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HOW CAN A REVOCABLE TRUST HELP PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

Physician’s routinely see that an illness or incapacity can wreak havoc on a family. Just as you have insurance to help you and your loved ones in the event of a disability, a revocable trust can also help protect your family. A revocable trust is a powerful estate planning tool that can serve many important purposes in your overall financial ...

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WHO’S POACHING YOUR PATIENTS?

Understanding the answers to three simple questions can stop the poaching of your patient’s and generate a substantial amount of additional revenue for your practice. On the heels of the sweeping Healthcare reform changes, a national group of business and healthcare professionals came together to establish solutions to the dilemmas facing physicians. Their primary mission was to develop a methodology ...

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CUSTOM VS. OVER THE COUNTER ORTHOTICS

By Steven Lebow, Pedorthist When should a physician be prescribing an over the counter orthotic verse a customer orthotic to assist with alleviating foot, knee, hip or back pain? As a Pedorthist I am often approached by people stating that they have purchased custom orthotics from their doctor only to wear the orthotics once or twice and put them in ...

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COULD YOUR STRENGTHS BE HOLDING YOU BACK?

Lessons Learned from High Achievers Or…”What got you here, may not get you there.” Think back through your academic and professional careers to the wide variety of glowing descriptors peppering your evaluations, letters of recommendation, and cards of praise and gratitude from patients and others whose lives you have touched. Most high-achievers become so used to praise and superlatives that ...

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THREE TIPS TO MARKET YOUR PRACTICE

At the “Today’s Practice” event held in Las Vegas, I started my talk by saying, “if you are a staff physician at a hospital, you won’t need to stay for my talk. If on the other hand you have a practice that you are responsible for bringing in new patients then you want to pay attention to this talk, and ...

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KEY BENEFITS OF MEDICAL RECORDS SCANNING

There are many benefits associated with the digitization of paper medical records. Whether or not your organization is using or considering a term purchase of an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) System, DMS (Document Management System) or just looking to clear up some valuable space currently being over-run with boxes of old documents, the digitization of your paper records is a ...

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STRESS! ADDRESSING THE UNSEEN FOE…

STRESS!! Addressing the elephant in the corridors, the exam rooms, and in the mirror. As physicians we are no strangers to stress- learning to perform under pressure is part of the package. But in “perfecting” this skill, could we be losing sight of the real impact of stress in our lives and in the lives of our patients? The changes ...

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RED ALERT: 3 HAZARD SIGNS AHEAD WHEN IT COMES TO HANDLING PERSONAL DATA

Winds are driving significant considerations for all organizations that handle personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). At CSR, we know how easy it is for an organization to lose data that must be protected. All it takes is a lost laptop, smart phone or USB drive with sensitive data -just some of dangers surrounding portable technology. Malware ...

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DATA PROTECTION LAWS ARE GLOBAL AND ENFORCED

Every one of us in the payment space knows that data protection and regulation is central to all we do. There is no one in the industry that is not familiar with the PCI DSS at this point. Whether you are in favor of this or not, whether you believe in it or not, the simple truth is that data ...

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THE TRUE COST OF A HIPAA BREACH

Another week, another data breach. On September 10th, healthcare behemothKaiser Permanente sent out a letter to 670 patients, notifying them that their PHI had been impermissibly emailed out of network. But in light of all these recent data breaches and security failures, one might ask, “who cares?” If fixing the issue is as simple as writing an apology letter like ...

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