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EHR Incentives Registration

Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the availability of registration for the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR)...

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Are Safety Needles Really Required?

Some medical offices are of the opinion that the practice of using safety needles is a bother. What does OSHA say? The use of safety needles is not optional, and the employer is responsible to ensure their use or provide detailed documentation on...

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Retention of MSDS Files

Recently, many offices have inquired about the duration Material Safety Data Sheets ("MSDS") need to be kept for products which are no longer used. Just as a reminder, you don't need to keep MSDS files for products no longer in use....

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HIPAA Reasonable Safeguards

HIPAA requires that covered entities have in place "appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards" for protected health information (PHI). The privacy rule, which also extends to non-electronic information, does not...

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