Archive for April, 2014

Vacation and Sick Days vs. Paid Time Off

Monday, April 28th, 2014

William R. Pupkis, CMPE, Healthcare Consultant
Vacation-DaysThere are several basic approaches regarding using paid days off as an employee benefit.  The traditional method of assigning paid days off is to allocate a number of vacation days and a number of sick days.  These are specifically defined paid days off given based on the employee’s length of service.  The idea is to provide vacation time as a benefit to be used to rest and relax in order to return to work refreshed.  In the case of sick time, days are provided to allow employees to recover from illness, injury, or surgery. (more…)

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ICD-10 Compliance

Monday, April 28th, 2014

William R. Pupkis, CMPE, Healthcare Consultant
ICD-10-ComplianceThe tenth revision of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) is a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). It codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or disease. (more…)

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Are You Practicing Illegal Job Discrimination?

Monday, April 28th, 2014

William R. Pupkis, CMPE, Healthcare Consultant

Take this survey to see where you stand.  As an employer, you:

Can refuse to hire single men or women who have small children at home
Can generally obtain and use an applicant’s arrest record as the basis for non-employment
Can refuse to hire women to work at night in order to protect them
May require all pregnant employees to take a leave of absence at a specific time before their delivery date
Need not attempt to adjust a work schedule to permit an employee time off for a religious observance
Only disobey the Equal Employment Opportunity Act when you are acting intentionally or with ill motive

Job-dscrrmntnThe answers to all of the above statements are false.  (more…)

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