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Lessons Learned from the OIG After an Audit of Outpatient Outlier Payments

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently announced their findings from an audit of outpatient outlier payments. The OIG selected an entity that had an increase of outlier payments from $82,555 in 2015 to $2.6 million in 2016. According...

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Suicide Awareness Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

There is a lot to become stressed about in the current events going on throughout the world right now. There are massive fires, hurricanes, and extreme weather conditions occurring across the country. In addition to the natural disasters...

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Preparations for Labor Day 2020

Labor Day is about celebrating American workers and this year amidst the coronavirus pandemic and with the recent natural disasters affecting many across the country, we would like to say THANK YOU to healthcare professionals everywhere!...

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A Report of Sexual Harassment Results in Retaliation and Violation of Federal Law

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sued a Tampa-based pediatric medical practice for violating federal law for retaliating against a female registered nurse who was a victim of sexual harassment. The retaliation...

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Is Your Organization Implementing these 5 HIPAA Security Rule Requirements?

A Costly Lesson that Shows the Importance of Security Rule Compliance A recent settlement demonstrates the importance of complying with and implementing HIPAA Security Rule requirements. The settlement, announced by the Office of Civil...

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Compliance Support for Healthcare Professionals During COVID-19

Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States on January 20th, 2020, the nation, and the world has had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic quickly. Beginning with restrictions on traveling between countries with higher levels...

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