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How Long Must I Retain Medical Records?

There is a great deal of conflicting information about how long medical records must be retained. Providers can even fear discarding anything at all. Let us clear up some of the confusion!

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Mask Free – Not Quite Yet!

On Monday, June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare employers. The implementation deadline for partial compliance is July 5, 2021, and July 21, 2021, for complete compliance (including employee training).

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Are You Ready for the 21st Century Cures Act Enforcement?

The Century Cures Act was signed into law four years ago on December 13, 2016. Although this regulation (law) has been in the making for nearly four years, the general effective date was June 30, 2020. The compliance requirements for Information Blocking, Assurances, and APIs start April 5, 2021.

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Social Media & the Compliant Clinic

Social Media is one of the most cost-efficient methods of marketing. It is a great way to connect to people in your area and attract new patients, but it can become your foe if you, as a healthcare provider, ignore your obligations to protect health information.

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Why So Many Chiropractic Audits?

With private insurers falling in line behind the government, it has become increasingly common for records requests and audits to come flying in from all directions. Because of this focus, DCs and CAs must learn more about rules and regulations, adding “documentation experts” to their many hats.

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What’s SOP, Doc?

During a recent after-dinner trip to a favorite ice cream eatery, I happened into the ladies’ room. Hanging next to the sink was a detailed and illustrated explanation of how to wash your hands. Honestly, do any of us really need a primer on how to wash our hands? Of course not! But this national chain ice cream eatery was practicing what most of corporate America knows is vital to running a business: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). If they wanted their employees to properly wash their hands, they were going to spell it out, step by step.

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The Practice Challenge No One Expects

No office expects it… you go to work; you go home and get up the next day to start all over again. The phone rings and you cannot believe your ears. You have worked there for years and now everything has changed in just one phone call. No one expected it.

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Consistent Compliance = Regular Reimbursement

Creating consistency in the systems you put in place is easy, but compliance can be complicated, overwhelming, and confusing. It is not surprising that many doctors zone out when they hear the word “compliance.”

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HIPAA Heartburn

We interact with enough providers every week to know that nobody wants to have to worry about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It’s not fun, and it’s not sexy. But it’s important.

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The Compliance Officer

A Compliance Officer (CO) is a workforce member or outside person that takes on the role and responsibility of implementing and managing the Compliance program for your facility.

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