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
Implementing a compliance program may seem like a daunting task-there are many steps necessary to comply with all regulations in health care and an effective compliance program requires time and resources that are likely allocated to other priorities within the organization. Nevertheless, an effective compliance program is crucial to the existing operations of the business. View our infographic to find out the risks of being reactive and the benefits of being proactive.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), with assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and several other law enforcement agencies, recently announced the results of its national health care fraud takedown. As the government continues to prioritize its efforts on combating health care fraud, it is prudent for
Nadia Sawaya-Gauckler from InterCultural Communications LLC presented the webinar National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). Ms. Sawaya-Gauckler addressed many common questions and we’ve highlighted the top Q&A.
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
View this infographic busting five common HIPAA misconceptions about business associates, medical records access, breaches and more!
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.
Grant Elliott, President, and CEO of Ostendio discusses the basics of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance for those in healthcare. Check out this Q and A session to learn more.
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?