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Idle Handbooks: The Three Things That Aren't in Your Employee Handbook and How They Can Hurt You

By Ideal Business Partners

Man sprints holding an employee handbookEmployee handbooks. Just the mention of them is enough to induce narcolepsy in even the most fervent compliance devotee. It inspires dread in senior management, and anxiety in your HR staff, They'll go to bed with nightmares about slogging through dozens of pages of rules regarding time clocks, meal breaks, performance evaluations and jury duty leave ... [Read more...]

California Love

By Ideal Business Partners

Ideal Business Partners San Diego

Fire up the Tupac, Red Hot Chili Peppers and both the Mamas and the Papas, because Ideal Business Partners is California-bound.

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Nevada’s Marijuana Industry Still Fluid, Making it a Great Time for a Transaction

By Ideal Business Partners

Nevada Flag with marijuana overlayAs of July 19, 2017 With lines that stretched around dispensaries at midnight July 1, recreational marijuana sales in Nevada have been the hit that fervent supporters and, frankly, business owners had so desperately hoped it would be. Sales volume was reportedly up five times over the average pace under medical-only … [Read more...]

Not just anybody can go around shooting you up with toxins anymore.

By Ideal Business Partners

Man receiving injectionAs of July 1, 2017 a new law in Nevada is in effect that limits who can administer injectables like Botox. The law prohibits aestheticians, medical assistants, and dental hygienists from administering botulinum toxins (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) and other dermal fillers like Juvaderm. Specifically, Nevada now limits who can administer the popular cosmetic procedure to, "…a physician, physician assistant, dentist, registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse or podiatric physician..."[Read more...]

Get Your Cash Flow in Order Just by Collecting Your Co-Pays

June 27, 2017 by Ideal Business Partners

Two people holding up a broken piggy bankIf you're in private practice, it's no secret to you that one of the most pressing problems in today's healthcare business environment is cash flow. In fact, every day, countless businesses shut down or become insolvent despite being profitable because they run out of cash. Yes, you can be ... [Read more...]

Why a Change in Nevada Auto Insurance Law Is Good for Healthcare

June 15, 2017 by Ideal Business Partners

People enjoy riding in a convertibleA new law in Nevada going into effect on July 1 raises mandatory minimum requirements for auto insurance coverage. Previously, Nevada only required minimum insurance policy limits of $15,000 for the bodily injury (or death) of a single person, $30,000 for the bodily injury (or death) of two or more ... [Read more...]

WannaCry Ransomware Strikes. Now What?

May 17, 2017 by Ideal Business Partners

Error screen on a computerIf your network hasn't been frozen over by the WannaCry payload, you're one step ahead of the United Kingdom's National Health Service. On May 12, the most widespread ransomware attack we've ever seen started infecting computers in Asia. By May 14, the attack had spread to more than 150 ... [Read more...]

Start Getting Ready for Value-Based Pricing in Your Practice

April 25, 2017 by Ideal Business Partners

Do the thing. Write down the code. Get paid for the thing. Fee-for-service pricing in healthcare has been an established fact of life for the last 75-some-odd years. There was a time where it made all the sense in the world-as healthcare grew more specialized, specificity in billing was a ... [Read more...]

What's the Worst That Can Happen with Ancillary Services? Plenty.

March 28, 2017 by Ideal Business Partners

Doctor walks a tightropeThe American Health Care Act is dead, and the Affordable Care act remains the law of the land. For now. But anyone who has a solid idea of if or how the embattled Obamacare will survive into the future, or in what form, better own a DeLorean and have a clear plan on how to generate 1.21 gigawatts ... [Read more...]

Getting on a CMS Blacklist Is Easy - It's Fighting Inclusion That's the Trick

March 16, 2017 by Ideal Business Partners

Man turning a dial on the black listThe nightmare scenario for any doctor: Things are humming along, business as usual. Then one day a reimbursement claim gets denied. A major insurance payor says your participation is terminated, with no explanation. There are worse omens out there, but most of them involve seas boiling and ... [Read more...]

Self-Reporting Is Your Escape Hatch for Medicare Overpayment

February 27, 2017 by Ideal Business Partners

Money and stethoscopeThrough error, oversight, or good old-fashioned screw ups, let's say you're on the receiving end of a Medicare overpayment. What do you do? (Hint: The answer is not "new Porsche.") It's also not "Let it slide and see if the government notices." They tend not to let these kinds of ... [Read more...]

MaxHealth Chiropractic Brings HIPAA Compliance Mobile

February 4, 2017 by Ideal Business Partners

MaxHealth doctors leap in celebrationKelly Murie was a cross-country runner at Durango High School in Las Vegas who had to deal with constant injuries. Chiropractic kept him going between workouts, and a lifelong appreciation for the practice was born. Fast-forward through chiro school and Murie, along with his brother, Adam, opened ... [Read more...]