There are several reasons for the closing and/or sale of medical practices. The primary cause is financial strain, which was exacerbated last year as a result of the global pandemic.
Healthcare compliance training is a highly important part of any medical organization’s functions. Without it, medical facilities couldn’t legally operate, and the quality of patient care across the country would plummet.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 helped cut down on healthcare fraud and ensure that employees could maintain healthcare coverage while between jobs. Since its original creation, several updates have been made to HIPAA to help improve privacy protection for patients and health plan members.
As with all healthcare awareness holidays, the goal is to bring light to aspects of the field that might be overlooked, or simply not talked about enough, and to share important information that could help save lives.
As anyone who works in the healthcare industry knows, maintaining HIPAA compliance is one of the most important responsibilities you hold.
As with any business, there are certain laws and regulations put in place that exist solely to protect patrons of those businesses, and medical practices are no exception.
Physician credentialing - every physician goes through it. It’s a long and tedious process, but it is absolutely imperative to complete if you plan to actively practice medicine.
As the United States prepares to face a second-wave of COVID-19, many practitioners have begun transitioning to more telemedicine visits whenever possible to help flatten the curve and mitigate risk of spreading the virus.
It’s clearer each passing day that not only is the world changing, but the way healthcare is practiced is changing as well. Returning to the way things were before with crowded waiting rooms and little in the way of personal protective equipment (PPE) is unsafe and illogical.
As anyone who works in healthcare knows, you can’t provide the best service to your patients if you don’t have the best staff working in your practice. Often times though, recruiting can be harder than it sounds.