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OSHA’s New Pictogram Labels

As we move into the new year and implement our goals for our practices, don’t forget OSHA’s new requirements. OSHA updated the requirements for labeling of hazardous chemicals under its Hazard Communication Standard. As of June 1, 2015, all labels will be required to have pictograms, a signal word, hazard and precautionary statements, the product…
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Everything is Bigger in Texas: HB 300 & HIPAA

Everything is bigger in Texas….even their version of HIPAA regarding medical records privacy. Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 300 known as HB 300 effective September 2012 which amended the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act. HB 300 significantly expanded patient privacy protections compared to the federal counterpart outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…
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Lawyers and HIPAA

How Lawyers Who Serve As Business Associates to Covered Entities Align their Law Practices with HIPAA HIPAA is certainly not new. Hospitals, medical and dental practices, and other covered entities[1]have been grappling with HIPAA for years now. Ask any healthcare worker about the topic and likely you will receive negative feedback.   No doubt such a response…
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HIPAA: Risk Assessment & Risk Management Plan

The woes of HIPAA compliance…. HIPAA requires a thorough and accurate risk assessment of your data’s security.  As HIPAA consultants, we collaborate with your Practice Administrator and your IT professionals to answer questions such as: a)  Does the IT System Analyst conduct periodic security evaluations and continuous monitoring? b)  What method of access control is…
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Dental Meeting Planners

It’s that time of year when meeting planners are planning content and speakers for dental societies, seminars, state meetings and workshops. Modern Practice Solutions is pleased to offer a new course:  The CASH Course.  This class is designed to inspire you and your team members to “unflatten” your practice.   C-Collections:  We present timely information on…
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$150,000 Fine for Lost Thumb Drive

Recently, an unencrypted USB drive (also known as a flash drive, thumb drive) resulted in a $150,000 fine for a dermatology practice.  The device contained protected health information for over 2,200 patients.  Evidently the device was stolen from the vehicle of one of its staff members.  The practice agreed on a settlement for the fine in…
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Do You Know How Long Hepatitis C can remain Infectious?

Recent studies indicate that hepatitis C can remain infectious at room temperatures for up to 6-weeks.  Is your practice following the latest infection control guidelines for infection control? CDC also reveals that approximately 3-million adults in the U.S. are infected with hepatitis C virus, particularly the Baby Boomers (born from 1945 through 1965). Of the…
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Train employees on the new label elements and SDS format

Effective December 1, 2013 Train employees on the new label elements and SDS format for the new changes made to the Hazard Communication Standard which brings into alignment the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.  Please note that this rule requires pictograms on labels as of June 1, 2015 to alert users…
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