hipaa, outsourcing, advantages

Coming up with a good HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) compliance program is difficult, confusing, and a heavy burden on anyone. The wording is legally complicated, vague, and strenuous to comprehend – and if you miss something that results in a mistake, you could land yourself in hot water. Therefore, more and more…

retirement, doctors, physicians

No matter what line of medical practice you are in, the question of retirement must come up at some point. Most physicians consider themselves too busy with work to even think about it but the truth is the end of your career is a matter of “when” not “if”. It is best to prepare for…

semiconductor, shortage, medical industry

Medical device manufacturer Philips has expressed worries of a possible halt in production due to the semiconductor shortage currently being felt all over the world. This should raise alarm bells because should this stoppage in production ever happen it would endanger the healthcare industry by leaving hospitals short on equipment. Appeals have been made to…

physician, burnout

The emergence of Covid-19 last year kicked off a pandemic that heaped massive loads of stress on the shoulders of physicians and healthcare workers, causing emotional distress and contributing to burnout. Physician burnout, however, did not stem solely from the pandemic. The truth is it has always been a longstanding issue in an industry that…

california, workers' comp, workers' compensation

A bill filed by intending to increase the workers’ compensation liability of employers was rejected on Thursday by the California Senate, much to the relief of business owners in the state. Had it passed, it would have made it easier for workers in the medical industry to claim healthcare support for diseases contracted at work….

empathy, medicine, empathy in medicine

Being a doctor is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Failure in the medical industry can cost the life of a patient along with the resounding grief that loss brings to that patient’s family. This is the reason behind the incredible pressure for physicians to be at their best 24/7 even when this…

Having the ability to control finances is of utmost importance when it comes to advancing in life. The same holds true for any living, breathing human, and that includes physicians. To do this, one must be able to manage money matters and organize expenses in a way that does not deplete their bank account. Following…

The healthcare industry has been bombarded with negative news ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic – and while frontline health workers sustained a significant number of infections and, sadly, deaths due to the coronavirus, this does not mean that there has not been great progress in the medical field. On the contrary, the…

The impact of Senate Bill 335 (SB335), a law seeking to cut the time allotted for the investigation of workers’ comp claims in half (from 90 days to 45 days), has been questioned in a recent report by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI). Workers’ compensation investigations involve complicated procedures that require the involvement of…

A rate hike of 2.7% in “advisory pure premium rates” has been recommended by the Workers Compensation Insurance Ratings Bureau (WCIRB), citing recent changes in California’s medical and medical-legal fee schedules. If approved by the California Department of Insurance (CDI), five hundred different categorizations of workers will be paying $1.50 per $100 of salary. The…

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