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Top 10 Medical Field Jobs for 2022

Top Ten Medical Field Jobs for 2022
We are always looking for ways to improve health, discover new treatments, and help support the medical field. More than ever, the healthcare industry workers are on the frontlines making a difference. Career paths in the medical field have become both necessary and popular choices. All medical professionals help prevent disease, illness, and injury while...Read Article

Methods & Challenges Recycling Medical Waste

recycling medical waste
The amount of waste produced around the world has always been significant, but the COVID-19 pandemic increased the need for removing and recycling medical related waste tenfold. At the peak of the outbreak in China, the city of Wihan produced 247 tons of waste per day. Now after year and a half into the pandemic,...Read Article

Destroying Your Electronic Health Records

Destroying Your Electronic Health Records
Confidentiality of patients is the top priority of HIPAA (also known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Part of this includes destroying patient health records after a certain period of time.   Why do I Need to Destroy Patient Records? Safeguarding patient health records from breaches keeps your practice HIPAA compliant. HIPAA requires...Read Article

SBAR Examples

SBAR is a common acronym in the medical field to communicate medical info. It improves accuracy and cuts down on dangerous errors. What does SBAR stand for? SBAR’s definition is: Situation, background, assessment, and recommendations. For more info on SBAR and why it’s important please click here. Below are practical SBAR examples in action:   Scenario...Read Article

CPT Code Spotlight – Modifier 78

Modifier 78
Modifiers can be extremely confusing, especially when it comes to deciding which one to use. Selecting the wrong one can lead to payment denials from insurance companies and puts practices at risk for payers requesting refunds. Today’s spotlight is on modifier 78.   What is Modifier 78? Modifier 78 is one of the easier modifiers...Read Article

Examples of Regulated Medical Waste

Examples of Regulated Medical Waste
Medical waste disposal is a heavily regulated industry to ensure the safety of the population and the environment. Because of regulations, the term regulated medical waste has been coined. But what exactly does it mean and what are some examples of it?   The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 In 1988, the Environmental Protection...Read Article

Becoming HIPAA-Certified

HIPAA-Certified
HIPAA is responsible for safeguarding patient records. In order for your healthcare practice to remain open, you must be HIPAA-compliant. This is different than being HIPAA-certified.   What Does it Mean to be HIPAA-Certified? Being HIPAA-certified means you’ve completed a course that’s taught you the information needed to keep or make your practice HIPAA-compliant. You’re...Read Article

How to Safely Reuse Sharps Containers

Reusable Sharps Containers
Why continually buy disposable sharps containers when you can buy reusable ones? Believe it or not, sharps containers can be reused if they are designed to be reused and handled and decontaminated properly. Reusable sharps containers provide many benefits over their disposable counterparts.   Benefits of Reusable Sharps Containers Less waste in landfills Sharps and...Read Article

CPT Code Spotlight – Modifier 59

Modifier 59
Modifiers can be extremely confusing, especially when it comes to deciding which one to use. Selecting the wrong one can lead to payment denials from insurance companies and puts practices at risk for payers requesting refunds.   What is Modifier 59? Modifier 59 is one of the most misused and mislabeled modifiers. It’s used when...Read Article

What Happens to Used Needles and Syringes?

Needles and Syringes
Needles and syringes are commonly used in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other various healthcare practices. We usually don’t think of them in positive light because of the pain sometimes associated with them. But what happens once they’ve been used?   What is a Sharps Container? Once you’ve used a sharp (which is another name...Read Article
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