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
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.
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.
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).