Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient Care Items

Sterilization and disinfection of patient care items is a critical component to all medical and dental facilities. Understanding that there are different types of patient care items can help your company know how to best keep your patients and staff safe from cross contamination. Medical and dental instruments/devices are labeled by the manufacturer as either […]

HIPAA, Battling Parents, and Minor’s Health Records

HIPAA and battling parents and minor records

Dealing with a minor’s health records can be a minefield when a child is from a blended family, or the parents have a contentious divorce ongoing. This gets especially sticky when you add in stepparents, grandparents, and situations where a minor controls all or a portion of their own records. Reviewing the basics can help […]

It’s Your Call – June 2024

sharps safety device

OSHA/Infection Control: Can you refuse to use a safety device for a sharp instrument on the basis that it costs too much? By law, you must review your sharps (any device that cuts or punctures the skin) every year. Any new safety devices that have the potential to be safer than what you are using must […]

Safeguarding Reproductive Health Privacy: A Roadmap to HIPAA Compliance

health privacy and reproductive health

In healthcare, privacy remains a fundamental concern, particularly regarding reproductive health care privacy. Recognizing the sensitivity of this area, recent modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule by both the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) signify a pivotal step towards bolstering privacy rights and autonomy for […]

It’s Your Call – May 2024

OSHA: Would OSHA inspect our office if a patient files a complaint about infection control? No. OSHA’s primary goal is to help employers and workers with compliance, reduce work hazards, and prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the workplace. A quick fact sheet about OSHA inspections can be found at   HIPAA: What are […]

Total Medical Compliance Celebrates 28 Years of Leadership in Healthcare Compliance: A Testament to Excellence in OSHA, HIPAA, and Infection Control

TMC 28 year anniversary healthcare compliance

For nearly three decades, Total Medical Compliance (TMC) has been at the forefront of ensuring healthcare facilities across the U.S. maintain the highest standards of compliance with regulatory requirements. As it marks its 28th anniversary, TMC has guided hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals through the complexities of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Health […]

Introducing Our New Service: Exclusion Screening for Healthcare Compliance

exclusion screening for healthcare

As healthcare providers navigate the complex web of rules and regulations in compliance, one aspect that needs more attention is exclusion screening of those working with federally funded healthcare programs. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new service, Exclusion Screening, that will assist healthcare organizations in adherence to requirements such as the initial […]

Securing Healthcare: The Crucial Role of Cyber Insurance

cyber insurance

Safeguarding patient data is paramount amidst the looming danger of cyber threats. The necessity of cyber insurance has never been clearer, as its presence or absence can significantly impact the resilience of healthcare providers. Let’s explore the benefits of cyber insurance, the risks faced by those without it, and the effects it has on those […]

It’s Your Call – April 2024

HIPAA: As a small provider practice, can we afford cyber insurance? Investing in cyber insurance is crucial for small provider practices facing the growing threat of cyberattacks. While the cost may vary depending on factors like coverage level and practice size, the expense of cyber insurance is often far outweighed by the potential financial losses […]