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INSIGHT

It’s not me, it’s you: 5 office policies to break up with

By Paul Edwards  bio
Springtime may mean that love is in the air, but your office can’t hesitate to dump a policy that creates problems. Some policies are so…


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INSIGHT

Ready, Set, HIPAA Enforcement: 2017 is going to be a year to remember

By Danika Brinda  bio
HIPAA Data Breaches and HIPAA Enforcement were definitely off to the races in the first two months of 2017. While previous years have started slower and …


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READER TIPS

For a Colorado clinic, telecommuting fills the gap in long-term absences

A large Colorado clinic has started allowing staff to work from home. But unlike most employers, it doesn’t…


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INSIGHT

PTO rollover: Is it required?

By Paul Edwards  bio
What does your practice do about unused PTO from last year? Doctors and office managers often ask us questions like this…


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RISK MANAGEMENT

4 immediate steps to take when an office romance blossoms

To meet that one special guy or gal. . . . It’s the stuff dreams are made of. But when that love connection takes place within…


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INSIGHT

Just days into the New Year and already 2 HIPAA fines

By Danika Brinda  bio
Well, HIPAA enforcement in 2017 is getting off to an active start. While 2016 saw a record year with 13 HIPAA Enforcement fines amounting to $23.5 million, the OCR has already…


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INSIGHT

Pregnancy discrimination: don’t let good intentions get you in trouble

By Paul Edwards  bio
Chances are, you would never intentionally discriminate against a pregnant employee, and your doctor(s) and team probably feel the…


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COMPLIANCE

Beware of HIPAA-related text messaging risks

The ease, speed, and efficiency of mobile device-based text messaging has made it a primary communications tool among doctors and other health care providers, covered entities, and business associates. But this convenience can also lead to security risks, cautions Melissa (Lisa) Thompson, a shareholder in…


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INSIGHT

22 questions a manager should ask before firing an employee

By Lynne Curry  bio
The final revenge of the fired employee: The manager makes an unwitting but critical mistake that unravels the firing decision or results in a painful payout to the…


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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

So, now what? How a Trump presidency will impact your office and the ACA

Needless to say, the election of Donald Trump will have major ramifications on the entire health care industry. But while changes are a certainty, it is far from clear what…


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