What is a Social Security Number?
In the movie "My Blue Heaven" (1990), Barney Coopersmith, an FBI agent played by Rick Moranis, asks Vincent Antonelli, a mobster played by Steve Martin, what his Social Security number (SSN) is. Vincent responds slowly, providing the following numbers: 215-69-82125. Barney tells him that he gave one number too many, and Vincent says: "Take off the five." While that scene is obviously played for laughs, social security fraud is no joke. If you plan on hiring anytime soon, it's important to verify all the SSNs your applicants give you.
Social security numbers are numbers assigned to American citizens at birth, or when they become permanent or temporary residents. All SSNs contain nine digits (XXX-XX-XXXX), and in almost every case, a person has only [...]
Where Do You Look to Find a Gig?
Becoming an entertainer, whether on a part-time or a full-time basis, is not an easy proposition. Part of the problem is that it's difficult for newbies to get stage time, whether they’re singers, magicians, comedians, or something else entirely. But online databases make it much easier to find open mikes at which to perform, gigs which can be critical to building experience, confidence, skills, and a resume.
There are a number of online databases you can read through to find a list of open mikes near your hometown. Openmikes.org provides lists of such events throughout the United States and Canada. Every opportunity it includes is open to all performers, regardless of how much stage time a person has had in the past. This free-to-use site is [...]
How to Sniff Out an Insurance Scam:
Insurance fraud has been around almost as long as insurance has been around. This century, however, insurance companies have new tools at their disposal for sniffing out scams and catching those who try to unfairly bilk them out of payments. Among the most effective of these new tools are computer databases.
You can employ an insurance database from the time a customer first applies for a policy. At this early stage, you can use a database to check out the applicant's history, scour that person's past for any convictions or financial issues, including bankruptcy filings, evictions or bank foreclosures. You can search people's identities by entering their names, social security numbers, addresses, or even just their dates of birth. Some [...]
Which Number Should You Call?
Whenever someone calls you, it's helpful to be able to figure out whether that call was made from a landline phone or a cell phone. Why?
If you can determine that it was a cell phone, then you can feel free to call back at any time of the day in order to leave a message. If it's a landline, however, you might not want to call at certain times, like early in the morning or late at night, because the ringing of the landline phone might wake people up if the homeowners never turn off the ringer.
Another consideration is the other party's cell phone minutes. That is, if you ascertain that a phone call was made from a mobile phone, you might choose to respond by sending a text message or by writing an email. That way, you don't have to worry about [...]
Is EHR Conversion Difficult?
Converting your medical paper files to an electronic health records (EHR) system is a process that must be handled with extreme care. However, it does not have to be a source of anxiety. Remember that if you don't have employees to spare for this project, you can always hire an outside firm to handle this process for you.
The most difficult part of the EHR conversion is the chart conversion. This is when the staff members of a medical office must take all of their patients' medical charts and input them into the electronic database. A single mistake could, conceivably, cost a patient his or her life.
What Are the Steps to Convert to EHR?
To begin, make sure that all your patients' medical charts are completely up to date. And all this information [...]