CMS announced their 2017 CAHPS survey, and time is running out for providers to submit their participation applications. Qualified applicants will be awarded points toward their MIPS status. Review our infographic to learn more about the survey process!
Do you have a handle on your medical waste? Review our infographic and get the tips you need to protect your organization from a medical waste disaster! This list of do's and don'ts can help educate your team on common standards and regulations.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. View our infographic to gain a better understanding of this law. https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs28.htm https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/survey/FMLA_Survey_factsheet.pdf https://www.dol.gov/asp/evaluation/fmla/FMLA-2012-Executive-Summary.pdf http://www.hrmorning.com/wait-there-are-how-many-people-on-fmla-leave/
An interview with Bryan Barajas of PreCheck. 1. What is the background of PreCheck? How would you describe your mission? PreCheck began as an investigations firm in 1983, but we began focusing on addressing the healthcare industry’s needs for background screening in 1993. That means we have over 20 years of exclusively working with healthcare
The Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act, better known as EMTALA, is a federal law to protect every patient who seeks emergency medical care. Learn more about how a patient falls under the protection of EMTALA and what necessary steps are included to transfer them should it become necessary.
First Healthcare Compliance hosted an informative webinar, “2017 Procedural Codes Update A-Z” with Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Manager of Consulting for Coding Strategies, our valued partner. Click here to view the webinar. Highlighting her take home points from the webinar, Karna provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding CPT coding and documentation. What are
Just like no two snowflakes are identical, no two healthcare facilities are the same. CMS has provided a series of compare websites and checklists to help patients make informed decisions regarding their healthcare needs. Familiarize your organization with these lists in order to help make sure you meet all of the recommended criteria! Over
On October 14, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its final rule implementing the MACRA Quality Payment Program. Most providers following the traditional Medicare payment model will now be using the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). CMS estimates approximately 500,000 clinicians will be eligible to participate in MIPS in the first year of
The one-year grace period for ICD-10 coded claims ended on October 1st, 2016. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will now hold providers to the fullest level of specificity when submitting codes. View our infographic to learn about the ICD-10 updates for 2017. FY 2017 also brings new codes and other updates, bringing the
August 2016 was an important month, with penalties increasing for violations of the False Claims Act and OSHA. Review our infographic to familiarize yourself with the changes. As of August 1st, 2016, there are new penalties for the False Claims Act. The Department of Justice will nearly double the statutory penalties under the False Claims