vaccines. I have read many medical studies so I can read lengthy studies VERY quickly because I know what is important and where to look.

Reading the Food and Drug Administration report on the Pfizer vaccine yielded some INTERESTING results.  

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The first notable event is that ZERO…yes ZERO of the study participants over the age of 75 (805 participants in this age group) contracted COVID.

A total of 20,000 subjects received the vaccine and an additional 20,000 participants received the placebo. 

Of the 20,000 that received the true vaccine ONLY 8 developed COVID (.04%). Yes several developed some transient complications. Astonishing.

Here’s where is gets interesting. Out of the 20,000 participants who received the placebo, ONLY 162 developed COVID symptoms. This is only 0.8% of the study participants that received the PLACEBO!!! 

I postulate that this is even more significant because they PROBABLY took more risks because they felt they were immunized (they did not know that thet received the placebo). 

Additionally, of these 162 that developed COVID symptoms, only THREE developed severe COVID symptoms.

What does this tell us??  

Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Mar
15

A bit off-topic but important nonetheless. Thousands of years ago, as far back as 3000 BC, the ancient Egyptians had developed a highly advanced system of writing using hieroglyphic symbols.

The used hieroglyphs for numbers as well.

A single line, for example, represented the number 1. Two strokes represented 2. Nine strokes for the number 9.

Since the Egyptians had not yet invented the “zero” in 3000 BC, representing the number 10 required a new symbol– a sort of upside down horseshoe.

So the number 99, for example, required eighteen different symbols: nine upside down horseshoes for the number 90, and another nine strokes for the number 9.

There was another symbol for 100, another for 1,000, and so forth.

The largest number in ancient Egypt was 1 million. As historian Will Durant wrote,

“The sign for 1,000,000 was a picture of a man striking his hands above his  head, as if to express amazement that such a number should exist.”

Today the national debt in the Land of the Free is just shy of $20 trillion.

It makes me wonder what symbol the ancient Egyptians would have used to represent such an absurd figure. Hope and change?

Even the concept of trillion is difficult for our minds to fully grasp as there is very little within our physical human experience which relates to it.

“Trillion” almost seems like a fantasy… a made-up number like “a bajillion” or “zillion”.

And yet, the debt is very real.

Of course, we’re told that the debt isn’t important.

Modern “experts” who win our society’s most esteemed prizes for intellectual achievement tells us that the debt doesn’t matter “because we owe it to ourselves.”

This is pitiful logic.

It’s true that “only” $6 trillion– 30% of US debt is owned by foreigners.

The rest is owned primarily by the Federal Reserve, Social Security trust funds, US banks, large US companies, and the federal government itself.

But I fail to see how this is relevant. A debt owed is a debt owed.

It’s not like the US government could simply default on the Federal Reserve in cavalier fashion; that would render the central bank completely insolvent and cause a major currency crisis.

Defaulting on the trillions of dollars owed to Social Security and other pension funds would effectively destroy the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people.

Defaulting on the debt owed to banks in the United States would cause the biggest financial crisis in US history.

Defaulting on the $1+ trillion owed major US corporations would bankrupt a number of large businesses and cause a deep recession.

And defaulting on the Department of Defense would simply be idiotic; Congress would have to immediately bail out the military with emergency funds.

So it’s difficult to find any comfort in this “we owe it to ourselves” nonsense.

The truth is that the debt absolutely matters.

It’s not some casual rounding error; it’s a major issue that already sucks up hundreds of billions of dollars in tax revenue each year just to pay INTEREST.

And that’s at a time when the government’s average interest rate is just 2%… an all-time low.

But now interest rates are starting to rise from their historic lows.

The 30-year bond yield is proportionally 50% higher than its record low from just nine months ago.

It wasn’t even that long ago, just prior to the financial crisis in late 2007, that the government’s average interest rate was around 5%.

And even that number was considered incredibly low compared to previous decades.

Yet if the average interest rate returned to just 5% (which would still be FAR below the historic average), the government would spend more than $1 trillion each year just to pay INTEREST.

Naturally they’d have to borrow even MORE money, which would add even more to the debt and make their interest payments go up even more.

History is full of examples of debt bankrupting dominant superpowers, going all the way back even before the ancient Egyptians.

This time is not different.

Debt is a ticking time bomb. And in this case, given the widespread consequences across the world, the bomb is nuclear.

But it is incredibly foolish to ignore such a prodigious risk.

Imagine there’s literally a nuke sitting on your desk right now; you don’t know when it will go off… probably not for several years at least.

But would you honestly stick around to find out?

Sure, maybe by some miracle the situation will resolve itself. Maybe every foreign government wakes up tomorrow and simultaneously forgives US debt.

We can hope for the best.

But you won’t be worse off taking astute, conservative steps to distance yourself from such obvious risks… steps that make sense no matter what happens (or doesn’t happen) in the future.

Consider retirement, for example.

For many readers, you might still be decades away from retirement.

Given current data and trends, it’s entirely possible that the US government’s finances will have deteriorated into a default scenario by then.

Paddy Deighan

http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com

Oct
02

Health Risks Associated with Tattoos

Tattoos are an art, a way of self-expression. But if you’re not careful, they may also cause a string of health risks. This is why health authorities warn against the safety of getting tattoos, especially when tattoo inks are not heavily regulated by the FDA. Here are some health risks associated with applying tattoos to one’s skin.

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  1. You may be allergic to ink or its materials.In May, NBC Newsreported that according to a new study conducted in New York City, 6 percent of respondents experienced skin problems more than four months after having tattoos applied to their bodies. Additionally, two-thirds of those who reported that they experienced rashes admitted to having allergies. Another study showed that red ink was linked to more rashes than other colors.
  1. You’re at risk for infections.The application of tattoos involves piercing the skin with a needle to inject colored ink below the skin’s surface, so you may be at risk for infections, especially if the parlor you’re getting a tattoo at is not clean. The FDA warns that dirty needles may pass infections such as hepatitis and HIV.

Dr. Marie Leger, a dermatologist at the New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, also said that ink can also be contaminated by bacteria, which can pose a threat to your health. In 2012, an outbreak of skin infections spread in upstate New York, where a batch of grey ink which was contaminated with mycobacteria that caused Mycobacterium chelonae, was used. This type of bacteria is a relative of the mycobacteria that also causes tuberculosis and leprosy.

  1. You’re more prone to itching and redness from sun exposure.LiveSciencereports that according to a Danish study conducted in 2014, researchers found that 42 percent of tattooed sunbathers had adverse reactions, mostly due to sun exposure. Respondents reported swelling, itching and redness.

Additionally, when yellow ink is exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time, the cadmium in the ink creates a reaction that can cause itching, redness and raised skin.

Not to mention that darker color tattoo ink will absorb more sun than natural skin tones and consequently, there is a greater risk of skin cancer.

  1. You may encounter difficulties getting MRI’s.The Huffington Postreports that those who sport tattoos may have problems getting magnetic resonance imaging exams, especially those with more black ink on their skin, because the ink contains iron oxide. In 2011, a case report showed that a professional football player’s black tattoo was “burned” while he was getting a MRI, and this resulted from electric currents forming in the iron in the tattoo ink.
  2. You may be at risk for nerve damage from carcinogenic nanoparticles found in ink. Health Impact Newsreports that according to a 2011 study published in The British Journal of Dermatology, nanoparticles can be found in tattoo inks, and black ink contains the smallest particles. The study also showed that some nanoparticles may be carcinogenic, or toxic enough to cause brain and nerve damage.

“Black tattoo inks are usually based on soot, are not regulated and may contain hazardous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Part of PAHs possibly stay lifelong in skin, absorb UV radiation and generate singlet oxygen, which may affect skin integrity,” the study authors wrote. “Tattooing with black inks entails an injection of substantial amounts of phenol and PAHs into skin. Most of these PAHs are carcinogenic and may additionally generate deleterious singlet oxygen inside the dermis when skin is exposed to UVA (e.g. solar radiation).”

Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com