On November 29, during the International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered a speech announcing changes to the Department of Justice (DOJ) 2015 policy memorandum titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.” This policy issued by then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, commonly known as the Yates Memo, focuses on
Under the Occupational and Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Compliance with OSHA should be a critical component of your compliance program. Learn about common violations to protect your employees from risk and avoid OSHA penalties.
Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, CEO and Legal Counsel at American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), presented the webinar “The Role of Medical Assistants in Medicare CCM and TCM.” Mr. Balasa returned to answer many commonly asked questions.
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.
Wendy Stirnkorb, President & CEO of Stirnkorb Consulting, LLC and a registered radiographer, MRI technologist and Certified Radiology Administrator, presented the webinar “Scanning the Unscannable: Improving Patient Flow in MRI.” Ms. Stirnkorb addressed many common questions and we’ve highlighted the top Q&A.
HIPAA provides patients with fundamental rights to access, inspect, and obtain a copy of their health information for as long as the information is maintained by the healthcare provider regardless of the date created, format of the PHI or where the PHI originated. In responding to these requests, providers should be aware of the requirements under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Healthcare compliance management covers a broad range of topics including HIPAA, OSHA, enforcement of regulations related to fraud, waste and abuse and employment laws. It’s likely that you encounter at least some of these common areas of confusion if you are a healthcare executive. View our infographic to test your knowledge.
Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA, CMCA-E/M, CEO, with Innovative Healthcare Consulting, presented the webinar ‘Understand CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) Findings and What Your Organization Should Be Monitoring.’ Ms. Joslin addressed many common questions and we’ve highlighted the top Q&A.
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, adopted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), sets the framework but there are additional requirements that need to be integrated into the compliance program in
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.