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LEAVES OF ABSENCE

How to manage maternity or leaves of absence

Employee leaves of absence for maternity or medical reasons can be tricky to navigate and can place heavy staffing and…


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BLOG

Immigration, salary threshold, LGBTQ discrimination, emojis and more

By Mike O’Brien  bio
Administration (SSA) just announced its plan to mail a second set of “no-match letters” to employers this fall. These notices request…


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BLOG

Salary threshold increases getting review

By Mike O’Brien  bio
DOL sends proposed FLSA salary threshold increases to OMB for final review…


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COMPLIANCE

Massachusetts practice busted for taking free POCT cups from Millennium

Case: A northern Massachusetts medical practice and Detroit pain clinic became the latest downstream providers to…


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BLOG

5 essential steps to ensure an effective HIPAA program

By Danika Brinda  bio
HIPAA Compliance is a term that is often thrown around the healthcare industry; however, I commonly ask myself: Is the meaning of HIPAA Compliance the same throughout the…


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MEDICATION DISPOSAL

New EPA laws ban flushing of opioids & other hazardous pharmaceuticals

On Aug. 21, a new federal rule took effect banning labs and other healthcare facilities from flushing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals into the…


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ENFORCEMENT

Doctors pay $1.1 million to settle genetic test kickback claims

Kickbacks for genetic test referrals has become a focus of recent federal enforcement action. The most recent case involves…


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COMPLIANCE

The ABCs of Provider Compliance: A necessity in today’s healthcare climate

The word “compliance” constitutes one of the most under-estimated forces of change in healthcare today. Kathleen Hessler, RN, JD, CHC, CHPC, Director of Compliance & Risk, Simione Healthcare Consultants, says…


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COMPLIANCE

5 tested ways to make your billing and coding more profitable

The health of your medical practice depends on good quality coding and billing work. One of the most important roles in the medical office that…


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YOUR CAREER

Are you “aggressive” or “assertive”? Take this quick self-evaluation and find out

To manage people, a manager has to be assertive.
But be aware that there’s a strong difference between being assertive and…


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