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Recent Update from OSHA Regarding the Safety of Wearing Masks

How safe is it to wear a medical/surgical mask or cloth face covering? Does it cause unsafe oxygen levels or harmful carbon dioxide levels to the wearer? In a recent FAQ, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) answered this...

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Breaking News: CMS and CDC Announce Provider Reimbursement Available for Counseling Patients to Self-Isolate at Time of COVID-19 Testing

CMS and CDC Announce Provider Reimbursement Available for Counseling Patients to Self-Isolate at Time of COVID-19 Testing On July 30, CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing that payment is available to...

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Provider Relief Fund: Important Information You Need To Know

More financial relief to individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic is expected from Congress in the coming days. This funding is referred to as "Phase 4" a follow-up to the financial assistance provided in the...

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What's Your Social Distancing Strategy for Your Facility?

Social distancing also called "physical distancing," means keeping space between yourself and other people. To practice social or physical distancing we are advised to stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people. The...

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Strategizing the Next Phase of COVID-19 Challenges

As the country begins to open back up to a pre-COVID-19 kind of life, there are several challenges, especially for those working in healthcare to contemplate. One of the biggest challenges for healthcare organizations is finding common...

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Lines of Communication are Essential for Building a Culture of Compliance

Essentials for Establishing a Culture of Compliance In a healthcare organization, a successful compliance program details the organization's commitment to ethical behavior. Compliance must be embedded in...

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What's in a Name? The Potential for an HHS Fine!

This past year was a busy year of complaints, breaches and OCR settlements! It appeared to be a year where "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" proved to be an accurate proverb. Several of the enforcement activities and settlements that were...

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Its a New Year: Are Your Systems Up to Date?

Something about Calendar Year 2020 feels futuristic. Afterall, it is two decades past the year 2000 (Y2K) - the year when significant problems were anticipated due to the computer programming shortcut related to the formatting and storage of...

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