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The Cost of Workplace Violence Under OSHA

In healthcare facilities, workplace violence is an important issue that comes at a high price. Not only is workplace violence itself costly, but so are the fines OSHA issues in response. Recently OSHA has fined two healthcare facilities, one in Pennsylvania and one in Florida, for making employees and patients vulnerable to workplace violence.

Compliance Program Effectiveness: Auditing and Monitoring

First Healthcare Compliance hosts Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA, CMCA-E/M of Innovative Healthcare Consulting, for an interactive discussion on “Compliance Program Effectiveness: Auditing and Monitoring.” The OIG (Office of Inspector General) states, “One of the seven critical elements of a compliance program is ongoing auditing and monitoring.” The OIG has noted that

Is Your 2019 Compliance Plan Ready?

First Healthcare Compliance hosts Karna W. Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, Director Consulting at Coding Strategies, Inc. for an interactive discussion on “Is Your 2019 Compliance Plan Ready?” Resources are limited in every medical practice. Time for audits and other coding/billing compliance related tasks is necessary but can frequently be scheduled for "tomorrow."

Building the Bridge: Effective Use of Digital Media in Patient Education and Informed Consent

First Healthcare Compliance hosts Jonathan M. Fialkov, MD, FACS, President and Founder of Rational Surgical Solutions, LLC, for an interactive discussion on “Building the Bridge: Effective Use of Digital Media in Patient Education and Informed Consent.” New approaches to patient education and standardization of the informed consent process utilizing cutting-edge technology create opportunities to strengthen

Understand CERT Findings and What Your Organization Should Be Monitoring

First Healthcare Compliance hosts Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA, CMCA-E/M, consultant with Innovative Healthcare Consulting for an interactive discussion on “Understand CERT Findings and What Your Organization Should Be Monitoring.” Since 1996, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented several initiatives to prevent improper payments. CMS' goal is to reduce payment

Healthcare Compliance: Costs vs Benefits

Implementing a compliance program may seem like a daunting task-there are many steps necessary to comply with all regulations in health care and an effective compliance program requires time and resources that are likely allocated to other priorities within the organization. Nevertheless, an effective compliance program is crucial to the existing operations of the business. View our infographic to find out the risks of being reactive and the benefits of being proactive.