Ban Website Access

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Yes, when I tell a medical practice they need to ban access to non-business websites…well, let’s just say most people freak. There are 2 main reasons I recommend banning access to unnecessary websites: Productivity – do you really need your staff updating their Facebook status during work? Security – doing non-business related thing increases the Read More

Windows XP Going Away?

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Microsoft has announced they will stop delivering security updates for Windows XP.  In fact, that will happen on April 8, 2014. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but by making this announcement, Microsoft is essentially saying XP is dead after this date. Will XP still work?  Yes. Can keep using XP?  Read More

Model NPP Released

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Attention everybody, that crazy vague requirement (which one you say?) called the Notice of Patient’s Privacy (NPP) now has an official version. To get the official HHA NPP click here. Your next question should be, is this all I need to do? I’m glad you asked, the answer is no. First you need to understand Read More

Rabbit Disaster Plan

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Nope, this isn’t a quick response disaster plan. ****If you are drinking something right now, do not take a sip while reading the next line**** This is a federally mandated requirement that magicians…that’s right magicians… have a disaster plan in place IF they use a live rabbit in their act. I’m going to let that Read More

e-Prescribe Deadline Looms

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In case you have gotten a bit confused by all of the cliff-dwelling deadlines, here is a reminder for one of them: June 30 Deadline June 30, 2013 (yes the end of this month) any provider who submits Medicare Part B Fee for Service (FFS) claims.  Act now to ensure that you avoid the 2.0% Read More