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Cost-effective solutions to reduce medical waste

A recent study showed that hospitals produce nearly 6 million tons of medical waste every year. Unlike regular trash, hospitals and medical facilities must dispose of medical waste in a safe and compliant way. This can get quite costly over time. So how can those in the healthcare industry cut down on the cost of...Read Article

What Is HIPAA Compliance and How to Do it Right

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UPDATE: Looking for how to report a HIPAA compliance violation? Visit this HHS.gov complaint reporting page. It’s 3 am and you’ve had so much coffee, Juan Valdez just called to ask for time off. If you could just practice medicine, your life would be 9 million times easier. The thicket of HIPAA compliance is a...Read Article

OSHA Standards for Medical Waste and State Guideline Link

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Keeping patients and staff safe when dealing with blood borne pathogens is strictly regulated by the OSHA as well as additional guidelines dictated per state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in 1991. The purpose is for the protection of the over 5.6 million healthcare and...Read Article

MedPro Disposal Receives Employer Patriot Award

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On July 24, 2020, MedPro Disposal employer Marc Wolfe was awarded the prestigious Employer Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a program of the U.S. Department of Defense. Nominated by Army National Guard and MedPro Disposal employee Chris Oplawski, the award recognizes Wolfe and MedPro Disposal in their strong...Read Article

5 Tips to Keep Healthcare Workers Safe

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Did you know that in the United States, illnesses and nonfatal injuries in the workplace are highest among healthcare workers? On a daily basis, most healthcare providers are exposed to some sort of risk, whether it be a back injury, needlestick, latex allergy, exposure to bloodborne pathogens or violence, and stress. And it’s not just...Read Article

How to Get HIPAA Compliant and Protect your Practice

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Overwhelmed with the process of navigating HIPAA compliance? We understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can be a bit complicated. At the end of the day, HIPAA compliance is about implementing controls and safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information (PHI) by developing policies and procedures in line with the...Read Article

5 Tips for Healthcare Practices Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

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According to a recent report, U.S. hospitals are losing millions of dollars per day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare institutions and practices are confronted with major shifts beyond clinical challenges, resulting in tremendous financial implications. It is critical that healthcare providers attempting to reopen are doing so in a prudent and safe manner that not...Read Article

What is Medical Waste? Definition, Types, Examples & More

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Medical waste disposal is one of the biggest day-to-day challenges faced by healthcare providers. It’s often complicated by other concerns like HIPAA, epidemiology, potential civil litigation, and state and local regulation. Because at MedPro Waste Disposal we aim to help providers become better providers, we’re taking a look at the key concepts around medical waste....Read Article

MedPro Disposal Partners With PCIHIPAA To Offer HIPAA Compliance Services

MedPro Disposal Addresses A Key Challenge for Healthcare Organizations Seeking To Safeguard Patient Information MedPro Disposal, a leader in medical waste disposal services, is pleased to announce its new partnership with PCIHIPAA, a leading Payments Card Industry (PCI) and HIPAA compliance provider. The partnership is focused on protecting MedPro Disposal clients from the onslaught of HIPAA...Read Article

5 Steps to OSHA’s Medical Waste Compliance

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5 Easy Steps to OSHA’s Medical Waste Compliance The risks posed to healthcare professionals, patients, waste management specialists and the environment from medical waste are substantial, which is why the use, collection and disposal of this waste is closely regulated. In order to diminish the harmful ramifications of mismanaged medical waste, the Occupational Safety and...Read Article