HIPAA was signed into law 25 years ago on August 21, 1996. Over the past two and a half decades, there have been a multitude of changes in the healthcare industry and technology. The three concepts that remain constant are preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a patient’s protected health information. In this “ode to HIPAA”, participants will glimpse some of the lesser known or emphasized aspects of HIPAA, as well as key parts of its history, recent enforcement actions, and anticipated developments.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. has published the seven fundamental elements of an effective compliance program. Healthcare organizations should create a compliance program that can reduce fraud, abuse liability, and waste. If the compliance management software that you are considering doesn’t have mechanisms to address all these elements, it is not a comprehensive solution and won’t fully protect you from OCR audits and fines.
Courtney Tito, Member of the Health Law group at McDonald Hopkins, LLC in its West Palm Beach office recently presented the webinar “Don’t Let a Medicare Revocation End Your Practice.” Courtney returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
One of the most crucial, yet complex, aspects of the healthcare sector is ensuring compliance. Every organization and individual offering healthcare or healthcare-related services needs to be aware of the regulations and laws and follow compliant practices. This is the only way to stay protected and achieve long-term success in the sector.
A compliance program is an effective tool for healthcare organizations to maintain proactive efforts to prevent, detect, report and respond to violations of laws, rules, and government regulations. The federal and state agencies enforce significant penalties for non-compliance which is why ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance in the organization is a primary concern, say the experts at First Healthcare Compliance. This is where an effective healthcare compliance program comes in. If you have such a program in place, you can gain peace of mind from compliance assurance.
Raymond Ribble, founder of SPHER, Inc., presented the webinar “Healthcare Cybersecurity Awareness Training” recently. Ray returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
On December 2, 2020, CMS and OIG issued their Final Rules relating to the modifications to the Stark Regulations and the Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors proposed in their October 17, 2019 Notices of Proposed Rulemaking. If you would like to gain more awareness of these important updates, please register for our complimentary webinar and earn CEU.
Valuation Considerations in the Era of the New Stark Law and AKS Final Rules, Q & A with Rachel Rose and Don Barbo
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, Principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. (Houston, TX) and Don Barbo, CPA/ABV, MBA, Managing Director with VMG Health will lead the complimentary webinar Valuation Considerations in the Era of the New Stark Law and AKS Final Rules on June 22, 2021, at 12 pm ET. This is a special 90-minute event that offers 1.5 CEUs. In anticipation of this webinar, Rachel and Don provide answers to common questions.
Podcasts are everywhere these days and they’re extremely popular. Around 68 million Americans listen to podcasts each week and 74% of those podcast users listen to learn something new. In fact, podcast listeners are so enthusiastic that they average 7 different shows per week. Podcasts offer an opportunity for experts to conveniently share information to professionals anytime, anywhere.
Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD-10-CM, Healthcare Coder and Compliance Consultant at Nexsen Pruet, LLC, presented the webinar “Have No Fear: Auditing to Benefit Healthcare Entities, A Step Towards Proactive Compliance” recently. Sonal returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.