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Paying Employees VS Independent Contractors

Let’s differentiate between an independent contractor and an employee. A regular employee will have their Social Security and Medicare withheld by the employer. While a independent contractor is responsible to do that on their own. Employees can be paid on a percentage basis of money they produce for the practice based [...]

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Choose Your Advertisement Wording Carefully

An advertisement should not give any guarantee as to the success of any treatment. Please be careful, and avoid using the term “guarantee” or any equivalent meaning. For example, the use of phrases such as “every patient who ever had this procedure or treatment was 100% satisfied with the outcome,” or [...]

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Prescription Records: Don’t forget to add these essential details

After recently reviewing many medical records related to our audit defense, the following bears repeating: When recording your prescriptions, be careful to not only record the dosage and number of pills prescribed, but also record the reason for the prescription. Because most medications have multiple applications and off-label applications. The reason [...]

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Use of Profanity Around Patients

The use of profanity in front of a patient, whether or not it is directed at a patient, may be considered professional misconduct. A real professional has no need for profanity while at work. Larry Kobak, Esq. Senior Counsel Frier Levitt ATTORNEYS AT LAW (516) 755-7553 direct (973) 618-1660 office

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COVID-19 Pandemic in 2021: An Update on Key Advances in Patient Management & Disease Prevention – Playback Now Available   The Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York, Inc. and EmPRO Insurance co-hosted this timely virtual symposium. The panel of expert physicians specialize in Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Geriatric Medicine, and Adult Infectious Diseases/Public Health. Upon completion of this virtual symposium, learners should be able to: Discuss [...]

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Join us for a Live, Virtual Concert: Jersey Boys

PRI/EmPRO invites you to join us for a virtual live performance and Q & A with the actors that play Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio in the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys! The event is Friday, February 12th, at 8:00 PM EST. Click here to register and learn more!

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Controlled Substances: What to Include in Your Medical Records

Being General Counsel to several state pain societies, it often comes up about what should be reflected in your medical records concerning controlled substances. The obvious parts include the name of the substance you are prescribing, the dosage, the frequency and how it is taken. It's astounding when reviewing a medical [...]

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Office Checklist: Stay Compliant with OSHA, HIPAA, etc.

Review your OSHA and HIPAA manuals. Have your staff review them and sign off that the review has oc­curred. In some cases, you must update the manual to comply with the law and physical changes in your office. Your employees must be made aware of such changes. Inspect your office for [...]

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Social Determinants of Health — What You Can Do (With Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD) Playback Now Available

Social Determinants of Health: What You Can Do Original Air Date Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:30pm – 8:15pm EDT With International Thought Leader: GURPREET DHALIWAL, MD Learning Objectives for this presentation: Name two actions clinicians can take to address social determinants of health in an office visit. Learn interview techniques to [...]

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PLEASE CLICK HERE to Register Continuing Education Credits: Approval of this educational program for continuing education credits is pending review by the American Society for Health Care Risk Management for credits toward the designations of CPHRM, DFASHRM, and FASHRM and the New York CLE Board for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. [...]

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Paying another practitioner a percentage of the collected money for patients

I am still astonished with the attitude of so many practitioners, [...]

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