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Celebrity HIPAA – good example of what not to do

Click here to view an article about a HIPAA violation related to celebrity Kim Kardashian. This is a perfect example of what curious healthcare workers should not do. There are only 3 valid reasons for accessing protected health information: 1.

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The Art of Medicine

Medical practices spend a significant amount of time, effort, and money on advertising each year (websites, Internet ads, newspaper ads, mailers, health fairs, etc.). The most effective advertising, however, is the interaction doctors have with patients in the exam room.

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One Opinion of ACOs

Click on the link below to read an opinion article about ACOs from professors at Harvard’s business and medical schools. This article was originally published in the Wall Street Journal. ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) seem to be a hot topic

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Any $1 Billion Ideas?

Medicare recently offered $1 billion for new health care innovation ideas. Click HERE to learn more.

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Common Characteristics of Practices Needing Our Help

Every doctor and practice faces unique challenges or has varying motivations for seeking help; however, we’ve noticed the following common characteristics. Any of these sound familiar? The office manager is overwhelmed. The practice has grown from a small, family-oriented office

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Value of an Evaluation

MPA’s relationship with new clients usually starts with a medical practice evaluation, which is a short-term engagement lasting approximately 4 weeks. Over this time period, we gather information from practice management/EMR systems, review financial statements (income statement and balance sheet),

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Our History and Backgrounds

The idea behind Medical Practice Administrators (MPA) was created in 2007 by its founders, Ed Rasmussen and Tim Prusse. Our experience, though, goes back even further. After graduating from Brigham Young University with bachelors and masters degrees in accounting, Ed

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