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Joint Commission and the Value of Accreditation

Around the world accreditation is used to assure a high baseline level of healthcare quality. In the United States, accreditation is a multi-million-dollar industry without any sign of slowing down because it’s compulsory for federal payments and a marketing necessity in an increasingly competitive landscape. It’s no secret that healthcare organizations in the United States

Infographic: Compliance Tips for Healthcare Board Members

Every board is responsible for ensuring that its organization complies with laws and regulations. Obviously, this is necessary to protect patients and public funds. Exercising oversight and monitoring of the organization’s compliance program is essential to corporate governance. Follow the tips in this week's infographic to detect non-compliance early and mitigate your risk.

First Healthcare Compliance to co-host 2nd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4, 2019

The Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2019 will bring professionals from the healthcare and legal communities together for a day of discussion and learning on the campus of Delaware Law School. Seven industry experts will provide helpful insight on timely topics including cybersecurity, human resources challenges, telemedicine, exclusions, and ethics while instructing and leading interactive discussions among attendees to answer common questions and provide practical tips.

HIPAA: Handling Patient Requests for Medical Record Restriction

Healthcare compliance professionals frequently face confusing situations about sharing of protected health information (PHI). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) supports the protection of privacy of medical records. However, even when a patient does not authorize sharing of his record there are permitted uses and disclosures such as for the purpose of treatment, payment or healthcare operations (TPO).