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SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICY

Model Employee Social Networking Policy

Why you need this model policy:

This model policy will help you protect your practice from the potential threat posed by employee blogging, tweeting, Instagramming, and other social networking.

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MANAGING THE OFFICE

Model Flu Vaccination Policy
(Mandatory and Voluntary)

Why you need this policy:

Vaccination is the most effective defense against flu viruses. So it behooves you to ensure that your staff members get flu shots every year at the start of every flu season. But what if someone neglects or just plain refuses to be vaccinated?

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MANAGING THE OFFICE

Model Tool: Office move checklist

Why you need this checklist:

When moving offices, there is no room for error. Every day that physicians can’t get into the new location or can’t see their patients, the practice is out of business. The key to success is good planning.

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COMPLIANCE

Model Tool: Checklist of steps to take when conducting an investigation

Why you need this checklist:

When an employee makes a complaint, whether it’s an accusation of sexual harassment, bullying or an alleged workplace safety hazard, you have an obligation to conduct a thorough and timely investigation. In many circumstances, the filing of a complaint sets in motion several legal and regulatory requirements for a business.

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MANAGING THE OFFICE

Model Policy: Nondiscrimination and diversity

Why you need this model policy:

Offering equal opportunity to individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other personal characteristics not related to their professional abilities is not just a legal mandate but an economic imperative.


COMPLIANCE

Model Section 1557 Civil Rights Grievance Procedure

Why you need this model policy and procedure:

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires covered entities to adopt safeguards to avoid discriminating on the basis of…

MANAGING STAFF

Model Policy: Moonlighting

Why you need this policy:

Employees may hold other jobs that have the potential to interfere with their work at the practice.


BILLING & COLLECTIONS

Model Policy: Patient billings, collection and financial

Why you need this policy:

Doctors have every right—and need—to be paid. But getting patients to pay their bills on time is a major challenge that forces you to confront a bewildering array of regulatory requirements, managed care and insurance contracts, and ethical constraints stemming from the doctor-patient relationship.


MANAGING STAFF

Model Policy: Recognition and social functions

Why you need this policy:

From time to time your medical practice may wish to recognize staff members’ milestones, achievements, and/or special occasions.


WORKPLACE SAFETY

Model Notice: Alcohol consumption at practice party

Why you need this notice:

Holiday and other office parties often include alcohol, and excessive alcohol consumption poses risks for employees.

 
 
 


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