Potential New EPA Rules on Hazardous Waste Disposal

OSHA  |  November 27th, 2017

Retailers in a variety of verticals have faced challenges when it comes to unsold consumer products that cross into the regulated realms. The EPA is proposing some new guidelines to address these issues. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed some new guidelines for waste management regulation updates as they relate to unsold consumer products and...READ ARTICLE

OSHA Standards for Medical Waste and State Guideline Link

Compliance Training  |  November 10th, 2017

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

The Effects of Biohazard Waste on the Environment

Biohazard Waste  |  September 27th, 2017

Biohazardous waste, also known as infectious or biomedical waste, is any waste that contains infectious materials or potentially infectious substances such as blood. Of particular concern are sharps such as scalpel blades, needles, glass pipettes, or any other waste material that may cause an injury during handling.   Biohazardous waste must be handled according to strict federal, state and local regulations. Mishandled biohazard waste poses...READ ARTICLE

5 Ways to Make OSHA Training More Effective 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 25th, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a strict set of safety and occupational health and safety standards in place to be followed by not only hospitals and large medical complexes, but also smaller medical and dental offices.   If you own your own practice, you most likely understand the importance of following these guidelines, not only for public safety but...READ ARTICLE

The Hefty Costs of Improperly Disposed Medical Waste

Compliance Training  |  August 30th, 2017

If your practice generates any amount of medical waste, then you’re aware there are definitive rules and regulations as to how said waste is stored, handled, and disposed of. But what you may not know is how much it will cost you should you improperly dispose of your medical waste. Where some practices get confused,...READ ARTICLE

Medical Waste: Who’s Liable for It?

Medical Waste Disposal  |  August 08th, 2017

Medical Waste: Who’s Liable for It? It’s like ice water in the face when medical professionals learn of their cradle-to-grave responsibility for medical waste. In other words, if I own a private practice, and it makes medical waste, I’m responsible for that waste forever. I can’t rest easy, even when the waste is picked up...READ ARTICLE

Ever Wondered Why America Needs OSHA?

OSHA Compliance  |  June 17th, 2016

Do you know what OSHA is? Do you know all the regulations? Do you know what the fines can be? If you answered no to any of these you need to read this!READ ARTICLE

Avoiding Claim Denials Under ICD-10

OSHA Compliance  |  September 02nd, 2015

Once ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition) is mandated in doctors’ offices across the United States, the required update will change the way conditions are diagnosed and claims are processed. In fact, this upgrade from the ICD-9 system not only expands the available coding possibilities, it enables practices to be more precise about describing...READ ARTICLE

Are You Ready For ICD-10?

OSHA Compliance  |  July 15th, 2015

How to switch to ICD-10 for your practice, MedPro's compliance portal will help make the transition to ICD-10 coming this October.READ ARTICLE

The Benefits of ICD-10

OSHA Compliance  |  June 08th, 2015

ICD-10 will be a combination of diagnoses and symptoms to allow you to use fewer codes to describe each condition in detail.READ ARTICLE