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Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs

By 2017, 2018, OSHA / HIPAA / CLIA, Practice Operations
Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs By: Kelly D. Ogle, BSDH, MIOP, CMPM, CHOP® Director of OSHA and HIPAA Services Disposal of Drugs and Contaminated Materials Hazardous drugs (HDs) and contaminated materials should be disposed of in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. Any discarded HDs greater than residue amounts should be evaluated as to...
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MIPS survival guide for 2018: How to avoid a negative adjustment

By 2017, Coding and Auditing, Practice Operations, Regulatory Compliance
MIPS survival guide for 2018: How to avoid a negative adjustment By Grant Huang Director of Content at DoctorsManagement January marks the start of the second year of Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) – but the end of the transition year. That means tougher minimum reporting requirements just to avoid a negative payment adjust...
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Trump’s OSHA

By 2017, 2018, OSHA / HIPAA / CLIA, Practice Operations
Trump's OSHA By: Kelly D. Ogle, BSDH, MIOP, CMPM, CHOP® Director of OSHA and HIPAA Services When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016, the general expectation was a reduction in OSHA rule- making, inspections, and enforcement. The number of workplace OSHA inspections from January 20—July 20, 2017, was roughly the same...
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Recent OSHA Enforcement: Whistleblower Protection

By 2017, 2018, OSHA / HIPAA / CLIA, Practice Operations
Recent OSHA Enforcement: Whistleblower Protection By: Kelly D. Ogle, BSDH, MIOP, CMPM, CHOP® Director of OSHA and HIPAA Services  A Connecticut district court has ruled that Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford must repay the lost wages of three workers who were fired after they announced their concerns about potential tuberculosis exposure in their workplace. OSHA...
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Electrical Safety

By 2017, 2018, OSHA / HIPAA / CLIA, Practice Operations
Electrical Safety By: Kelly D. Ogle, BSDH, MIOP, CMPM, CHOP® Director of OSHA and HIPAA Services Healthcare workers may use electrical devices on a daily basis without thinking of the potential hazards.  Even the low-voltage medical equipment used in outpatient settings can create dangers such as— Electrical shock Electrocution Fires Explosions. Extension cords may be the...
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Why Telemedicine Could Be The Next Frontier

By 2017, Practice Development, Practice Operations, Practice Profits
Why Telemedicine Could Be The Next Frontier By Valora S. Gurganious, MBA, CHBC, Partner, and Senior Management Consultant Technology is ubiquitous in modern society, and just when we thought that computers could not replace the “human touch” of a healthcare provider, technology is making specialized care accessible to patients anywhere there is an internet connection....
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