6 privacy landmines and how to avoid stepping on them

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A healthcare attorney spotlights big problems and offers advice on ways to navigate around the pitfalls, from cybersecurity insurance to HIPAA, social media to patient access. While the healthcare industry grapples with data breaches and privacy and security regulations, there are common pitfalls that are easy to run into without proper planning. Erin Whaley, a… Read more »

2016 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule Now Available

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The Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2016 has been released by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. For 2016’s schedule, the ACIP made the following specific changes from 2015’s recommendations: Interval change for 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) followed by 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) from… Read more »

Zika virus: CDC issues worker protection guidelines

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Recommend full hand-hygiene compliance, use of personal protective equipment Public health authorities have issued new guidelines to protect workers who treat patients exposed to the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has warned small, localized outbreaks of the virus are likely in the U.S. in the near future. The guidelines provide recommendations for… Read more »

Medscape’s 2016 Physician Compensation Report

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One of the most anticipated surveys among the physician community has been released by Medscape. Most specialties saw an increase in compensation between 4% and 12%. Two experienced a significant decrease. Where do you stand? Over the past 6 years, the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016 has evolved with the changing healthcare landscape as questions… Read more »

Planning for the Unexpected

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It has been two days after the acknowledgement of World Backup Day held on March 31, 2016.  How could we have missed this non-Hallmark holiday? This very important tool, Offsite Remote Backup service often times gets overlooked.  I’ve witnessed a lot especially when it comes to a medical office’s computer, server or network crashing.  This… Read more »

MediPro Insider – March 2016

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e Your Monthly News & Updates Dear Valued Customer, MediPro would like to begin sending emails that are of value to our customers.  We understand how difficult it is to not only operate a small business but it’s even more challenging to operate a successful medical practice.  With decreasing revenues, increased costs and ever changing… Read more »

Why MACRA matters for your practice

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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) eliminated the notorious sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula last year, but what will the new MACRA payment policies mean for your practice? Three experts offered answers to this question and detailed what physicians can do now to shape these changes themselves. Payment changes coming under… Read more »

The 6 Skills Every Successful Physician Leader Needs

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The call for physician leaders has grown louder with time, as systems face changing cost structures, services, and payment structures. The need for physicians to be engaged in these roles must be part of the discussion around evidence-based management. Delivering care in this new environment will call for skills that are generally not prioritized. Changing the paradigm will require focused and intentional effort… Read more »