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Editing skill for scientific writers

Editing skill for scientific writers | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
For many professionals, writing skills are learned while they are on the job. In many cases, they would go by a preferred style or other documents or style guides that help to put a certain style in place. Editing, however, is rarely taught. Worse, the perception most people have of editing is that it is…
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Understanding the New Laws and Qualifications of the Specialty Board Certification

Understanding the New Laws and Qualifications of the Specialty Board Certification | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
A common qualifying measure of physician ability is the medical specialty board certification. Because the requirements of the board are increasing; the laws that restrict such use are on the rise. A webinar from MentorHealth, a leading provider of professional trainings for the healthcare industry, will offer learning on the new laws and qualifications of…
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Key Legal Considerations when Structuring Physician Employment Agreements

Key Legal Considerations when Structuring Physician Employment Agreements | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
Compliance with the Stark Law has become more than just a compliance issue. It is an Enterprise Risk Management issue, as the substantial awards and settlements in recent enforcement actions indicate. Managing their compliance and enterprise risk by ensuring that their physician employment arrangements are defensible under the Stark Law is now an imperative for…
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Staying compliant with HIPAA’s fundraising requirements

Staying compliant with HIPAA’s fundraising requirements | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
Rules implementing The Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2003 (HITECH) underwent changes as a result of amendments brought about by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2013. Fundraising is among the areas of change these rules covered. Important…
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The OCR’s Phase 2 Audit Program

The OCR’s Phase 2 Audit Program | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) newly released the Phase 2 Audit Program. The audit process has started with the release of the rules and protocols. The need for a clear understanding of this new audit program by all Covered Entities (CE) and Business Associates (BA), or for that matter anyone who accesses, uses or…
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Protecting a business from record breaches resulting from ransomware attacks

Protecting a business from record breaches resulting from ransomware attacks | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
  When HIPAA investigations relating to ransomware breaches find malpractices; it can be total jolt that can absolutely devastate the said practice or business. Discovery of this kind of breach during a HIPAA investigation can cause a major financial burden, apart of course, from severe embarrassment and ignominy. This means that practices and businesses that…
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Get a complete understanding of HIPAA Phase 2 audits

Get a complete understanding of HIPAA Phase 2 audits | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
With HIPAA Phase 2 audits underway, practice and business managers are on tenterhooks on the implementation part of this requirement. The biggest area of concern for these professionals is understanding ways of carrying out Phase 2 audits with a grasp of what their highest risks are for being fined. Before the audits happen; practice managers,…
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Texting and emailing as part of HIPAA 2016

Texting and emailing as part of HIPAA 2016 | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
  All the major players in an organization that is required to carry out HIPAA audits, such as information technology managers, business managers and compliance officers, have to be conversant with all aspects of the HIPAA Security Rule as it relates to portable devices. They need to be thoroughly clear about all areas such as…
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How do attorneys and law firms bring about HIPAA compliance?

How do attorneys and law firms bring about HIPAA compliance? | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
Any firm that is covered under HIPAA and is privy to Protected Health Information (PHI) needs to be aware of the new burden placed on Business Associates under the Omnibus Rule. This is so because patients can receive remedies for HIPAA violations, and law firms that handle PHI, ipso facto they become Business Associates, must…
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Fine-tuning biomedical writing brings a number of benefits

Fine-tuning biomedical writing brings a number of benefits | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
A very big misconception in the field of medicine is that biomedical writing is highly technical and replete with jargon, and therefore not creative. There is enough scope in biomedical writing for creativity and the use of artistic and imaginative words without compromising on the meaning or import of the words. In fact, resorting to…
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Adherence to the Anti-Kickback and Stark Law is more than just a compliance issue

Adherence to the Anti-Kickback and Stark Law is more than just a compliance issue | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
The Anti-Kickback and Stark Law is a vital Act for healthcare practitioners, and it includes several changes for 2016. Is the implementation of the Stark Law important? It is much more than being just important. It is critical. The reason for this is that lack of proper implementation of this law in its entirety attracts…
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Know the ropes of social media in healthcare to avoid costly penalties from HIPAA

Know the ropes of social media in healthcare to avoid costly penalties from HIPAA | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
Any healthcare organization that is active on the social media is vulnerable to some or another kind of Protected Health Information (PHI) breach. Although a healthcare practice or business benefits greatly in terms of marketing and publicity from the judicious use of the social media for; data stored on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Instagram leaves…
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Healthcare computer systems implementation involves choosing the right method

Healthcare computer systems implementation involves choosing the right method | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
Healthcare computer systems implementation can be anything from a headache to nightmare, given its complexity. Things can go wrong at any stage and for any reason. Getting the computer systems right or implementing the right one involves investment of considerable time and money from all kinds of healthcare organizations, big or small. Fortunately, many of…
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Carrying out a HIPAA and HITECH risk analysis

Carrying out a HIPAA and HITECH risk analysis | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
The importance of conducting a risk analysis updating it can be gauged from the fact that failure to conduct a written risk analysis qualifies as “willful neglect”, which carries the highest Civil Money Penalty (“CMP”). This cannot be waived by the DHHS unlike violations that happen due to a reasonable cause. Since risk analysis is…
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Understanding the myths and realities of HIPAA and BYOD

Understanding the myths and realities of HIPAA and BYOD | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
What can be and cannot be done with the use of personal devices under HIPAA is something practices and businesses that need to be compliant with the provisions of HIPAA need to be thoroughly aware of. With changes expected in 2016 relating to personal devices as well as emailing and texting; staying compliant is extremely…
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An understanding of the EC 1223/2009

An understanding of the EC 1223/2009 | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
The European Cosmetics Products Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 (CPR), which became fully operational from July 2013, is a game changer in many ways, as it is considered a most contemporary regulatory framework concerning state-of-the-art of cosmetic science and product technology. It sets out vastly harsher conditions for compliance of cosmetic products that are manufactured or sold…
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Understanding the HIPAA’s requirements for safeguarding PHI

Understanding the HIPAA’s requirements for safeguarding PHI | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
For an organization that needs to show HIPAA compliance; having the proper policies and procedures in place is as important as ensuring that it is providing the appropriate patient rights and controls on its uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI). It makes sense for an organization that is the subject of a compliance…
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Understanding how to implement the OSHA’s new rule on silica dust

Understanding how to implement the OSHA’s new rule on silica dust | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
  Exposure to silica dust is a serious health hazard for those in construction workers and related jobs. This can result in life long disease or even death due to lung cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a new regulation that deals with what employers need to do in order to prevent…
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Ensuring HIPAA Compliance and Avoiding Penalties

Ensuring HIPAA Compliance and Avoiding Penalties | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
The combination of the implementation of new HIPAA regulations in the HIPAA Omnibus Update of 2013 and increased enforcement and audit activity has forced healthcare organizations to review their compliance and to ensure that they have the proper policies, procedures, and forms in place. Because of this, HIPAA Privacy Officers have been renewing their compliance…
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Getting the CMS’ Quality Payment Program right

Getting the CMS’ Quality Payment Program right | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
  The various programs of the CMS, such as Quality Payment Program, MACRA, MIPS and APM incentive implementation need to be given close attention if these programs have to be properly implemented. Healthcare professionals have to pay thorough and full attention to the structure and program-specific details. This is the right time to start preparing,…
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MIPS and the New Medicare Quality Payment Program that healthcare providers need to be aware

MIPS and the New Medicare Quality Payment Program that healthcare providers need to be aware | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
Healthcare providers have to pay close attention to the structure and program-specific details on CMS's Quality Payment Program, MACRA, MIPS and APM incentive implementation. Since the first performance year for these programs begins on January 1, 2017 and payment adjustments will follow in 2019 (as the 2019 bonus/penalty adjustments will be based on the 2017…
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Should a retirement age be fixed for physicians?

Should a retirement age be fixed for physicians? | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
  One of the major differences between the medical profession and most others is that the former does not have a retirement age. While this has become the practice for this profession, it leads to many questions for those in the healthcare industry, such as: Are aging physicians able to serve their professions well? Can…
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Practice Managers need to be thorough in their understanding of HIPAA requirements

Practice Managers need to be thorough in their understanding of HIPAA requirements | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
Practice managers, business managers and compliance officers need to have all their points in order before a HIPAA audit. They need to be fully educated about the misconceptions and realities of a HIPAA audit, since there is a lot of misinformation about HIPAA that keeps doing the rounds most of the time. These professionals who…
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Understanding HIPAA Compliance Requirements

Understanding HIPAA Compliance Requirements | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
An organization that needs to be HIPAA compliant has to not only ensure that it provides the appropriate patient rights and controls on its uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI); it has to also have the proper policies and procedures in place. Any organization that is the subject of a compliance review or…
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Preparing for a HIPAA audit

Preparing for a HIPAA audit | mentorhealth | Scoop.it
An organization that needs to be HIPAA compliant has to not only ensure that it provides the appropriate patient rights and controls on its uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI); it has to also have the proper policies and procedures in place. Any organization that is the subject of a compliance review or…
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