Jan 6th, 2016
Every medical office should establish measures to ensure the safety of employees and patients in case of a fire. All occupants should evacuate the premises in case of a fire, and you should implement at least two pre-arranged escape routes. Other recommendations in case of a fire include: 1. Activate the nearest fire alarm. 2. ...
Invest in new employees and focus on the benefits small practices offer. Bringing new employees up to speed requires a significant investment, which may be especially challenging in smaller offices lacking a formal training program or other dedicated resources. For practice managers in small and growing offices (two to 10 practitioners), there are several ways ...
Nov 23rd, 2015
Every workplace must display the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) poster (OSHA Publication 3165), or the state plan equivalent. The poster explains worker rights to a safe workplace and how to file a complaint. Employers must display the poster in a conspicuous place where workers can see it. You can download a copy or ...
Part 3: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Act By Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, CMPE, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPHQ OSHA requires employers to provide a safe workplace for employees, and grants employees with the right to working conditions free from risk of serious harm. The burden of compliance depends on the industry you’re in. Mining, ...
Six takeaways illustrate the importance for providers to have a working compliance plan. By Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, CMPE, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPHQ Compliance is the hot topic in healthcare right now — and with good reason. Government payers, especially, are aggressively targeting compliance vulnerabilities, including improper coding and billing (intentional or otherwise), HIPAA lapses, ...