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Common Elements of Corporate Integrity Agreements

A Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) is negotiated with a healthcare provider or entity. This type of agreement is part of a settlement of federal healthcare program investigations arising under false claims statutes. In exchange for the agreement, the OIG agrees not to exclude the provider or entity from participation in the federal healthcare programs. Implementation and oversight of CIAs require significant personnel and financial resources. 
All types of organizations and providers may be impacted including pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, hospitals, nursing homes and long term care facilities, and medical practices. Check out our infographic to become familiar with some of the common elements found in these agreements.

Medical Cannabis: Legal and Practice Considerations

First Healthcare Compliance hosts Gene M. Ransom III, CEO of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society for an interactive discussion on “Medical Cannabis: Legal and Practice Considerations.” MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, is the largest physician organization in Maryland. Educational Objectives: 1. An overview of Medical Cannabis issues 2. A focus on how Maryland

Designing an OSHA Compliant First-Aid Program

First-aid is the administering of emergency care for injury or illness before emergency medical service (EMS) becomes available. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to have someone, or multiple people, trained in first-aid for worksites that are not in close proximity to a hospital, clinic, or infirmary. While OSHA has certain standards

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."