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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?

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?

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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Medical Review Board Advises FMCSA on Sleep Apnea

Medical Review Board Meeting On August 22-23, 2016, the Medical Review Board (MRB) met to deliberate on public comments from medical professionals and associations on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) and Federal Railroad Administration’s...

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My Productivity Tools

Staying Productive I’m often asked about the productivity tools and technology I use to manage my business and various consulting projects.  I’m a tech junkie.  It would take at least a small book to give a decent review of all the apps I use and love. Here are some...

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