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Publisher’s Closing Thoughts: Happy anniversary, Central Florida Health News!

APRIL MARKS the coming of spring, and with the new season, many of us think of where we’ve come from and where we are going. This time of year also

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Getting ready to flip the switch on ICD-10

Healthcare Providers Prepare for Major Billing Code Change Medical providers are grappling with ideas and making plans for a major change to their bill coding system on October 1, when

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Simple HIPAA check list (well, sort of)

Avoiding the ‘Deer in the Headlights Look’ When it Comes to Compliance Oftentimes, a client asks me why I can’t just make a “simple” HIPAA solution.  That is what they

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How physicians can prevent prescription drug abuse through education

Over six million Americans abuse prescription opioids, stimulants, or sedatives, and more men and women now die from prescription drug overdoses than die from all other drug or alcohol overdoses.

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War on Medicare fraud intensifies

 Recovering Funds, Preventing Fraudulent Activity, and Exercising Compliance The federal government has revved up its battle against Medicare fraud, recovering more than $14.9 billion during the last three years. Now

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Avoiding the rabbit holes of retirement planning

 Calling it Quits: Planning to Retire from Your Medical Career Physicians can put in 12+-hour days, then be on-call during the weekend. Vacations may be punctuated by interruptions to check

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Modernizing patient records workflow

Moving your office from fax to encrypted email Physician’s offices are under increasing pressure to produce a more efficient, compliant, and secure workflow to handle all aspects of patient communications.

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Investigating how to thwart medical ID crimes

  What Medical Offices Can Do to Protect Patients and Staff Identity theft. When our credit card is lost or stolen, we usually can count on our credit company as

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Legal risks of going paperless

  Electronic medical records are meant to save time and money, but they also can create liability issues for doctors. Reprinted with permission from American Medical News. Copyright © 2012

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Breaking the mold of medical advertising

When asking, “What’s the standard of medical advertising?” That’s a simple question to answer: new medical staff, the latest equipment, or latest ratings from U.S. News and World Report are