C.Doris Okafor Dike

C.Doris Okafor Dike

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Doris Dike's healthcare expertise is both deep and wide, covering regulatory compliance, contracts, health care operation audits, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) oversight. Before founding the law firm, Doris worked as a health care attorney and compliance officer. She developed and managed compliance programs that addressed government and industry requirements and their many implications. Her core areas of knowledge include risk assessments, Medicare and Medicaid law, the False Claims Act, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

During her years with the home health industry, Doris served as an executive-level advisor, interpreting complex policies and educating corporate leadership on compliance requirements. She ensured that dozens of company locations across multiple states complied with processes and procedures consistently and effectively. This work also involved reviewing business association agreements, nurse practitioner agreements, hospice and private duty contracts, and new contract proposals from private payers.

She has experience in medical license defense and nursing license defense.

Doris is a member of the American Bar Association Health Law Section, the Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, and the American Health Lawyers Association

Practice Areas
    Health Care Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
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Washington and Lee University School of Law
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (2010) | Health Administration
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24105900
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Articles & Publications
Wellness Expert: How Entrepreneurs Can Own a Medical Practice
D Ceo Healthcare
The Travel Act A new weapon in the Healthcare fraud fight
Dallas Medica Journal
Market your practice without violating the Anti-Kickback Statute
Physicians practice
HIPAA compliance tips for small medical practices
Medical Economics
10 tips to avoid embezzlement at your medical practice
Medical Economics
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Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. Botox Injections in Pa
A: Hi, I am not a lawyer in PA. I will say that here in Texas delegation really depends on state statutes. I'd check out your scope of practice laws in Pennsylvania. Certainly tele-medicine is a thing but some states have distance requirements when physicians delegate tasks. Also, are you a nurse practitioner or an RN? The NP will probably have more latitude in what they are allowed to do or not. Your best bet is to review these statutes with an experienced lawyer in your state and discuss with your supervising physician
Q. I am a nurse in wis and need to know if i need to change my name on my nursing license now or in six mouths?
A: I am not a Wisc attorney so I am not familiar with their statutes. Generally speaking, you can keep your maiden name on all documents or change your license. Its really a preference thing. Some people prefer the names on all their licenses and degrees to match.
Q. Is it considered a breach of DR/ Patient confidentiality if a NP posts the exact treatment you received on social media?
A: This becomes dicey. What was the information you posted on yelp? If you posted about her care she may respond. She may not mention the type of care you received..ie services rendered if you never mentioned what work you had done.
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