Workplace violence is a serious problem that affects nearly 2 million Americans each year. It is especially concerning in the healthcare sector because of its impact on patients and staff. Review this week's infographic on OSHA's steps toward compliance.
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.
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
Under the Occupational and Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Compliance with OSHA should be a critical component of your compliance program. Learn about common violations to protect your employees from risk and avoid OSHA penalties.
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."
First Healthcare Compliance hosts Wendy Stirnkorb, President & CEO of Stirnkorb Consulting, LLC for an interactive discussion on “Scanning the Unscannable: Improving Patient Flow in MRI.” Let's Slay the Myth that MRI safety practices come at the expense of throughput. What if there were a better way to provide safe MR imaging to patients, in
Healthcare compliance management covers a broad range of topics including HIPAA, OSHA, enforcement of regulations related to fraud, waste and abuse and employment laws. It’s likely that you encounter at least some of these common areas of confusion if you are a healthcare executive. View our infographic to test your knowledge.
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
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
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.