We will review the various elements of the physician employment agreement, focusing on the pitfalls and the problems that can develop when the agreement does not clearly define the relationship, and/or when the parties do not fully understand what is being agreed to, Such items as term and termination, termination for cause, duties of the physician, call, non-compete, and compensation are all items that should be clearly set out in the agreement and fully understood by the parties. Read More..
William Copeland MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC. He is also president of Executive & Managerial Development Group, a consulting entity providing compliance and other fraud and abuse related services. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Read More..
The HIPAA Rules require Covered Entities and Business Associates to do Risk Analysis and Risk Management (RA-RM) but do not explain how to do them. OCR consistently calls Risk Analysis the foundation of every HIPAA Compliance program. This webinar clearly explains how to follow OCR’s advice to use Risk Analysis – Risk Management procedures developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).Read More..
Paul Hales , JD is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. Read More..
Join us for a webinar on February 21 at 12 p.m. ET to hear about the 2023 QPP final Rule and MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs)
February 22 | 12 pm ET
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How can healthcare organizations make the scheduling process more convenient for patients while reducing staff burden?
Our Front Office of the Future series is back! Join us to learn how to use digital tools to increase appointment volume, streamline scheduling and quickly fill gaps in your schedule due to cancellations—with minimal staff intervention.
Our panel, including Jennifer Sethi, Administrative Operations Manager at Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates in Raleigh, N.C., and Brooke Sodahl, Practice Administrator at MyOBGYN in Las Vegas,will explain how their practices have reduced no-shows and made it easier for patients to schedule appointments. They’ll share how these improvements have not only enhanced the patient experience but also made life easier for hardworking staff.
Join us next month as Ari Van Peursem shares what healthcare organizations need to keep top of mind as we move into 2023. For more information and to reserve your spot, register here: https://get.medcurityco.com/hipaa-updates-for-2023/
In the meantime, don’t miss out on the latest developments in healthcare compliance. Our blogs provide in-depth analysis and practical tips to help you navigate the complex healthcare environment and protect your patients. Click the links to read our most recent blogs and stay informed.
One of our goals is to provide education that matters for organizations like yours. If you have any questions you can also reach out to our team below.
Examining how to ensure your PHI stays protected in 2023.
Examining the dangers of online tracking when it comes to protecting PHI.
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If you are interested in learning more about how Medcurity can help your organization, register using the link below for a 1 on 1 session with a Medcurity Account Manager:
This is a friendly reminder of our regular scheduled User Group meeting happening Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 3:30PM ET.
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Patient A/R is an ever-increasing focus for many practices. Deductibles alone have changed the game as they’ve ballooned over 200% in the last decade. You can’t guarantee payment, but you can improve your patient financial experience and (in turn) collect more, faster. We’ll discuss the following strategies to accelerate your cash:
By increasing patient financial transparency you’ll not only accelerate payments and collect more, you’ll also improve the patient experience. This will lead to a happier patient base, a broader referral network, lower A/R, fewer balances going to collections and a highly efficient team focused on outstanding balances.
Thursday March 9, 2023 at 11:30 am ET.
If you are planning to attend the Policy and Issues Forum in-person, please register for our UGM session here.
If you will not be in attendance and would like to join virtually, please register here.
Join us next Tuesday for a live webinar on the future of AI in primary care and its potential to improve outcomes and reduce the administrative burden on physicians.
Dr. Steven Waldren will be leading the conversation with fellow primary care and technology leaders.
The conversation will include:
We hope to see you there!
Physicians face a 2% cut in Medicare payment in 2023 and at least a 1.25% cut in 2024. The absence of an annual inflationary update further compounds the difficulties physicians face in managing resources to continue caring for patients in their communities. Join our Government Affairs team on March 16 at 2 p.m. as we talk through the need for long-term, substantive payment reforms in a broken Medicare payment system.
This lesson will be going into great detail regarding you practice or business information technology and how it relates to the HIPAA/HITECH Security Rule and securing PHI in transmission. I will go through multiple examples and specific scenarios and also offer simple common-sense solutions. Areas covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data, personal devices, and risk factors.Read More..
Brian Tuttle , CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. Read More..
Medcurity and iatricSystems have teamed up to explore internal and external privacy and security threats facing healthcare right now. In this educational webinar, Demi Borden from iatricSystems and Joe Gellatly from Medcurity will discuss:
You won’t want to miss two industry thought leaders guiding this conversation on protecting your healthcare group from the inside and out. Bring your questions and colleagues and register now to save your spot!
If you’ve ever found yourself driving into dense fog, you know how bewildering it feels to be tasked with improving patient access. Often, there’s little visibility into the future and not enough lead time to react optimally.
We’ll tackle all of that and more in our March 23rd webinar: Improving patient access efficiency with a better line of sight.
In this session, our team will clear away the haze to help your team cut down on error-prone processes, build up lead time, and improve visibility. We’ll share strategies to help you:
Improving patient access efficiency with a better line of sight