Estate Planning Terms to Know

Estate planning is an incredibly important tool, not just for the wealthy or those thinking about retirement. On the contrary, estate planning is something every...
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Are You Providing Patients with their Records Quickly Enough?

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) continues to enforce their HIPAA Right of Access initiative on behalf of patients. We can help you stay on...
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Happy Thanksgiving from Rickard & Associates!

At Rickard & Associates, we are very thankful for you and all of our clients! We appreciate you subscribing to our post! We hope everyone...
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Protect Your Practice Against Telemedicine Fraud

Telemedicine has continued to thrive in a post-pandemic world, but with the expansion of services comes the expansion of fraud. We can help you stay...
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Do I Need an Estate Plan?

Absolutely. No matter your circumstances, it is essential that you have an estate plan done to protect your future, your family, your assets, and your...
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Ready for an Audit?

Government audits are in full swing and it is essential that your practice is ready. Failure to prepare could result in large fines and loss...
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What’s Wrong with Using an Online Will?

While an online will might seem like a quick and easy solution to your estate planning problems, they can lead to many issues and costs...
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Are Your Patients Searching for a New Doctor?

If your patients are not happy with their experience, they may be in the market for a new physician. We can help you stay on...
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How to Choose: Will v. Trust

Depending on your situation, assets, stage in life and more, you might need a trust, a will, or both. We can help explain the differences...
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Are You Protected Against Cyberattacks?

During the height of the COVID-19 panic, hospitals and healthcare entities were constantly being warned of the possibility of cyberattacks. While many were thwarted, cyberattacks...
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I’m Not Wealthy – Do I Need an Estate Plan?

Yes, an estate plan protects so much more than wealth. Many clients think they do not need a full estate plan, because they are not...
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How To Protect Your Practice from a Whistleblower Lawsuit

When a whistleblower suit is brought against a company or practice, there were usually many warnings that were ignored or not dealt with appropriately. Many...
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Top 5 Reasons You Need an Estate Plan Today

We know that estate plans can often get put on the back-burner. Many of our clients come in and let us know they have been...
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How To Update Your Compliance Risk Assessment

Compliance Risk Assessments are critically important in healthcare practices. When utilized correctly, they can save entities from fines, problems, and consequences. We can help you...
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Estate Planning: What is a Fiduciary?

A fiduciary is a person that must act in your best interests, within the realm of estate planning. In estate planning, the people that you...
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Is Your EHR a Problem?

If you are like many physician practices, the electronic health record (EHR) can be a source of dissatisfaction and increase resignations. We can help you...
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The Basics: What is an Estate?

Many clients come to us not know what is a part of their estate. We can help you stay on top of the latest news...
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Do Cyberattacks Increase Mortality?

Yes, according to a recent study. We can help you stay on top of the latest news that affects your everyday life. Subscribe to stay...
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When Should I Have an Estate Plan?

Now is the time to have an estate plan – no matter your age, stage in life, wealth or assets. Many clients think they do...
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The Dangers of Unpatched Medical Devices

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a notice regarding their concerns of unpatched and legacy medical devices. We can help you stay on top...
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Michigan: What Happens to Your Assets When You Don’t Have an Estate Plan?

While many people fail to update their estate plans or even have an estate plan, they often don’t know what this means for their assets....
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