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New Direct Primary Care State Laws – Updated

Direct Primary Care State Laws

Did you know that most states are currently passing direct primary care state laws? On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed H.R. 2, The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This act opened direct primary care to Medicare patients. Since then, direct primary care state laws have quietly appeared in 25 states. Direct primary care…

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Sexual Harassment: Not in This Healthcare Practice! [Quiz]

Sexual Harassment in the Medical Practice

Sexual Harassment in Healthcare The #metoo movement that started in Hollywood is making its way to other industries. But it is not stemming from a new problem. In fact, between 1995 and 2016, there were more than 170,000 sexual harassment claims filed. The healthcare industry is itself a hotbed of sexual harassment, with over 3,000…

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Are Canadian Robocall Rules the Same as U.S. Robocall Rules?

What are the Canadian Robocall Rules?

Canadian robocall rules are somewhat different from their United States counterparts. So, if you have customers across the border, you may want to take notice. In Canada and in the U.S., a “robocall” is a phone call made with an Automatic Dialing Announcement Device (ADAD). The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) handles Canadian robocall…

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The FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and Prerecorded Calls

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) regulates prerecorded calls. It requires getting consent from recipients before sending telemarketing messages. How can you tell if your message is marketing and needs prior consent? If it can result in a sale, lease or rent of goods or services it requires prior consent. The TSR…

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Automated Call Laws: Find Out Which Laws Apply to You!

Automated Call Laws

At ReminderCall.com, we strive to help our customers follow all automated call laws. These apply to text messages too. ReminderCall.com appointment reminders are generally permitted by federal and state laws. But, if you are sending other information, there are several other laws to consider. Plus, if you are a healthcare provider, HIPAA kicks in. It…

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Avoiding Medical Office Data Breaches in Four Steps

Medical Office Data Breaches

Medical office data breaches don’t just happen to big entities like UCLA or Stanford. They affect private medical practices as well. Breaches, both big and small, can result in serious problems. For a physician, a data breach can bring audits, fines, even litigation. It can damage your reputation in the community… it can also spell…

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CAN-SPAM FAQ: 8 Answers to Most Common Questions

CAN-SPAM FAQ

The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing law, known as CAN-SPAM, sets rules for commercial emails. Any business using email to communicate with customers needs to understand the CAN-SPAM Act. While it seems pretty straightforward, some aspects are a bit confusing. To help you avoid penalties, we’ve created a CAN-SPAM FAQ that answers…

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Is MACRA Good or Bad News for Patients?

Is MACRA Good or Bad News for Patients?

In April 2015, Congress abolished something called the sustainable growth rate (SGR) — the formula used to calculate Medicare payments to providers — which resulted in gasps of relief from practitioners up and down the country. The brand new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) removes the annual threat of doctor payment cuts and…

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Cyber Insurance: Does Your Practice Need It?

Does your medical practice need cyber insurance?

What is cyber insurance? As a healthcare provider, the welfare of your patients is your utmost priority. Unfortunately, ePHI (electronic protected health information) is increasingly stolen by hackers. With it, they buy medical equipment and drugs to resell. Plus, they create falsified claims to defraud insurance companies. According to the U.S. Department of Health and…

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Are Your Patients Recording Doctors’ Office Visits?

Recording Doctors' Office Visits

The Procedure Heard Around the World In April 2013, Dr. Tiffany Ingham, an anesthesiologist, was accidentally recorded as she worked on a sedated patient during a routine colonoscopy. In the recording, Dr. Ingham insults the patient, making fun of his personality, his education, his appearance… and his body. In the end, she decides to add a…

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