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Nursing homes are potentially one of the most dangerous workplaces in the country. Nursing assistants in long-term care facilities have the highest incidence of assaults of all American workers, with one study showing that 27 percent of all workplace violence occurs in nursing homes.
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Internal fraud can be devastating for a medical practice and it can be easier than you might think to steal in some offices. Fraud schemes may be prevented if the following steps had been implemented:
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Medical malpractice insurance isn't just a requirement -- it's also a major practice expense. Selecting the terms of coverage is a complex, critical task, as is evaluating insurance carriers. In fact, the future of the practice and the reputation of physicians may rest in the balance.
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The cost of medical malpractice continues to rise, according to the Aon/American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Hospital and Physician Professional Liability 2013 Benchmark Analysis. This annual study helps health care providers better understand trends related to medical malpractice risks. It also provides benchmarks for hospitals and physicians to compare to their own claims histories.
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In the wake of health care reform, you might find your practice inundated with new patients. With the extra workload, you might want to hire one or more physicians to help out.
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Improved contact between physicians and their patients-- known as "etiquette-based communications" -- would improve the "inpatient experience" and could help a patient recover more quickly, a randomized trial found.

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Payments made by a medical practice to buy out a retiring partner's entire ownership interest are generally subject to self-employment tax. Careful planning can change that.

We'll explain how, but first, here is some background information.

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When it comes to setting up a tax-favored retirement plan medical practice partnerships must follow essentially the same federal income tax rules as other employers.
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It turns out that keeping patients in the hospital for just one day longer can saves lives, lower costs and reduce readmissions.
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Early in the history of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), violations typically involved receiving a warning letter from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It was basically toothless and carried no penalties.

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