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Combat COVID-19 in the Healthcare Setting with Hand Hygiene Compliance

The importance of hand hygiene compliance has never been greater as it’s a vital part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All individuals are instructed to wear a mask, practice social distancing and excercise frequent hand washing. In medical offices and hospitals hand hygiene takes on even greater significance. Practicing hand hygiene, which includes the use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) or handwashing, is a simple yet effective way to prevent the spread of pathogens and infections in healthcare settings.

Infographic: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Exemptions for Healthcare

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law in response to COVID-19, and took effect on April 1, 2020. The FFCRA provides paid leave to eligible employees through the creation of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

Updated DOJ Guidance and 6 Takeaways for Compliance Officers

On June 1, 2020, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division released revisions to its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance for use with federal prosecutors when investigating corporations for criminal misconduct. This guidance updates the 2019 version that was covered in a previous blog post and provides insight into the DOJ’s expectations for corporate compliance programs. 

5 Considerations for the Healthcare Compliance Officer Navigating COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, healthcare compliance officers need to have a plan for the next stage.  Unprecedented issues associated with a pandemic create risks for individuals, businesses, and especially healthcare organizations. Individual employees must put forth effort to  avoid burnout, stay focused and productive, and tend to mental health.

Infographic: 5 Tips for Telehealth Compliance

Telehealth is increasing significantly during the pandemic as it becomes available to more types of healthcare providers around the United States. Rules are being relaxed to accommodate this necessary expansion. However, it’s important to continue to keep general healthcare compliance guidance in mind. Certain actions or oversights may come under scrutiny and be considered violations. Here are five basic tips to follow.

Understand CMS Changes to Compliance Training for Healthcare Providers under Medicare Advantage and Part D

Establishing and maintaining a well-designed compliance program is key to preventing, detecting, and mitigating noncompliance. The seven elements of an effective compliance program outlined in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, sets the framework but there are additional requirements that need to be integrated into the compliance program in order to be effective.