WASHINGTON, DC — September 29 , 2023 — Preparing physicians to navigate the complex world of healthcare regulations, the American Association for Physician Leadership has published a new book,, written by Timothy E. Paterick, MD, JD, MBA.
“Physicians often are uneasy when faced with the legal and regulatory demands prevalent in today's healthcare landscape, as the extensive legal and regulatory knowledge required is typically absent from their medical education,” Paterick said.
“Yet they need a working understanding of healthcare regulations and employment laws, which can significantly impact their medical practice life, potentially leading to the loss of their medical license, harm to their reputation, and civil or criminal penalties.”
The book provides a comprehensive and thorough analysis of healthcare and employment laws, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) vulnerabilities, legal pitfalls, complexities of peer review, the importance of professional regulatory compliance, and the potential complications of National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) review.
It equips physicians with the proactive approach needed to navigate the heavily regulated and legally complex medical world. By understanding these concepts and gaining knowledge, physicians can confidently handle the evolving environment of federal regulatory policies and employment laws, which significantly impact their medical practice. Real-life examples are included to reinforce the content and solidify the understanding that all physicians need.
About the American Association for Physician Leadership
The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) is focused on the personal transformation of all physicians, and through them the organizations they serve. With the goal of improving patient outcomes, workforce wellness, and a refinement of all healthcare delivery, AAPL has remained the only association solely focused on providing professional development, leadership education, and management training exclusively for physicians. Since its founding in 1975, AAPL has educated 250,000+ physicians across 40 countries—including CEOs, chief medical officers, and physicians at all levels of healthcare.