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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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