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.
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
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
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.