The Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as Stark Law, bans physicians from referring patients to “designated health services” payable by health coverage programs such as Medicare or Medicaid with which the physician or an immediate family member has a financial relationship (unless a rare exception applies).
As a physician, you play a pivotal role in your community. You and your team are responsible for keeping everyone healthy, and the weight of your daily responsibilities can take a toll on your mental health and well-being. Loss of passion at work, feeling mentally drained, and not feeling like you’re achieving your goals - these (just to name a few) are some of the challenges that physicians just like you can face. These feelings can lead to weariness, and even worse, burnout.
In today’s digital era, we rely heavily on social media platforms for both professional and personal use.
As the internet gains more users who are ready to share their lives by the minute, social platforms are climbing in the number of users and popularity.
With the rise of the digital era and almost everyone being able to share their opinion with just a few clicks - it’s important to keep up with your online reputation and to know how to respond to the good, the bad, and even the ugly.
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.