Author Archives: Wendy Lee
“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”
“The more I practice, the luckier I get.” A successful sportsman, Alistair adds that many people have been asked about the role of luck in their success. As Ben Hogan, one of the best golfers, said, “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” More recently, tennis star Serena Williams said, “Luck has nothing to […]
Compliance Programs can INCREASE Profitability.
Compliance Programs can INCREASE Profitability. OIG compliance is primarily about ensuring your practice does not do something wrong and that you are billing, coding, and collecting in an ethical and true manner. It primarily benefits insurance companies by ensuring no waste, fraud, or abuse. However, in writing the compliance program, I noticed that the checks […]
Decoding HIPAA: How to be compliant without losing your mind.
Decoding HIPAA: How to be compliant without losing your mind. HIPAA Has Two Parts 1- HIPAA Privacy – provides individuals with a legal & enforceable right to see and receive copies of PHI 2- HIPPA Security – requires physicians to protect patients’ electronically stored, protected health information (known as “ePHI”) by using appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards What does this […]
Compliance Programs can INCREASE Profitability. It’s true!!
Compliance Programs can INCREASE Profitability. It’s true!! It is everyone’s favorite time of year again when we think about our compliance program. In the past, compliance activities have been looked at as tasks that the government has assigned to make our lives more difficult. If you read the federal register, it says that they require […]
2023 is THE year to get compliant.
2023 is THE year to get compliant. It is that time of year again when people have a goal to add compliance to their never-ending list. 2023 is THE year to get compliant. I see all the emails that come through with HIPAA violations and who did what and what they were fined for. The […]
Reminders: You can do anything, but not everything at the same time.
Reminders: You can do anything, but not everything at the same time. You don’t have to figure everything out. Restart as many times as needed. Your inner peace is too expensive to be sacrificed. Do more of what makes you forget about time. As business owners, we have this overwhelming desire to do everything. But […]
What type of person are you?
What type of person are you? There is a popular motivational audio clip. He says… ” There are three types of people in the world. Those who watch things happen. Those who wonder what happened, and those who make things happen.” When I first heard this, I had to giggle a little because I could picture someone standing […]
What about the Holidays makes you happy?
What about the Holidays makes you happy? My daughter would start playing Christmas music in July. I would ask her, “Why are we listening to this months before Christmas?”. Her response was, “It makes me happy!” What about the Holidays makes you happy? These next few weeks finding the work-life balance is more important than […]
My children always got a giggle from grumpy cat. I believe they still do.
My children always got a giggle from Grumpy Cat. I believe they still do. There are people who are essentially grumpy no matter what. There are others that get discouraged by circumstances. We have talked a lot about mental health, attitude, and staying positive throughout COVID. However, I do not believe any of us thought […]
Solution-Focused Blogging. “The answer may be at the beach.” This is funny and most of you are chuckling but the important word here is not “beach” it is “answered”. Now for some of you, the answer is the beach but not for every problem. Are you solution-focused or problem-focused? This is kind of like the […]
You Can’t Make Everyone Happy You Are Not An Avocado
You can’t make everyone happy. You are not an avocado! In business, the goal is for everyone to be happy. In theory, it is simply good business sense. When the employees are happy, the environment attracts patients. They are treated with excellent customer service, they love you and refer to you, and the result is […]
Learning How to Laugh and Move Forward In Chaos
Learning How to Laugh and Move Forward In Chaos Those of you who know my family knows that this picture is of my daughter, Gianna. She was home without her sisters and this is what she was up to. When I had little ones at home I thought when they get a little older, my chaos […]
What is the secret to success?
What is the secret to success? During a first call with of my new clients, the conversation went like this: Client: “What is the secret to success?” Me: “Hard work and Integrity.” Client: “I am not kidding.” Me: “I am not either.” Thomas Jefferson said, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find […]
Ransomware, What Do I Need to Know to Protect My Practice?
Ransomware, What Do I Need to Know to Protect My Practice? Is Ransomware as Scary as People Make It Seem? Ransomware is scary for those who are unprepared. We have had clients that are completely shut down after a ransomware attack. Others who have had a HIPAA breach. It is stressful, time-consuming and can be […]
Top 10 reasons to raise profitability by adding Decompression
Top 10 reasons to raise profitability by adding Decompression As a chiropractic coach, I am often asked what the easiest way is to make more money. My answer is hard work! Many offices are looking for the fairy godmother of profitability. Where decompression will not automatically rain money, it can be very profitable. Offer an […]
Improving Team Culture Maintain A Positive Attitude
Improving Team Culture Maintain A Positive Attitude It’s important to note that team culture is only as good as your weakest team member. A football team will not win the game is the quarterback refuses to play. I speak to chiropractic offices all the time and the staff thinks it’s the doctor’s fault and the […]
As part of the HIPAA Security Rule, there is a standard that refers to the Device and Media Controls.
As part of the HIPAA Security Rule, there is a standard that refers to the Device and Media Controls. What is a device according to HIPAA Security Rule? Devices are anything digital you may use in the practice that may access or save digital information including ePHI. Computers, laptops, printers, scanners, fax, tablets, etc. Remember […]
OIG Exclusion List
OIG Exclusion List We have been taught for years do not employ an individual who is on the exclusion list. When reading it may seem that only providers can be excluded. If you read further into OIG’s frequently asked questions and other clarification OIG provides; there are reasons why staff members can be excluded as […]