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These Occupational Health and Safety Forms provide you with all of the updates for your OSHA Health and Safety Compliance Manual.
DECEMBER 17, 2008
Infection control experts give you tips on how to improve compliance and staff awareness
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Hospital infection control experts give you tips on how to improve compliance and staff awareness
JANUARY 12, 2017
Twenty-three people—nine physicians and 14 medical workers—were charged this w
APRIL 2, 2015
The Denton County (Texas) Health Department began notifying tuberculosis (TB) clinic patients of
Bloodborne pathogens are something that many SNF staff members will encounter, and it’s imp
OCTOBER 16, 2020
For some practices, testing new products is born out of necessity, while others are motivated by
Federal Trade Commission staff have issued written support for a Department of Veterans Affairs p
JULY 28, 2016
Insights into patient safety culture AHRQ's survey of medical off
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, laboratory safety officer
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Highlight the ZIP codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of staff availabil
Dear healthcare professional, Medical Records Briefing (MRB) is c
  Q: We received a denial for services based on medical necessity. A Comprehens
Highlight the zip codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of where staff is
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
Highlight the zip codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of where staff is
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
Ensure whoever oversees fit testing of respirators on employees at your workplace — whether
JUNE 1, 2019
National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week starts Sunday. Although I hope you’re not in
To celebrate National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week, the
CMS CoPs New final rule refines and redefines medical staff
AUGUST 1, 2014
A reorganized, re-energized medical staff After many years
Medication errors prompt many hospital readmissions and adverse events—and as a result are
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Introspection: The wellness plan for your office by Kathleen Tafel, manager of medi
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Security officers at a hospital in Seattle will begin to carry Taser guns on them to help
JUNE 5, 2014
Highlight the zip codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of where staff is
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Highlight the zip codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of where staff is
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Highlight the ZIP codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of staff availabil
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
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Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
The GME Office in the Era of NAS provides the office of graduate medical edu
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Correct, complete documentation is the foundation of a sound medical record and compliant reimbur
JUNE 15, 2018
Q: Lately, we’ve realized our staff are afraid to let us know of errors ma
If you think you’ve been adhering to the correct NFPA standards for medical gas storage, ma
DECEMBER 30, 2016
Dear readers, This week’s edition of Medical Staff Leader Insider features a
AUGUST 14, 2014
Anyone who has been to a medical clinic in the last six months has seen healthcare workers at the
JUNE 10, 2020
Fill in the blank: Medication containers should be labeled whenever a medication is prepared but
JULY 22, 2014
By John Palmer Anyone who has been to a medical clinic in the last six m
Hospital ER staff train hard to respond to almost any imaginable incident—it’s part o
JUNE 8, 2017
The overall median turnover rate for office staff in private duty agencies in 2017 was 30%, accor
  The staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, is at the forefront
JULY 16, 2014
Schedule staff drills and update emergency carts to prevent RFIs Malignant hyperthermia
OCTOBER 1, 2017
by John Palmer The test of our ability to keep the healthcare system run
MAY 2, 2020
  Dear readers, Since taking over as editor of Medical Staff Le
JULY 24, 2014
A report issued by the Office of the Inspector General found that less than a quarter of federal
APRIL 4, 2016
Ten resolutions to make your medical facility and workers safer in 2017
Neurosurgery residents at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) saved
OCTOBER 25, 2013
A well-trained medical staff leader is vital to the culture of a hospital’s medical staff
Hospitals should test staff’s cybersecurity chops by sending them spam emails and seeing wh
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Temporary privileges Test your knowledge with this MSP qu
Two armed men stormed into the human resources office at Mercy Memorial Hospital System in
JUNE 25, 2014
“Increasingly, I have seen didactics time dominated with test prep sessions. We now spend t
AUGUST 18, 2017
The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) announced it will not move forward with a shorter
JUNE 10, 2020
Prep your medical staff leaders with a pre-survey boot camp
Dialysis equipment must be properly maintained. and testing must be pe
Test answers 1. d 2. both 3. both 4. a 5. a 6. d
Privileging audiologists: Through HR or medical staff?
The accreditor says hospitals must test mothers for disease that could infect the newborn during
APRIL 1, 2018
Guidance for the deployment of the Emergency Use Approval (EUA) Zika virus testsOn March 25, CMS
In order to prepare testing for ICD-10 implementation, facilities should assess the readin
In the midst of the worse influenza season in years, HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary
APRIL 1, 2018
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
A survey of 3,395 students at 10 medical schools found that 90% of respondents believed that phys
MAY 19, 2017
by Anne-Lise Gere Don’t ignore the impact office employees have on client
Are your organization’s docs ordering too many tests? It’s possible, according to rec
AUGUST 25, 2015
  The staff at Health and Beauty Cosmetic Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida, fac
JUNE 12, 2014
Despite the onset of electronic medical records and other ways of identifying patients, wrong-pat
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
The Joint Commission last week announced revisions to its medical staff standards for hospitals a
In a 90-minute webcast titled medical-staff-imple
MARCH 27, 2015
A pharmacist must review all medication orders prior to the medication being dispensed exc
APRIL 22, 2014
Who should be notified when a medication has been recalled for safety reasons by the FDA or by th
University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM) nurses have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a two-da
JUNE 14, 2018
Unprecedented wildfires in California have forced hospitals to not only test their emergency plan
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Three out of four physicians believe that fellow practitioners prescribe an unnecessary test or p
The Guide for Graduate Medical Education Offices and Program Coordinators
MAY 19, 2020
Identify who the backup leadership will be in the event your command incident officer isn’t
DECEMBER 1, 2017
All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed, and authenticated in
  Medical staffs are discovering their governance documents are inadequate for tod
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Fill in the blank: Medication storage areas should be designed to address at least three things.
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
As the number of low-volume medical staff physicians increases, credentials committee members and
DECEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
If they’re a member of your medical staff, and you allow people without a license to be o
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
A Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) contractor special study found improper payments
MAY 27, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will change the scoring scale on its new Medi
MAY 2, 2014
Give your medical staff leaders the training and confidence to succeed. Medical Staff Leadersh
APRIL 4, 2014
Dear readers, Welcome to a new year of Medical Staff Leader Insider!
JANUARY 7, 2016
Case managers can play a role in helping to reduce unnecessary testing.  
“Medical students should be evaluated before they apply for residency for their ability to
JANUARY 22, 2016
An active shooter incident is one of those things that healthcare clinic staff know could happen
MARCH 3, 2016
The ACGME Resident/Fellow Survey is currently top of mind for many DIOs and GME office staff. Bet
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Q: Some of my staff seem unclear about the parameters of the resumption-of-care
  Multi-hospital systems will be allowed to use a unified and integrated medical s
I have a question on medication reconciliation and the Level 1, 2, and 3 drug interaction
Medical staffs across the country are discovering their governance documents are inadequate for t
If you're looking for training ideas for your staff, it might be time to train them on how to pro
AUGUST 18, 2016
Disclosing medical errors, Part 2: Some additional practical tips by
AUGUST 1, 2014
There are many rules and regulations that the average safety officer must adhere to on a daily ba
There are many rules and regulations that the average safety officer must adhere to on a daily ba
JULY 1, 2019
Initial pilot testing results related to the IMPACT Act show a few domains such as pain are strai
Editor's note: New medical staff leaders often have questions about credentialing and privileg
What does the Safe Medical Device Act of 1990 require of hospitals?  
APRIL 29, 2014
Dear readers, Calling all experts! HCPro is looking for medical staff experts to
OCTOBER 22, 2015
Dear readers, In observance of Thanksgiving, Medical Staff Leader Insider
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Medical staff leaders need to understand that the path followed for non-conformance by employed
JANUARY 14, 2016
Unprecedented wildfires in California forced hospitals to not only test their emergency plans, b
APRIL 1, 2018
One man has been arrested and a police investigation is ongoing after a string of phony medical
At least one man has contracted hepatitis C after insulin pens were misused by staff at Grif
OCTOBER 23, 2014
Dear readers, Soon you will notice a change to Medical Staff Leader Insider.
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for complica
APRIL 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
ECRI: The rules on copying and pasting medical information In 2016, the
Medical Staff Briefing provides the strategies and updated information medical
DECEMBER 3, 2015
by William K. Cors, MD, MMM, FACPE, chief medical quality officer at Pocono Heal
DECEMBER 1, 2014
DeKalb Medical is a nonprofit health system based out of Decatur, Georgia, with 627 beds across
In the physician office setting, coders are likely familiar with the concept of coding for
APRIL 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
Patient/family education on the importance of medication management is a critical component of me
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) proposal to take direct oversi
A police officer was shot and killed Monday by an armed suspect while he was responding to
APRIL 2, 2014
In the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) FY17 Work Plan, the agency
JANUARY 19, 2018
HCPro, Inc., a leader in medical coder education and training, announces a re-launch of its popul
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Editor's note: The following article was published in our sister publication Medical Sta
FEBRUARY 17, 2021
As the CDC and international medical community continues to learn how to handle the spread of COV
MARCH 5, 2020
Bylaws serve as the governing documents of the medical staff. Bylaws must meet the hospital&rsquo
DECEMBER 13, 2013
Examine your hospital’s medication compounding process and your compliance level with upcom
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Examine your hospital’s medication compounding process and your compliance level with upcom
OCTOBER 1, 2018
By John Palmer A new study finds that, while voluntary testing of
OCTOBER 15, 2020
Almost 180 patients at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center may have been exposed to potentially d
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
A new study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that nearly nine in 10 phys
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing facilities that administer the United States Medical Licensure
APRIL 23, 2020
  Organizations must continue to educate and train staff throughout the transition
JUNE 24, 2015
JUSTCODING
Fill in the blank: Current medications include which of the following? a.   
JULY 29, 2014
The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) says 1,200 of its members employed at Tufts Medical Ce
JULY 13, 2017
Dear readers, HCPro would like to offer a medical staff professional (MSP) e-learn
JUNE 25, 2015
Dear readers, If you are attending the National Association Medical Staff Service
OCTOBER 1, 2015
HCPro is now offering some of our popular medical staff leadership titles as eBooks. With physic
JANUARY 14, 2016
Are you a physician leader with advice to share? If so, we want to hear from you. Medical
MARCH 24, 2016
Dear readers, The content you normally find in Medical Staff Leader Insider
The Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is pilot testing an international
A pilot group of medical schools have been modifying their curriculums to test the impleme
OCTOBER 10, 2014
Physicians certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathi
DECEMBER 21, 2017
From advanced practice professionals to telemedicine providers, The Medical Staff’s Guid
OCTOBER 31, 2013
From advanced practice professionals to telemedicine providers, The Medical Staff’s Guid
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
A common lament heard from medical staffs across the country is that 80% of the medical staff&rs
CDI specialists are in high demand, and finding experienced staff can be difficult. That often me
In the near future, you can expect to see some changes coming to Medical Staff Leader Insider. Yo
DECEMBER 31, 2015
This June, FDA issued an alert reminding healthcare professionals and facility staff of “f
An important objective of medication reconciliation is to resolve discrepancies between home medi
AUGUST 19, 2014
New Patient Safety Systems chapter includes two existing Medical Staff standards
After months and years of preparation, false starts, and delays, ICD-10 is here and medical pract
Nearly one in five Medicare patients fall prey to medically related injuries unrelated to their u
Don't be left out! Join us as we bring MSPs and medical staff leaders together to discover i
Ensure workers are trained on and fit-tested for using respirators and are not sharing protective
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
Thinking of implementing a unified, integrated medical staff across your healthcare
  There are instances when a patient comes in for routine preventive office visits
medication-error-prevention-six-steps-to-improving-patient-safe
JUNE 11, 2015
Although drug testing is not necessarily a fail-safe and is an added expense, having a drug testi
Six employees of Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, N.C., fell ill last month after ea
APRIL 5, 2017
Who can conduct the (medication) review? The regulations require a drug
 The looming physician shortage has prompted many medical educators to champion a new way of
APRIL 17, 2014
The University of Colorado-Denver student who gained unauthorized access to Denver Health Medical
JULY 14, 2017
When a hospice discovers a new ADR, staff should review the time frame for the ADR, assem
From 2005-2015, the overall number of medical residents in the country grew by 22%, but the major
JUNE 30, 2017
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that a medical staff can sue its hospital b
Karen Kondilis, editor of Medical Staff Briefing, wrote the following blog post. Al
Police swarmed Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday in response to an
SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
Hospitals are permitted to define what medication information is necessary to be obtained from th
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Dear readers, It’s National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week, which is
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Medical practices from the "Dark Ages" are usually discounted, but the recent discovery
APRIL 14, 2015
Stethoscopes are maybe the most common of all diagnostic tools used in a medical facility, among
Stethoscopes are maybe the most common of all diagnostic tools used in a medical facility, among
MARCH 1, 2019
Researchers found that found that 85% of emergency medical residents were able to correctl
OCTOBER 31, 2014
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforcement and oversight policies are inadequate, according
  The program director, department chair, or graduate medical education (GME) offi
JUNE 13, 2014
If you've been the safety officer at your facility for any period of time, chances are you've alr
OCTOBER 2, 2014
Be aware that OSHA is continuing to cite healthcare organizations for not protecting their staff
MAY 24, 2018
At Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Tennessee, a multidisciplinary team has been wo
JULY 26, 2016
Your organization’s medical staff may never be one big happy family, but it doesn’t h
Physician age, addiction, and disruptive behavior are common concerns for the medical staff. Tak
OCTOBER 22, 2015
Some of the biggest hazards facing medical staff (and the patients they treat) are lack of rest,
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) rel
Consider prepositioning food and medical items needed for potential resupply in an emergency clos
AUGUST 1, 2018
by Crys S. Draconi, C-TAGME, education manager for neurosciences at Tufts Medical Center and
OCTOBER 6, 2017
Improve patient safety with this must-have DVD! Medication management has always been cha
MAY 27, 2015
Editor’s note: The Joint Commission unveiled a new Medication Compound
AUGUST 1, 2017
The 21st annual National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week is just ahead, from November 3-9.
 The latest issue of Medical Staff Briefing is here, and if there’s
APRIL 17, 2014
What are regulators really looking for from your medical staff services department? When CMS see
In fiscal year 2012-2013, the Florida Department of Health received 661 unlicensed medical activ
Medical students in Massachusetts will be trained on the prevention and management of prescriptio
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
ISMP’s targeted medication safety best practices for 2017 Edit
The improper and, at times, unethical and illegal use of antipsychotic medications (APM) to sedat
Dear readers,   In past editions of Medical Staff Leader I
MARCH 12, 2015
Dear readers, This week’s Medical Staff Leader Insider features an
JULY 16, 2015
Dear readers, Last week’s edition of Medical Staff Leader Insider f
JULY 23, 2015
Dear readers, There’s still time to sign up for HCPro’s medical staff/
AUGUST 27, 2015
HCPro is working on a book about how the medical staff applies its regular processes to employed
OCTOBER 1, 2015
Dear readers, Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for medical staff e
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Dear readers, Welcome to the final edition of Medical Staff Leader Insider
JUNE 23, 2016
IT and patient safety advocates call for better testing and standardization Elec
JANUARY 6, 2016
Medical educators are finding new ways to incorporate video games into the education of medical s
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
ASHE webinar discusses the need for all-hands staff training and facility preparation
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Train staff on rules about protecting patient privacy and prepare security personnel in case they
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Medication errors or adverse drug interactions are a major cause of hospital readmissions.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) must provide greater detail on interoperability stan
“We had all endured four years of medical school, and we believed that all our lectures, e
During an emergency, CMS has the expectation that agency staff should be able to assist in their
by Allison J. Weaver, Ms. Ed., medical communication specialist; and owner and CEO of Allison
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
  The number of medical malpractice lawsuits has dropped significantly in Pennsylv
JUNE 26, 2014
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has advised South Jersey prosecutors to review all auto
Dear Colleague, This month, I would like to discuss MS.1.20-"medical staff by
FEBRUARY 15, 2005
Just who is entitled to be called “doctor” in hospitals, medical offices and other c
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
The former chief financial officer (CFO) of Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, pled
  Don't forget the business office
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
  Privacy concerns for the business office
NOVEMBER 16, 2018
  The quintessential form for the business office and administrators
DECEMBER 21, 2018
DECEMBER 2, 2015
JUSTCODING
Have you trained your staff on the new GHS standards related to hazard communication? &nb
APRIL 23, 2014
In an effort to make sure officers get proper training in the facility’s unique secu
MARCH 20, 2014
The Joint Commission calls for better protection of medical staff This Ma
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MARCH 9, 2017
The 126th State District Court in Austin, Texas, has ruled that Texas Medical Board (TMB) Rule 1
Long shifts and lack of sleep among medical residents led the Accreditation Council for Graduate
APRIL 10, 2014
Not medically and reasonably necessary. Records not submitted. Lack of inpatient admission orders
Even after four years of medical school and standardized tests, some trainees aren’t prepa
MAY 2, 2014
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released final rules October 6 with the inte
CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released final rules October 6 with the inte
by Pedram Mizani, MD, MHSA, family physician and chief clinical officer of the AmeriClerkship
JANUARY 12, 2018
It’s the New Year, and like us all, you probably want to start fresh and improve your staff
The following tips may assist staff in determining whether a disease or condition may be identifi
Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of stories that will help medical clinics
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) oversight and the security of ePHI are on the Office of the Inspect
Although there are many ways to develop a medication reconciliation program at a particular facil
Drive Patient Satisfaction and Staff Engagement by Creating a Cultu
MAY 25, 2017
You arrive to work at 6:30 a.m. and find a night-shift nurse crying outside your office door. Bet
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
A woman posing as a physician in training successfully infiltrated the medical staff ranks at Bri
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
As everyone who works in medical education knows, spring is networking season. Now that you&rsqu
APRIL 20, 2018
Keeping wait times for appointments to a minimum is a cardinal rule for medical practices, but on
The Office of Inspector General has some advice for hospice and home health agencies: Pay attenti
As hospitals acquire more physician offices, patients are often paying more, not less, for their
A University of Colorado-Denver student gained unauthorized access to Denver Health Medical Cente
APRIL 28, 2017
A new tracking device could help reduce medical errors by watching and recording a surgeon’
AUGUST 27, 2014
The Joint Commission has denied full accreditation to Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle af
JUNE 23, 2016
Job descriptions that do not reflect the reality of what staff members actually do or are expecte
  Reporting laboratory tests with 2015's new CPT codes Q:
In this week’s edition of Medical Staff Leader Insider, I’ve included a piece
  This week’s edition ofMedical Staff Leader Insider features an arti
JULY 10, 2014
Dear readers,   This week’s edition of Medical Staff
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Dear readers, A few of the articles in this week’s Medical Staff Leader Ins
On August 14, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) posted a report that follows up on its Octobe
Physician Practice Perspectives, previously The Doctor's Office
Physician Practice Perspectives, previously The Doctor's Office
  GAO: New payment rates for Part B lab tests may lead to billions in overpayments
DECEMBER 14, 2018
Many questions have swirled around the issue of medical necessity and how to document it appropri
DECEMBER 1, 2015
Ask any hospital safety officer who's recently gone through a survey from The Joint Commis
MAY 22, 2014
Two nurses who were held hostage in May by an inmate receiving medical care at an Illinois hospit
JUNE 1, 2017
“Infusing your medical world with a big dose of creativity may open the door for improved s
APRIL 30, 2015
Residents at the University of Washington resumed negotiations with the office of graduate medica
JANUARY 15, 2016
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from The Guide for Graduate Medical Edu
JULY 22, 2020
A new blood test that predicts the onset of Alzheimer's disease and mild dementia could lead to m
MARCH 14, 2014