Monthly Archives: May 2012

What We’re Reading – Is your telephone hurting your practice? Phone do’s and don’ts

When you really think of it, a patient’s first impression of your practice occurs long before he or she meets the clinician.  It begins to be formed when the patient calls the doctor’s office to make an appointment or obtain … Read Full Post

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Antidiscrimination in the workplace: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the cornerstone of federal antidiscrimination legislation. It was the nation’s first comprehensive federal law making it illegal to discriminate in employing anyone based on said person’s race, color , religion, gender or ethnicity. … Read Full Post

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Tracking the Details

AHCA, CMS and accrediting organizations require the continuous tracking of certain information, such as educational hours, license expiration dates and insurance coverage, just to name a few.   Home health agencies and nurse registries vary in their sophistication and mechanisms to … Read Full Post

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5010 Update: Extension of Enforcement Discretion Period for Updated HIPAA Transaction Standards through June 30, 2012

(March 15, 2012) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) is announcing that it will not initiate enforcement action for an additional three (3) months, through June 30, 2012, against any covered entity … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Patient non-compliance adds millions to health care costs

Patient non compliance with medications adds as much as $317 million to the nation’s health bill. The issues contributing to patients’ failure to take their meds range from cost (16%) to worry about the medication itself (15%), but by far … Read Full Post

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