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Are online coding discussions putting your practice at risk?

By Cheryl Toth, MBA  bio
Here’s an email we recently saw while monitoring a specialty coding listserv…


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WORKPLACE BULLYING

How to beat the workplace bully in your medical office

Loss of good employees, low morale, and communication breakdowns caused by office bullies are costing…


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3 steps a manager must take to end harmful gossip in the workplace

By Lynne Curry  bio
Gossip, it spreads as fast as wildfire, sours the workplace, negatively impacts morale and productivity, and can create legal liability. If you’d like to wipe it out…


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INCREASING PROFITS

21 easy ways to boost practice profitability fast

Simple changes to billing procedures, hiring policies, purchasing, patient relations, and other daily activities can have a positive impact on…


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SAFEGUARDING PHI

Traps to avoid: Giving ex-practice employees access to PHI

Your medical office staff understands the imperative of safeguarding personal health information (PHI) and wouldn’t let strangers…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

The key ingredients of a profitable medical practice

Medical office managers are often so focused on the day-to-day that it can be easy to lose sight of the…


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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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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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CYBERSECURITY

The 10 things HHS says you should be doing to stop phishing, ransomware and other threats

HHS has published a Guidance on cybersecurity for healthcare organizations. Even though it’s voluntary, the new HHS Guidance is significant to the…


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RISK MANAGEMENT

8 steps to quickly and (almost) painlessly creating an employee handbook tailored to your medical office

Writing an employee handbook from scratch can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What do you include? And how are you going to find time to write the thing? It’s tempting to…


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