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USCDI and The CURES Act, What You Need to Know

USCDI and The CURES Act, What You Need to Know

USCDI, MIPS, QPP, CURES, CDS…it can all be quite confusing, but let’s try to simplify it: USCDI stands for United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) and it is just a way to standardize information in an EHR system so it can be shared with others (kind of...

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

Congress has passed a law regarding pregnant workers that will go into effect June 27, 2023.  While short notice, an explanation will show that the impact of this law is not as far-reaching as some blogs and HR “specialists” have reported. What Does The Law Say? The...

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Common Audit Triggers and How To Avoid Them

Common Audit Triggers and How To Avoid Them

Unfortunately, too much of the billing and coding education in healthcare focuses on gaming the system to get the most out of insurers. This has led significant fraud waste and abuse in healthcare. In fact, the Department of Justice estimates it may be as much as $100...

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Handling suspected substance abuse in the office

Recently PCS was contacted by 2 unrelated practices dealing with potential substance abuse issues. Our advice to them could be helpful in general. The first step is to make sure that there is evidence to take additional steps. Doctors/managers should carefully monitor...

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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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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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