Changes to Chain of Custody Form

Changes to Chain of Custody Form

Republished notice from FMCSA regarding upcoming change related to recording information on the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) and Alcohol Testing Form (ATF).

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Standalone or Blended Occupational Medicine Clinic?

Standalone or Blended Occupational Medicine Clinic?

Should you [continue to] operate your occupational medicine clinic as a standalone practice or in a blended model, combining with your urgent care services? If you have a hospital affiliated occupational medicine clinic, it may have operated the same way year after...

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How to Conduct a Respirator Fit Test

How to Conduct a Respirator Fit Test

Adding  respirator fit testing services to your practice is easy and complements your respiratory protection exams. What is required before using a respirator? Fit testing is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under OSHA 1910.134...

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We’re So Busy – Why Aren’t We Making Any Money?

We’re So Busy – Why Aren’t We Making Any Money?

Medical Practice Management for Poor Profits During a recent medical practice management consultation, I listened to an  owner of a hybrid family medicine/urgent care practice lamenting - "We've been open for 4 years.  After about the first 2 years we became...

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Do FMCSA Rules “trump” HIPAA?

Do FMCSA Rules “trump” HIPAA?

Driver with a Disqualifying condition - FMCSA vs. HIPAA Marie and Suzanne wonder: Q: Was wondering what action a health care organization should take if they become aware a DOT driver has a disqualifying condition and still driving. The driver sought urgent care...

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Would You Order a Sleep Apnea Test on this Truck Driver?

Would You Order a Sleep Apnea Test on this Truck Driver?

Screening for Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivers In a previous post “Every 17″ Gets a Sleep Test,” we discussed how you really have to use a rational process to screen and refer drivers for sleep apnea testing. Here’s a recent comment from a driver to the FMCSA on the...

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