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NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

HIPAA Refresher: Is your practice on top of NPPs?

By Ranadene K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
I know, HIPAA is old news. And ALL of your offices are presenting your patients with a HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) already…


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MIPS

MIPS reporting deadlines are fast approaching: 10 things to do and know

Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period. Don’t wait until the last minute…


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INSIGHT

What makes a successful practice manager

By Shane Carter  bio
Being a practice manager in today’s healthcare environment is a very tough job. Disruptive and transformational change is underway in health care delivery. The modernization of…


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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment in the workplace: how your practice’s policy can make a difference

Employees are more likely to report sexual harassment they witness at work when there is a zero-tolerance policy in place, according to a new study conducted by…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

Can you require your medical office workers to get a flu shot?

Vaccination is the most effective defense against flu viruses. So it behooves you to ensure that your medical office workers get flu shots every year at the start of…


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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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INSIGHT

The predatory patient and your workplace environment

By Lynne Curry  bio
You’ve met the predatory patient and possibly even tangled with him. He or she makes life difficult for your staff, particularly your front desk employees…


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PATIENT CREDITS

3 questions to help you handle patient credits

By Ranadene K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
How does your office deal with patient credits? More importantly, does your office deal with patient credits at all? Believe it not, not all offices do. There are several reasons why an…


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INSIGHT

HIPAA data breaches in 2017: Another record breaking year!

By Danika Brinda  bio
Unfortunately as promised, 2017 brought many challenges to properly protecting patient information in healthcare. We saw a record number of data breaches in 2016 with cybersecurity being on…


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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

5 blind spots in sexual harassment policies and how to fix them

Recent months have witnessed the morphing of workplace sexual harassment prevention from legal requirement to moral imperative…


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