Month: August 2020

As pandemic persists, health care heroes beginning to crack under the strain

By Lesley McClurg After five months working shifts at an emergency department in Oakland, Douglas Frey says he’s mentally and physically spent. Most days the tall, athletic-looking 47-year-old nurse ends his shift depleted by what he calls an undercurrent of tension. Every day Frey worries he’ll make a mistake — picking up a contaminated mask, …

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Cybersecurity Practices That Protect Your Small Business

By Imran Tariq ENTREPRENEUR LEADERSHIP NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR Success instills pride. Unfortunately, valuable possessions also attract thieves. Entrepreneurs think lack of customers, bad service and limited capital are what causes bankruptcy. Try being a victim of cybercrime. A 2019 report by insurance carrier Hiscox found that 60 percent of companies that are victims of a cyberattack …

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BREAKING NEWS: CMS Has Released The Proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Highlights: Conversion Factor decreases -11%:  winners and losers by specialty Telehealth services-some extended through the pandemic and beyond E/M Overhaul moving forward for 2021 Supervision and scope of practice changes for extenders and ancillary providers Quality Payment Program updates for MIPS and MPV CMS confirmed that the E/M office visit codes remain on track for their first …

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Florida Chiropractor Spent Virus Aid on Netflix, Gym, DOJ Says

By Jennifer Kay A Florida chiropractor allegedly paid for Netflix, a gym membership, and other personal expenses with the more than $200,000 in small business loans he received from federal Covid-19 funding, the Justice Department said. Dennis Nobbe, 63, of Miami, made his initial court appearance Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern …

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