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ICD-10: ARE YOU READY?

Surveys show that less than 50% of physicians know what the ICD-10 transition is. I’m here to tell you, you NEED to know! ICD-10 WILL affect your paycheck, in fact, it could leave you with a 3-9 month delay in reimbursements. Now that I’ve got your attention, the transition will take place on October 1, 2014. CMS has stated that ...

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: 10 RECOMMENDATIONS PROPERLY LETTING GO OF A MEDICAL PRACTICE EMPLOYEE

Firing any employee can be a difficult undertaking for many employers, and requires skill to do it right. Physicians and office managers are often too talkative, belligerent, or even apologetic when telling an employee that he or she is being “let go.” Other times they simply “cave in” if the employee becomes too emotional or threatening, and decide to capitulate ...

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PROTECTING PHI: PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

Covered entities can expect increased regulation, legislation and penalties… Many medical offices struggle with the various and ever-changing requirements for privacy and security compliance. Increasing regulation and, most importantly, stringent enforcement of these regulations is a reality that all within the broad aspects of the medical community must face. The regulations and compliance are now tied to reimbursement, as in ...

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TAX OR PENALTY AND DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

It is all semantics and what it really means is some physicians will stop practicing, there will be less people wanting to go through medical school and smaller practices may find it hard to sustain themselves. There is no question that some serious overhauling needs to done to the current state of health care in the United States, but is ...

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