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BILLINGS AND COLLECTIONS

5 ways for healthcare providers to get ready for new Medicare cards

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Through this initiative the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prevent…


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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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PHYSICIANS IN THE NEWS

Pain clinic agrees to pay $1.78 million to settle whistleblower lawsuit

Ross Feller Casey, LLP, recently announced that the Atlantic Spine & Joint Institute and its owners, Robert C. McGrath, Sr., D.O., and Robert C. McGrath, Jr., have agreed to pay…


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TECHNOLOGY

Six HIPAA violations you may be missing

Is your practice HIPAA compliant? Are you sure? Most health-care providers take very seriously this federal mandate to protect patient privacy—at least in theory. In practice, however, lots of things get


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INSIGHT

This way to the exit: How exit interviews support your management

By Paul Edwards  bio
Does your practice use exit interviews safely and beneficially? Small practices do not need to conduct these interviews in person—in fact, you shouldn’t! However, making an attempt to gather…


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YOUR CAREER

Legal education program for health care professionals now online

With health care laws and regulations changing at a near-constant pace, industry professionals need knowledge of the law when facing issues relating to…


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INSIGHT

WannaCry: Cyberattack hits critical infrastructure worldwide

By Kimberly Shutters, BCS  bio
A major worldwide ransomware attack, referred to as WannaCry, hit critical infrastructure and government computers starting mid-May, prompting warnings, patches, and…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

How to schedule employee vacations for maximum efficiency and minimum conflict

Ah, vacation. A time synonymous with sun, fun, and relaxation—unless of course you’re the manager of a busy medical practice trying to create the office vacation schedule. Yes, staff members need, want, and OK, deserve time off, but how do you plan for…


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INSIGHT

Employment Law updates for HR managers

By Mike O’Brien  bio
This is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws…


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COMPLIANCE

8 traps to avoid when investigating a sexual harassment complaint

Don’t rush to judgment—in either direction
Back in the bad old days when employers didn’t take sexual harassment seriously, harassment complaints were…


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