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Update on Mask Requirements in US Healthcare

Update on Mask Requirements in US Healthcare

While most feel the pandemic has subsided, there are still mounting cases of COVID and other SARS-related cases throughout the US. OSHA has eliminated most all COVID-specific regulations, reverting to standard infection control principles that have always been in...

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What Is A Real Security Risk Assessment?

What Is A Real Security Risk Assessment?

You’ve all heard about HIPAA’s mandatory risk assessment.  Maybe, likely you have heard a good deal of conflicting information.  Are you confused?  Seem overwhelming?  We totally understand.  This topic is constantly made more complicated than it has to be – by IT...

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My Employee Violated HIPAA.  Am I Responsible?

My Employee Violated HIPAA. Am I Responsible?

When healthcare privacy breaches occur, it’s not always malicious. In fact, it’s often because of carelessness or a lack of understanding of HIPAA rules. To prevent HIPAA violations, healthcare organizations should ensure employees…

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BEWARE – DEA Cybercriminal Scams

BEWARE – DEA Cybercriminal Scams

A year ago, we were noting predatory actions by imposters posing as DEA, police and FBI agents. Doctors were being contacted by email and phone with threatening messages. It appears the cybercriminals are at it again.  The cybercriminals will relay some URGENT story...

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Presbyopia Eye Drops – Can I Get Paid?

Presbyopia Eye Drops – Can I Get Paid?

With the release of new FDA approved eye drops to improve near vision, questions are pouring in on the legal ways to get paid for this service.  The AOA sent out a correct but complex explanation and as usual, the blogs are already full of "ideas".  We can make this...

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What you need to know about 10DLC

What you need to know about 10DLC

10DLC (or 10 digit long code number registration) is a channel created by mobile carriers for business-to-consumer messaging (also known as A2P or application to person messaging) where businesses can use a local landline phone number to text customers. In an...

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All the Surprises in the “No Surprises Act”

All the Surprises in the “No Surprises Act”

A tremendous amount of confusion abounds from numerous sources and blogs regarding the application of the "No Surprises Act" with optometric practice.  This confusion stems from: The late changes made to the initial No Surprises Act under Presidential Order 14036 The...

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To Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate -That is the Question

To Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate -That is the Question

On November 4, 2021, OSHA and HHS both release policies related to President Biden’s Executive Order issued September 9, 2021.  These policies both help clarify and somewhat add to the confusion regarding employer obligations.  PCS will attempt to clarify this issue. ...

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Synopsis of OSHA COVID ETS Regulations

Synopsis of OSHA COVID ETS Regulations

OSHA COVID-19 EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD On June 21, 2021, OSHA released for publication staggering requirements related to healthcare practice protocols.  Unless you qualify under an exemption, the new rules will require many practice protocols including: Mandatory...

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Update on Vaccination Requirements

Update on Vaccination Requirements

Summary of President Biden's Executive Order On September 9, President Biden issued a stunning and far-reaching executive order related to the continual COVID pandemic. While the current buzz is related to vaccination of healthcare workers, the Order actually has six...

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GUIDELINES FOR VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

GUIDELINES FOR VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

Currently, the only known facts are the COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated high efficacy at preventing severe and symptomatic COVID-19.  Although early studies seem to demonstrate more positive information, there is limited data on how much the vaccines might reduce...

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