Archive for September, 2010

Quotes

September 30, 2010

“Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.”  – E. Nightingale

Cowtown Netweavers MeetUp 09.29.2010

September 29, 2010

Consistency breeds success.

20 years from now, you will regret the things you didn’t do over the things you did do.

Texas Controlled Substance Program

September 27, 2010

Controlled Substances Registration Program

The Controlled Substances Registration Program was established as a result of the passage of the Texas Controlled Substances Act in 1973. This program involves the registration of all persons or institutions that manufacture, distribute, analyze, or dispense controlled substances in Texas. Registrants include practitioners (medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists, therapeutic optometrists), mid-level practitioners (advanced practice nurses and physicians’ assistants), pharmacies, hospitals, manufacturers, researchers, teaching institutions, distributors, and analysts. There are approximately 75,000 registrants currently registered. The purpose of registering these individuals and institutions is to attempt to more effectively control the diversion of controlled substances from legitimate channels and to promote public health and welfare by controlling illegal drug trafficking.

You will need to register and to obtain an application at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/criminal_law_enforcement/narcotics/narccsr.htm.  Contact the program at 512.424.2188 or by e-mail at tppcsr@txdps.state.tx.us. You will need to provide your name, including degree (i.e., MD, DO, DDS) or business activity, mailing address, and telephone number. A registration fee of $25 will be required for the initial issuance of the registration and for each subsequent renewal.  There is a list of forms available on the website at:  http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/criminal_law_enforcement/narcotics/narcforms.htm.

Quotes

September 23, 2010

“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.”  – Napoleon Hill

Cowtown Netweavers MeetUp 09.22.2010

September 22, 2010

Hang in there long enough to win!  Keep moving even when you are scared and make mistakes.  Success is that way, just a little past splat.

taken from: Monday Morning Choices by David Cottrell

Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

September 20, 2010

It is back to school time and a good time to be reminded about the guidelines for vaccines.  Is your child up to date?  Has your child had all the recommended vaccines?  Check out the schedule at http://cdc.gov/vaccines/.  You may also download a Preventive Health Care PDF form at http://brightfutures.aap.org/pdfs/AAP%20Bright%20Futures%20Periodicity%20Sched%20101107.pdf.

Quotes

September 17, 2010
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim and have fixed their gaze on a goal that is high–one that sometimes seems impossible.”   – Orison Swett Marden, Motivational Writer

Are you an Inspiring Leader?

September 17, 2010

Simon Sinek has some great points on how you inspire to action.  In his speach, he states we all think, act and respond the same way and that most of us think from the outside in (what, how, why) instead of the inside out (why, how, what).   100% of us know what we do.  Some of us know how we do it.  Very few of us know why we do it.  Knowing all these things, and using it from the inside out makes people inspired. 

The goal is to remember to do business with people who believe what you believe…people don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it.

Watch the video for yourself!

http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

Quotes

September 16, 2010

“What you are will show in what you do.”  – Thomas Edison

Required Posters in the Workplace

September 13, 2010

There are several required posters for both federal and state authorities that must be displayed in your business.  Some business have specific forms that are regulated by that industry.  Most all the required posters and documents are available in both english and spanish versions.  The following list is not a complete list of all that may be required for you, but we have provided a partial list (English version only) of some of them for you.

Equal Employment Opportunity:  http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf     http://www.twc.state.tx.us/crd/eeoposter.pdf

Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation – Employer Non Coverage Package http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/forms/dwc/notice5.pdf

Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation – Employer Coverage Package   http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/forms/dwc/notice6.pdf

Employee Rights under The Fair Labor Standards Act:  http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/minwagep.pdf

Notice of Paydays: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/lablaw/ll10.pdf

Employee Polygraph Protection Act:  http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eppac.pdf

Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under The Family and Medical Leave Act:  http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act:   http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/USERRA_Private.pdf

Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act:  http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/mspaensp.pdf

An employer is required to post these notices only if covered under that particular Act. If you have any questions concerning coverage, you can research this further at reviewing the Summary of Laws, Regulatiosn and Technical Assistant Services (http://www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/index.htm), or by calling the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (http://www.dol.gov/whd/index.htm) at 866.487.9243.

Quotes

September 9, 2010

“Aim for the highest.”  – Andrew Carnegie

HIPAA – How to File a Complaint

September 7, 2010

If you believe that a covered entity violated your (or someone else’s) health information privacy rights or committed another violation of the Privacy or Security Rule, you may file a complaint with OCR.  OCR can investigate complaints against covered entities (as listed here: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/index.html).  A covered entity is a health plan, health care clearinghouse, and any health care provider that conducts certain health care transactions electronically. 

COMPLAINT REQUIREMENTS

Your complaint must:

  1. Be filed in writing, either on paper or electronically, by mail, fax, or e-mail;
  2. Name the covered entity involved and describe the acts or omissions you believe violated the requirements of the Privacy or Security Rule; and
  3. Be filed within 180 days of when you knew that the act or omission complained of occurred. OCR may extend the 180-day period if you can show “good cause.”  

ANYONE CAN FILE

Anyone can file a complaint alleging a violation of the Privacy or Security Rule by filling out the following form: Health Information Privacy Complaint (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/hipcomplaintform.pdf). If you need help filing a complaint or have a question about the complaint or consent forms, e-mail OCR at OCRMail@hhs.gov.

HIPAA PROHIBITS RETALIATION

Under HIPAA an entity cannot retaliate against you for filing a complaint. You should notify OCR immediately in the event of any retaliatory action.

If you mail or fax the complaint, be sure to send it to the appropriate OCR Regional Office based on where the alleged violation took place.  OCR has ten regional offices, and each regional office covers specific states.  Send your complaint to the attention of the OCR Regional Manager.  You do not need to sign the complaint and consent forms when you submit them by e-mail because submission by e-mail represents your signature.

 

  • Open and fill out the Health Information Privacy Complaint Form Package in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader software to fill out the complaint and consent forms. You may either:
      1. print and mail or fax the completed complaint and consent forms to the appropriate OCR Regional Office; or
      2. e-mail the completed complaint and consent forms to OCRComplaint@hhs.gov.(Please note that communication by unencrypted e-mail presents a risk that personally identifiable information contained in such an e-mail, may be intercepted by unauthorized third parties.)

File A Complaint Without Using Our Health Information Privacy Complaint Package

  • If you choose not to use the OCR Health Information Privacy Compaint Form Package, please provide the information specified below by either:
      1. mail or fax to the appropriate OCR Regional Office; or
      2. e-mail to OCRComplaint@hhs.gov.

    If you prefer, you may submit a written complaint in your own format. Be sure to include the following information:

    1. Your name
    2. Full address
    3. Telephone numbers
    4. E-mail address (if available)
    5. Name, full address and telephone number of the person, agency or organization you believe violated your (or someone else’s) health information privacy rights or committed another violation of the Privacy or Security Rule
    6. Brief description of what happened. How, why, and when do you believe your (or someone else’s) health information privacy rights were violated, or how the Privacy or Security Rule otherwise was violated
    7. Any other relevant information
    8. Your signature and date of complaint

    If you are filing a complaint on someone’s behalf, also provide the name of the person on whose behalf you are filing.

    The following information is optional:

    1.  
      1. Do you need special accommodations for us to communicate with you about this complaint?
      2. Who else can we call if we cannot reach you?
      3. Have you filed your complaint somewhere else? If so, where?

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/index.html

Quotes

September 2, 2010

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”  – W. Churchill