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HIPAA & OIG Compliance Plans

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: […]

How to get a DEA license

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 […]

Document Imaging

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 […]

What is HIPAA Compliance?

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 […]

OIG Compliance

OIG compliance refers to the various laws set forth by the Office of the Inspector General in order to protect patients from health care-related abuse and fraud. In order to be OIG-compliant, your office must adhere to the requirements and statutes set forth by the OIG that are applicable to your type of medical practice. […]

What is an NPI, difference NPI 1 VS 2?

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 […]

CLIA Certification

Laboratory testing is an important part of the daily operations of any medical practice. It helps monitor patient health, detect and prevent disease, and allows