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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

Webinar Q and A: Best Practices for Employee Handbooks

First Healthcare Compliance hosted an informative webinar, “Best Practices for Employee Handbooks” with Allyson Britton DiRocco, Esq. of Morris James, LLP. To get helpful tips regarding the content of Employee Handbooks, click here to view the webinar. For employers and employees, Allyson provides the latest update to the Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Exemption Rule

Fire Safety for Healthcare Facilities

Fire safety precautions are vitally important for healthcare organizations. This week we've compiled resources and information to help you protect your team from preventable disasters. For more information on Fire and Life Safety, review our webinar with Stanley Szpytek of Fire and Life Safety, Inc., Common Life Safety Code Deficiencies and Strategies for Compliance.

By |June 1st, 2017|OSHA|

Can I Pour Barium Down the Drain?

What is Barium? Barium occurs naturally, but is manufactured for medical procedures. Barium has been used as a diagnostic contrast medium for almost a century in fluoroscopic procedures such as an Upper Gastrointestinal Series (UGI) or a Barium Enema (BE).  However, the appropriate method for Barium disposal continues to raise questions and create uncertainty in healthcare

Webinar Q&A: OSHA- Bloodborne Pathogen and Hazard Communication Training

First Healthcare Compliance hosted two informative webinars on OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen and Hazard Communication Standards with Kelly Ogle, BS, MS, CMPM, CHOP® of DoctorsManagement, LLC. (Bloodborne Pathogen Training Webinar and Hazard Communication Training Webinar). For employers and employees, Kelly addresses some commonly asked questions regarding compliance with these two OSHA Standards: Q: Who is covered

Marijuana Laws Impact Your Organization’s Drug Testing Policies

The growing trend in marijuana laws have presented a unique challenge for employers— the conflict between federal and state laws leave most employers in a daze. Given that some states place restrictions on marijuana drug testing, employers need a clear understanding to avoid the legal ramifications that can be caused by outdated drug testing policies.

CAHPS for MIPS Survey

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!

By |April 27th, 2017|CMS|

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? OSHA Inspector

An impromptu OSHA inspection is certainly not a joke to most organizations. Fortunately, OSHA provides a way to reduce the possibility of feeling unprepared for such an unnerving occurrence. OSHA offers a free voluntary On-site Consultation Program for small and medium sized businesses to assess their compliance with OSHA, identify workplace hazards, review OSHA standards,

Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Waste

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.

Using Software to Stay Ahead of the Compliance Curve

Making compliance an integral part of your healthcare organization can seem daunting amidst sophisticated healthcare laws. Luckily software applications have come a long way. Incorporating the right software tools into your compliance strategy will help your organization stay ahead of the curve when it comes to ensuring compliance. For instance, using the right software tools