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How to get a DEA license

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If your job will require a DEA license you will need to register for one. Start by following the on-line registration at https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms/. Note that registration fees are non-refundable. Being issued a DEA license is based on successfully completing all the requirements imposed by the state in which the practitioner will conduct business and obtain […]

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What is an NPI, difference NPI 1 VS 2?

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Established in May of 2007 the NPI Registry is an administrative simplification mandate of HIPAA. An NPI 1 (National Provider Identifier) is the number issued to a practitioner by NPPES NPI Registry. It is the unique number that identifies you the medical provider in a standard way and will be used in the course of […]

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HIPAA & OIG Compliance Plans

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Both OIG and HIPAA offer downloadable compliance forms on their respective websites in order to help healthcare professionals develop and monitor internal adherence to the required guidelines. But reviewing compliance requirements is not enough. In order to maintain HIPAA and OIG compliancy, your practice must create a comprehensive plan that includes the following action steps: […]

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What is HIPAA Compliance?

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly referred to as HIPAA, sets forth policies that protect the way patient’s medical information is stored and shared. Federal Law requires your medical practice to be HIPAA compliant. This means that the way you protect patient’s medical records and other information adheres to HIPAA standards. In order […]

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OSHA Compliance

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OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a government agency that provides protective provisions for workers within their work environments. Being OSHA-compliant means establishing a safe work environment that meets OSHA’s guidelines. Not only does compliancy protect you and your employees from work-related injuries; it greatly reduces the instances of costly worker’s compensation […]

OIG Compliance

Document Imaging

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Document imaging technology allows you to create, manage, and store electronic files in your medical practice, including digital versions of patient’s medical records. Document imaging reduces paper clutter, frees up office space, and provides an evergreen, electronic copy of the document that can’t be physically destroyed or lost. However, document imaging comes with certain risks […]

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The Mystery Of Doctor Credentialing

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Doctor credentialing is the process by which a third party evaluates the history, qualifications, experience, and ongoing education of a practicing physician or healthcare professional. Credentialing allows insurance companies and patients to ascertain the quality of care they can expect to receive from the doctor in question. It also protects patients by verifying any malpractice […]

The Mystery of Doctor Credentialing