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Compliance Tool: Model In-Office Phlebotomist Agreement

The following Model Agreement between a referring physician and a testing lab was created by Savannah, GA, lab compliance attorney Adam Walters and structured to minimize kickback liability risks to each party in accordance with the OIG 1994 Special Fraud Alert, which remains the definitive source of federal guidance on the subject. Speak to your attorney about adapting the model for your own use.

TOOL: Model Employee Illness/Injury Reporting Policy

The OSHA Recordkeeping Standard requires you to record and potentially report work-related illnesses and injuries. Reporting of illnesses and injuries is also crucial to investigating, identifying and correcting problems that can lead to further incidents and OSHA violations. So, it’s crucial to establish a policy and procedure for workers to report workplace injuries and illnesses. You can adapt this Model Policy to ensure prompt and proper reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses.

COMPLIANCE

TOOL: Model Religious Accommodations Policy

Mere tolerance of religious differences in the workplace isn’t enough. Federal and state discrimination laws also require employers to…

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SAFEGUARDING PHI

Model HIPAA Privacy Reminder to Reception and Other Staff

Why you need this memo:

Your medical office staff understands the imperative of safeguarding personal health information (PHI) and wouldn’t let strangers roam about the facilities freely. But it’s easy for them to lower their guard when a former employee comes back to the practice, e.g., to pick up a final paycheck or just make a social call.

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TELEHEALTH

CY 2019 List of Medicare Telehealth Services

Why you need this tool:

Has your practice recently implemented telehealth? If so, you might not know which CPT codes are available for reimbursement.


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PROJECT LESSONS LEARNED SUMMARY

Model Project Summary

Why you need this summary:

A rite of passage to becoming a great manager is learning to fail in a way that stretches you without breaking you and results in wisdom that improves your resilience and future decision-making. In other words, failure is not necessarily bad. Your ability to grow from the experience, however, depends on your willingness to honestly assess the good, the bad, and the ugly of what went wrong and why.

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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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