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Working with Physician Extenders to increase efficiency and profitability

A Physician Extender is one who is not a physician, but is of a lesser qualification, who helps physicians by carrying out many activities usually carried out by physicians. As the name suggests, Physician Extenders work to supplement the functions of a physician and could take a considerable load off her shoulders. In most cases, an advanced nurse practitioner or a physician assistant work as a Physician Extender.A nurse practitioner is usually prepared and trained to impart the duties…See More
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De-Identification of PHI under HIPAA

As health information grows, sharing it among healthcare providers and researchers is necessary for providing and advancing healthcare services and healthcare research. But the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 severely limits how Protected Health Information (PHI) can be shared. It also has…See More
Oct 13
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Medical records retention and disposition is a complex activity

In a scenario where today’s healthcare environment is fast paced, diverse and straddle many disciplines; retention and disposition of medical records -both paper and electronic -is fraught with complexities. There are different rules set out by the state agencies, as well as by HIPAA statutes and regulations, for…See More
Oct 11
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Understanding HIPAA requirements for safeguarding PHI

Meeting the legal requirements required of a healthcare provider hinges on and depends directly on a clear grasp of HIPAA compliance requirements. A thorough grasp of HIPAA compliance entails being fully equipped with all the knowledge needed to put the proper policies and procedures in place. This is because…See More
Oct 9
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Understanding the Anti-Kickback Statute is a must for healthcare providers and professionals

A proper understanding of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) is completely necessary for healthcare providers and professionals.  It is among the strongest weapons in the government arsenal for enforcing the federal fraud and abuse laws. Along with Stark II (the federal physician anti-referral law), the Anti-Kickback Statute can be and is being used as the basis for an action brought under the Federal False Claims…See More
Oct 5
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Ensuring patient engagement that is HIPAA compliant

The major reason for which there are widespread violations of the HIPAA Rules for communicating with patients by unencrypted email and text message is that healthcare providers and Covered Entities and their Business Associates are ignorant of the rules. Although the HIPAA Rules are pretty straightforward and easy to follow; providers and Business Associates who don’t implement them in accordance…See More
Oct 3
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Managing Risks under HIPAA – HITECH for 2017 and beyond

With HIPAA now being fully enforced and the government getting stricter and stricter about its implementation; practice or business or compliance officers need to be absolutely thorough about all the areas of HIPAA implementation. Given that there are enormous issues of risks that Covered Entities and their Business Associates need to address; the need to be fully aware of the changes that the Omnibus Rule has brought…See More
Sep 26
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Clinician stress and burnout related to user of the EHR

The introduction of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) has certainly brought about a major change in the way healthcare is administered in this vast country.EHR's have evolved in a big way from the time they first came to be used in a moderate way in the healthcare industry a few decades ago. From then on, although the push towards making all health records online has been on -and the US economy saves close to $80 billion a year on paper and other aspects -the rate of penetration of EHR has…See More
Sep 21
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How to Get a Job in Compliance with no Experience? Learn New Skills for $10

For people on a job hunt, the reason for not offering one is almost invariably the same: You lack experience. How do you convince the organization that one can gain no experience unless one has a job? This is a typical chicken and egg conundrum: You are not given a job because you have no experience, and you have no  experience…See More
Sep 18
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Sep 15
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Education, training and tools for ensuring healthcare frontline food safety

Food technology has been growing at a quick pace, having come under the influence of the twin paradigms of the late 20th century, technology and globalization. As populations keep moving from one part of the world to another in the millions; it is natural that they get influenced by the food behavior of the place to which they move, while also bringing their own influences into it.It is not just with the itinerant population that food service and movement are paired and associated. They have…See More
Sep 11
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Complementing MACRA and MIPS with HIPAA brings about better patient engagement

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a federal Act that regulates the manner in which physicians have to be paid when they treat patients who come to them under Medicare. It modifies and supersedes the earlier legislation on this topic, namely the Balanced Budget Act, which was in force from 1997. From the time the Balanced Budget Act linked physician payments to budget cuts and economic growth; it has reduced physician payments by over a fifth. In contrast, MACRA…See More
Sep 7
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HIPAA’s guidelines need to be understood to prepare for, prevent, respond and recover ransomware

Ransomware is dangerous and malicious software that infects the operating systems of computers that are vulnerable. It blocks access to files, and demands a ransom for releasing it. After the ransom is paid, usually in the form of virtual cash, through means such as Bitcoin, the block may be released. Many ransomware attacks, like ransom seekers in real life, blackmail and harass the victim for prolonged periods of time. Sometimes, ransomware can block the user’s access to the entire…See More
Sep 1
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Aug 11
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How do campuses respond to students with mental issues?

Perhaps no educational campus is free of students with some or another kind of mental or emotional issues. Considering the wide diversity of students that enroll into American colleges and the varied backgrounds they come from; it is no surprise that American colleges will have to deal with such students.There is a need for institutions that come across students with emotional or mental issues to learn to deal with the issue. While on the one hand, administrators of educational institutions…See More
Aug 9
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Does fixing a retirement age for physicians help improve the healthcare system?

The medical profession is different from most others in one vital aspect: Practitioners of this profession don’t retire. The profession allows the physician to continue for as long as her physical and mental faculties allow her to. The US’ Supreme Court judges too, don’t retire, but theirs is judicial service, during which…See More
Aug 8

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MentorHealth is a comprehensive training source for healthcare professionals. MentorHealth offers expert advice and solution in more aspect in healthcare, including Hipaa, Risk management, Clinical informatics, hospital management, OSHA Compliance, Patient Safety, and more.
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Years of Experience in MedTech Field
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About Me
MentorHealth is a comprehensive training source for healthcare professionals. Our trainings are high on value, but not on cost. MentorHealth is the right training solution for healthcare professionals. With MentorHealth, healthcare professionals can make use of the best benefits relating to their professional training.

• They can get the benefit of advice from experts in the field.
• Healthcare professionals will have the flexibility of viewing recorded webinars at their convenience.
• MentorHealth offers online interactive participation. Using this, healthcare professionals, no matter which part of the world they are based in, will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with some of the most accomplished experts in the healthcare Industry.

MentorHealth is driven by a core objective –that of being a platform for learning and discussion to address some of the important issues and challenges that the healthcare community, consisting of healthcare workers from doctors to nurses to other support staff, is up against in today‘s scenario. Various aspects of healthcare, such as Meaningful Use, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Stark and Anti Kickback Act, Valid Consent, Patient Safety and Process Improvement, Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes, Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Records, Nursing Informatics, Healthcare Disclosure, Electronic Transactions Standards such as 5010 and ICD-10, Electronic Health Records, Stimulus Code, Healthcare Information Exchange, Healthcare Information Technology, Medical Necessity, Personal Health Records, Clinical Decision Support, Financial Management and ROI, Electronic Prescribing, Healthcare Information Systems, Clinical Informatics, Insurance Claim Appeals, Auto ID and Bar Coding, Integration and Interoperability, Risk Management in the Retention and Destruction of Medical Records and Medical Records Law, to name just a few, are covered.

Another of our aims is to provide on-demand consulting services and customized training programs. We have wholesome and valuable offerings in these and related areas. We would be glad to have you take a few minutes to check out these. You are welcome to contact us anytime if you have any queries or clarifications or need additional information.

MentorHealth is the latest addition to a growing list of specialized continuing education web portals from NetZealous LLC. With over 500 trainings conducted successfully in the last year under the brand GlobalCompliancePanel and having around 15000 satisfied customers, we at NetZealous have now ventured into providing healthcare-centric trainings. The response from our customers and the relationship we have had with our panel of experts on GlobalCompliancePanel has given us the confidence to foray into other niche areas of expertise. A comprehensive list of categories and topics is available.
Professional Objectives
MentorHealth is a comprehensive training source for healthcare professionals. MentorHealth offers expert advice and solution in more aspect in healthcare, including Hipaa, Risk management, Clinical informatics, hospital management, OSHA Compliance, Patient Safety, and more.

Roger Steven's Blog

Working with Physician Extenders to increase efficiency and profitability

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 6:46am 0 Comments

A Physician Extender is one who is not a physician, but is of a lesser qualification, who helps physicians by carrying out many activities usually carried out by physicians. As the name suggests, Physician Extenders work to supplement the functions of a physician and could take a considerable load off her shoulders. In most cases, an advanced nurse practitioner or a physician assistant work as a Physician Extender.

A nurse practitioner is usually prepared and trained to impart the…

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De-Identification of PHI under HIPAA

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 7:42am 0 Comments

As health information grows, sharing it among healthcare providers and researchers is necessary for providing and advancing healthcare services and healthcare research. But the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 severely limits how Protected Health Information (PHI) can be…

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Medical records retention and disposition is a complex activity

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 7:12am 0 Comments

In a scenario where today’s healthcare environment is fast paced, diverse and straddle many disciplines; retention and disposition of medical records -both paper and electronic -is fraught with complexities. There are different rules set out by the state agencies, as well as by HIPAA statutes…

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Understanding HIPAA requirements for safeguarding PHI

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Meeting the legal requirements required of a healthcare provider hinges on and depends directly on a clear grasp of HIPAA compliance requirements. A thorough grasp of HIPAA compliance entails being fully equipped with all the knowledge needed to put the proper policies and procedures in place.…

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