Incident reports are a typical part of risk management in the healthcare setting. In theory, properly reporting incidents provides an opportunity for a resolution by the right people at the right time. In any medical organization there are myriad reasons for a completing an incident report.
Patients may consider sample medications a bonus at any outpatient setting for reasons of convenience or cost savings. However, sample medications create liability for physicians and healthcare organizations while unsuspecting patients face increased safety risks.
First Healthcare Compliance is excited to co-host the HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit with Delaware Law School at the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on November 8, 2018
Recently released proposed policy changes for Year 3 (2019) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) are explained in a webinar by CMS as an opportunity for stakeholders including clinicians, associations, and providers to learn more about what is included in the proposed rule for the 2019 performance period (also known as Year 3) of the
Social media can be overwhelming and confusing. Who has time to keep up with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Increased focus and a few helpful tips will enable you to follow, friend, and tweet your way to reliable healthcare compliance news and information. See our list of 21 favorite social media resources.
1. Do board members have responsibilities related to compliance? 2. Should compliance officers report directly to the board? 3. How can board members mitigate risk and avoid liability?
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).
Do you know a physician in need of a vacation? Find a coverage solution with fee-for-time compensation arrangements Physicians report a high rate of burnout, so it’s especially important to overcome scheduling challenges and prioritize vacations. In other professions taking a much -needed break might be achieved by simply creating an e-mail autoresponder. However,
Compliance officers know the importance of developing and offering healthcare compliance and training education for their staff. Regular training reduces risk and reinforces the importance of the overall compliance program. However, with the rapid influx of healthcare compliance changes, there is always an abundant supply of new information. How should a compliance officer stay informed
On November 16, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to publish the final rule to address updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The new “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative provides for streamlining with goals of reducing unnecessary burden, increasing efficiencies, and improving the beneficiary experience. This effort emphasizes a commitment