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So far Sheba Vine, JD, CPCO has created 27 blog entries.

EEOC Roundup: Cases Against Healthcare Providers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been scrutinizing the policies of healthcare providers recently. As the federal agency responsible for enforcing federal employment discrimination laws, healthcare providers with outdated policies and/or practices may find themselves in hot water. Here are the some of the most recent cases the EEOC has initiated:   EEOC v.

Ride-Sharing Companies are your new HIPAA Business Associates

Early this month Uber introduced the launch of Uber Health, a new service that allows healthcare organizations to provide transportation for their patients. Within days, Lyft and Allscripts announced a partnership to allow healthcare providers to schedule patient rides using Allscript’s electronic health record network. The move into Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services is an

HIPAA Alert- Improper PHI Disclosure Leads to OCR Settlement

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $100,000 settlement with Filefax, Inc., an out of business company that once provided medical records storage and disposal services. Based on an anonymous complaint, OCR’s investigation uncovered HIPAA Privacy Rule violations due to the company’s failure to

By |February 22nd, 2018|HIPAA|

Understand the Difference: Certificate vs. Certification

This past September, First Healthcare Compliance released our certificate program to teach the essential principles and practices of compliance— The Fundamentals. This one of a kind program gives healthcare professionals the knowledge they need to meet compliance challenges in the heavily regulated healthcare industry.    When learners successfully complete our four-hour course, they earn a

7 Steps for Handling a Patient HIPAA Privacy Complaint

A patient voices a concern of privacy violation because the provider mistakenly emailed her medical treatment information to unrecognized email addresses. Your Notice of Privacy Practices correctly informs the patient of her rights under HIPAA to file a privacy complaint with your organization’s Privacy Officer and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). As the provider,

By |October 26th, 2017|HIPAA|

DOJ’s Newest Evaluation Criteria for Investigating Compliance Programs

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published a guidance document titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” that provides insight into how the Fraud Section evaluates compliance programs under criminal investigation.  This guidance emphasizes the government’s commitment to fighting corporate fraud under the former Deputy Attorney General Yate’s memorandum and serves as a valuable tool to