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Accountable Care Organization Regs

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released proposed regulations on accountable care organizations (ACOs). The rules will guide provider organizations in setting up exchanges of healthcare data to improve care and reduce costs,...

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Cleanup Tips for Both Minor & Major Spills

Cleanup procedures for chemical spills depend on the size of the spill and the risks. Make sure employees understand your cleanup rules. Even small spills of highly toxic or flammable substances can be hazardous. Large spills can cause serious...

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Regulated Medical Waste Storage Reminder

Q: In our medical practice, when sharps containers are full they are taken to a storeroom to be picked up and removed on a weekly basis. Is there a regulation that states whether this room must be locked? A: There is no federal OSHA regulation...

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Stacking CMS Incentive Programs

Several of you have asked recently if eligible professionals can participate in the 2011 Physician Quality Reporting System (“PQRS”), 2011 eRx Incentive Program, and the EHR Incentive Program all at the same time and earn incentives for each,...

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Reporting the Correct Place of Service *Reminder*

Medicare once again reminded physicians and their billing agents to ensure that they are reporting the correct place of service on physician claims, particularly on claims for outpatient physician services payable under Part B. Such services...

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FMLA Military Leave Q&A

With the increase of servicemen and women being called to active duty or coming home from active duty injured, we have received several questions about military caregiver leave and have included some of the most often asked questions below: Q:...

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