Medical Review Board Advises FMCSA on Sleep Apnea

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

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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Should the Driver Disrobe for a DOT Physical?

Should the Driver Disrobe for a DOT Physical?

Hidden Conditions I know some examiners that have high volume practices and don't require commercial drivers to disrobe for a DOT physical. Here's an interstate driver who popped into a truck stop restaurant to wolf down a burger and fries. Some would argue that this...

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When Your Specialist Won’t Commit

When Your Specialist Won’t Commit

Specialty Consults on DOT Physical Close to half of your Commercial DOT Physical examinees have a significant medical condition.  Most times is easy enough to request some documentation or needed testing from the primary care treating physician. Examples: You have a...

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Three Ways to Lose Your Occmed Clients

Three Ways to Lose Your Occmed Clients

Successful Occupational Medicine Programs As with many other industries, in order to run a successful occupational medicine program, “service” has to be delivered from the customer’s perspective.  You’ve set up your center and trained your staff for drug screens,...

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EHR Alert Fatigue

EHR Alert Fatigue

How to Avoid EHR Alert Fatigue Answer the following questions honestly. Do you get EHR alerts while charting and: Not pay attention? Ignore even those marked “Important?” Delete more alerts than you read? Think: “I would rather talk to the IRS than see another...

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