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OSHA Compliance for Computer Workstations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) states that each employer has a general duty to keep employees safe in a hazard-free environment. While OSHA has no specific standards for computer workstations, they can be a source of hazards, especially ergonomic ones. OSHA outlines the best working positions, workstation components, and workstation environment for employee

First Healthcare Compliance Announces Expert Presenters for HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit on November 14, 2019

Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance Announce Schedule of Expert Presenters for HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit November 14, 2019 The HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit is a joint effort of Widener University Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance to provide timely updates for professionals serving in healthcare, business and legal roles. The

Infographic: Joint Commission Survey Agenda

The Joint Commission on-site survey process serves the purposes of evaluating organizations and providing education and guidance to improve performance and safety. The surveys are designed to be organization specific and may be unannounced. Surveys precede accreditation decisions, so they hold importance for any organization. For a breakdown of the agenda, check out our infographic.

Q&A: Got Diversity. Get Inclusion! and the Pending FLSA Changes

Warren Cook BS, MBA, MS, SHRM-certified of SymbianceHR, will present the webinar “Got Diversity. Get Inclusion! and the Pending FLSA Changes” on July 10, 2019. Warren answered many commonly asked questions on our blog in anticipation of this webinar. Diversity and Inclusion appears to be a very relevant topic in recent years , why is that ? Organizations recognize that implementing effective strategies to leverage the diversity of a workforce into an

New DOJ Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division recently released a guidance document titled “The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” for use with federal prosecutors when investigating corporations for criminal misconduct. This new document updates the 2017 version in order to align with internal processes while providing additional context to the government’s analysis of a company’s compliance

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

Common Elements of Corporate Integrity Agreements

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.