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Elements to consider in a disaster response plan

With hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently wreaking havoc in Texas and the southern United States, the necessity of a disaster response plan for any business has become clear. Pharmacies, home health agencies and other medically based businesses have a few additional elements to consider when it comes to disaster response.

Causes of unintentional health care fraud

When it comes to health care fraud, ignorance of the law will not save you. You may think you are safe because you are an honest professional with a qualified billing department. However, errors can lead to investigations, and even if nothing turns up, it can hurt your practice's reputation and finances.

Tips for a successful merger with another health care practice

Merging your health care practice with another one can lead to numerous benefits, the most notable being the monetary savings. Because both businesses are well established and successful, you may believe a merger will be simple and smooth and result in immediate advantages.

Considerations in selling a health care business

If you own a home health care agency, hospice or other health care-related business, a time may come when you start to think about selling it. Maybe you have reached the stage of life where you are considering retirement, or maybe you have found that holding on to the practice has become more of a chore than a labor of love.

3 things to know about Medicare overpayment debts

New health care legislation is constantly being drafted, proposed and passed, so it is no surprise that most providers find it challenging to keep up. One of the most important changes in policy to take effect in recent years is the implementation of a rule obligating health care providers to repay any debts resulting from the overpayment of billed Medicare treatment or services.

Who is liable for the licensure of health care agency staff?

Hospitals and other medical facilities have fluctuating staffing needs that make it difficult to rely solely on a roster of full- and part-time employees. Contracting with a staffing agency can help fill the gaps and ensure there are medical professionals available on call. According to the American Staffing Association, as much as 9 percent of all temporary work is available within the field of health care.

3 tips for new pharmacy owners

You might not have been born a leader, but you will need to adapt as a pharmacy owner. Not only do you have to effectively manage your employees, but you will also need to be a leader to your community. Running a pharmacy is a lot of responsibility, and it might feel like you have zero time to hone your management abilities.

3 common physician mistakes that can lead to investigations

Facing disciplinary action from the medical board or government agency is one of the worst fears of physicians. Disciplinary action can affect your reputation, finances and sometimes your entire career. The worst penalty is losing your license. Sometimes even small mistakes can lead to serious consequences.