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What Is a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment & Why Is It Important?

Posted by 99 MGMT on Jun 13, 2019 10:46:43 AM

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.

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Topics: Compliance, Liability, HIPAA, Practice Management, IT

Guide to OIG Exclusion Lists - What Physician Owners Need to Know

Posted by 99 MGMT on May 10, 2019 8:24:58 AM

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.

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Topics: Operations, Compliance, Liability, HIPAA, HR

11 HIPAA Technical Safeguards to Improve Healthcare Data Security

Posted by 99 MGMT on Sep 28, 2018 8:00:02 AM
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Topics: Operations, Compliance, Liability, HIPAA, Practice Management, IT

9 Crazy (And Expensive) Stark Law Violation Examples

Posted by 99 MGMT on Apr 18, 2018 2:12:35 PM


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Topics: Operations, Compliance, Liability

Private Practice Physician Contractor vs Employee: How to Classify

Posted by 99 MGMT on Feb 12, 2018 8:05:49 AM
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Topics: Operations, Compliance, Liability, HR, Practice Management

14 Pre-Employment Background Check Tips for Private Practice Owners

Posted by 99 MGMT on Feb 6, 2018 11:49:02 AM

Pre-employment background checks are necessary for ensuring patient safety, a safe work environment for other employees in your practice, and serve as a safeguard against compliance issues (HIPAA or otherwise).

According to the FCRA, background checks are used to collect information “bearing on a consumer’s credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living.”

While these checks are necessary, they’re also easy to mishandle if you’re not familiar with compliance laws. Bumbled background checks can lead to financial and legal conflicts for your practice.

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Topics: Operations, Compliance, Liability, HR

What Does At Will Employment Really Mean for Your Private Practice?

Posted by 99 MGMT on Dec 27, 2017 11:13:00 AM
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Topics: Business Growth, Compliance, Liability, HR

4 Social Media HIPAA Violations That Are Shockingly Common

Posted by 99 MGMT on Nov 16, 2017 2:38:45 PM

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.

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Topics: Compliance, Liability, HIPAA, Social Media