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Balancing Choice Overload for Your Company’s Retirement Plan

The importance of offering your employees an optimal number of retirement plan investment options.

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Four Ways to Increase Employee Retirement Contributions

Research shows that retirement plan sponsors can help improve employee participation and saving rates with a few relatively simple strategies.

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Handling Immunization Refusal in the Anti-Vaccination Era

Physicians should use a combination of education and documentation to both encourage healthy immunization practices and protect themselves against claims.

How to Get Your Best Employees to Stick Around

Key ways to engage practice staff and retain top performers.

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What You Need to Know About Proposed Federal EHR Rules

New rules may make it easier for patients and providers to access and share health information.

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Shifting the Clinician Mindset Toward Emotional Well-Being

A renewed focus on physicians’ emotional health can enhance their personal lives as well as their ability to deliver quality medical care.

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How to Approach Difficult Conversations with Practice Staff

Four key ways to create a climate of mutual respect when dealing with employee conduct.

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Avoiding Misunderstandings With Advanced Medical Directives

How can you ensure patients and their loved ones understand end-of-life care decisions before an adverse event occurs?

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Open Payments Review Period Begins April 1

Beginning April 1, medical practices will have 45 days to review and dispute Medicare records of 2018 payments on the federal Open Payments database.

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Perspectives on New HHS Cybersecurity Guidance

The healthcare industry is a prime target for hackers and cyber attacks. HHS offers guidance on data security for practices across the country.

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