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Here is the Silver Bullet of HIPAA Compliance

There is much to do to comply with all that HIPAA requires. First, consider ‘what’ you have to comply with (Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rule. The Enforcement Rule prescribes Civil Monetary Penalties and (often) Corrective Action Plans (ongoing government involvement) to remediate violations. The privacy rule identifies when Protected Health Information (PHI) [..]

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What Medicaid Providers Need to Know about CIA’s and How They Can Affect Your Practice

I don’t know the backstory regarding MB2 Dental’s Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). Here is what I do know: ·      Corporate Integrity Agreements have become a favorite tool of the OIG. ·      You can gain valuable insights on how to protect your practice by reading CIAs (and other government enforcement actions). Every CIA includes requirements that the organization [..]

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Breaking News – President Elect Trump Says New I-9 Form Will Help Make America Great Again

The headline is a horrible rumor, but the new I-9 form is FINALLY here. My dad always said, “better late then never”. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ I-9 employment eligibility verification form officially expired March 31, 2016, but no replacement was issued – until now. Employers must use the new form beginning January 22, [..]

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We are Hiring!

We are looking for some exceptional people to join our team! We have the following openings: Compliance Specialist (HIPAA) The perfect applicant will: Have at least 5 years experience in the dental field Be personable and able to make connections with people quickly Have a strong understanding of and willingness to become an expert in [..]

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Will Trump trump Obamacare?

Donald Trump, whether he is an ace in the hole or a fart in the wind we have to keep on keeping on. November’s presidential election was perhaps the surprise of the century. In the aftermath, everyone on both sides of the aisle have so many questions and are filled with all kinds of speculation. [..]

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I Hate Compliance

Really. I hate the word “Compliance.” It kind of makes me feel like I am giving up a part of myself. It makes me feel like Captain Picard staring out his ship’s screen looking at this overwhelming monster-The Borg, demanding submission. Maybe I am just a nerd like that? Does compliance irk you too? WARNING: [..]

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Time to Update your Employee Posters

Sometimes government agencies update requirements pertaining to labor law posters. In July 2016, the feds made a couple changes that necessitate an update of your OSHA posters.This is the first change we’ve seen in nearly 3 years to the federal poster. As a result, it is time to update your posters. If you need a reputable [..]

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