So, you think you’re ready to start practicing medicine in Texas. Before you can really get down to business, you need to make sure your licenses and credentials are in order. If you’re licensed in another state, you know how lengthy and tedious this process can be.
Do you have procedures in place to protect patient information, mitigate security risks, and address security breaches if/when they occur?
If not, your practice is like a compliance time bomb waiting to explode. Patient information security should be a high priority - compliance issues can easily lead to fines, reputational damage, and legal trouble.
In July 2017, the federal OIG exclusions list contained almost 68,000 individuals and entities who are excluded from federal reimbursement for goods and services. State sanctions lists often have more - some providers on state lists are not included on the federal lists.
According to Pharmacy & Therapeutics, 90% of physicians use at least one social media site for personal use. Over 65% use social media for professional purposes.