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HOW SENDING PATIENT INFORMATION BY EMAIL CAN GET YOU IN TROUBLE

14

July
2017
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And why a Business Associate Agreement won't protect you

BY: Staff Writer, PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc. 

Sending an email used to be a lot simpler. Type your message, address it to the recipient and then hit “send”. Done, over with, finished. Email is a wonderful communication tool and we tend to take it for granted. We also take for granted that the emails we send will arrive safely in the inbox of the intended recipient. But what if they don’t?

There could be a number of reasons that emails end up in the hands of the wrong person. Perhaps in…

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What your Clinic Email Address Really Says about your Business

09

July
2017
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By: PREFERRED Therapy Providers Staff Writer

You pride yourself on your professionalism. You treat your patients with the utmost respect. You strive to convey a sense of reliability and trust. You have spent time and resources developing a great looking website for your business; you have an eye-catching logo, marketing collateral materials and business cards. You understand that a polished image for your clinic is as equally important as the quality of care you provide.  But, when it comes to your email address, you fall flat and look like an amateur. What gives?

Okay, so email addresses are probably the…

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Why Waiving Patient Copays is a Bad Idea

10

June
2017
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By: Staff Writer, PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc.

If you’ve ever been tempted to waive or discount patient copays or deductibles, you might want to think twice about that (and then read this article through to the end).

Copays (flat fees a patient pays at the time of care), are a common part of the U.S. health insurance system. Over the last few years, there has been a steady, upward increase of copays and deductibles, often leading to non-payment at the time of service or resulting in patients avoiding treatment altogether.

Common Reasons Providers Waive Fees

According to an article…

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5 Tips for Hiring the Best Summer Help for your Business

08

May
2017
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By: The Staff at PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc.

Summer is when most people want to take a break from the routine and spend time enjoying warm weather activities. Hiring seasonal help for your healthcare practice can alleviate those workforce shortages left by staff members who may be taking some well-deserved vacation time. Even if it’s a short-term arrangement, you’ll want to be sure to hire the best summer help for your business. There are a few considerations to make including the type of summer help to hire, how you’ll find the best candidates, how to train them quickly and…

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