Category Archives: Business

Are Non-Competition Agreements Enforceable or Not?

Non-competition agreements usually bar healthcare professionals both from encouraging patients to follow them to a new practice and from practicing for a certain period of time within a certain distance of the former employer’s location. There is much debate in the healthcare and legal communities, however, over the extent to which these non-compete clauses are enforceable—if at all. The truth is that non-competition agreements are sometimes enforceable and sometimes not, depending on their specific restrictions and circumstances. Continue reading

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Comitz | Beethe at the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association’s 30th Annual Fall Seminar

Comitz | Beethe, a business partner of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, will be an exhibitor tomorrow at the 30th Annual Fall Seminar at the Omni Tucson National in Tucson, Arizona.  The topic at this year’s Tucson convention is  collecting on disability insurance … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #4)

MISTAKE NO. 4: Blindly Attending an Independent Medical Exam   Insurers may ask physicians to agree to undergo an “independent” medical examination, where the insurer chooses and pays the person conducting the examination. This person may not even be a … Continue reading

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AAJ Names Ten Worst Insurers

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently released its report on “The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America.” The AAJ reached its conclusions after a thorough investigation of insurers’ legal and financial filings. Read the entire report: The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in … Continue reading

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Presenteeism: When Doctors Don’t See Doctors

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that presenteeism—working while sick—has reached epidemic proportions among doctors. The study found that three out of five residents had continued working while sick.  At one hospital, 100% of … Continue reading

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Regulate Yourself: Physicians Underreport Impaired Colleagues

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that physicians often do not report colleagues suffering from a disability. Patients are instead forced to rely upon their doctor’s own assessment of his health; this can endanger patients … Continue reading

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Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition Honors Cottonwood Grocery Store

The Safeway grocery store in Cottonwood, Arizona was recently honored at the Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition’s ADA Gala.  The store received the Justice and Equality Employment Liberty Award as “a community member or organization that has made a positive, proactive … Continue reading

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Ed Comitz Publishes “Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist”

Ed Comitz recently published an article, “Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist,” in Anesthesiology News. The article discusses how sub-specialized anesthesiologists can collect on their own-occupation disability insurance policies despite working in a new sub-specialty. Read:   Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist

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How Much Disability Insurance Should You Have?

How much disability and long-term care coverage do you need? Health problems may be a common cause of forced retirement, but what do you look for in a policy? In a DoctorPlanning.com article, “Planning for Possible Health Problems: How Much … Continue reading

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Ed Comitz Speaks at NorthStar Resource Group’s Annual Convention

Attorney Ed Comitz recently spoke at NorthStar Resource Group’s Annual Convention, held in Paradise Valley, Arizona, to a group of investment advisors. His topic: The Top 10 Mistakes Physicians Make When Buying Disability Insurance. Discussion included current disability insurance claim … Continue reading

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