Catherine E. Walters provides exclusive management-side labor and employment services for employers of all sizes, including privately and publicly held companies, government contractors, institutions of higher education, health care providers, trade associations and other non-profit organizations. Join us at the Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 28, 2022 for her presentation covering the current state of OSHA, COVID and more.
While much of the attention regarding healthcare has gone toward COVID-19, there are still many other topics of importance for healthcare providers. For example, effective compliance remains a top priority. And the rules continue to change, with 2022 being no exception. This is why an effective compliance program is essential.
Healthcare compliance training ensures that all employees understand the laws, regulations and policies that govern their organization. Each organization has different policies they need to follow. The healthcare industry must be compliant with OSHA, HIPAA and fraud waste and abuse laws. Additionally, each organization sets specific standards and guidelines for their workforce.
Kathleen W. McNicholas, MD, JD, CHC, CCEP, Consultant and Patient Advocate with Medical Legal Patient Advocacy Inc., will present Ethics and Compliance on the Road at the upcoming Virtual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 28. Join us for this interesting day of learning to earn CEUS and CLE from the convenience of your home or office.
The healthcare industry and hospitals are increasingly at risk for ransomware and other types of cyberattacks. Several recent examples illustrate the risks and repercussions that result from a combination of inadequate resources and a lack of clear and effective cybersecurity guidelines.
A well-managed set of policies is critical to the well-being of any healthcare institution. Proper policies support activities by communicating expectations, establishing a culture of compliance, protecting in litigation matters, and ensuring the welfare of patients and staff.
Catherine Short speaks with Shauna Itri, Partner at Seeger Weiss LLP on the topic of “Fraud, Healthcare, COVID-19 and the False Claims Act.” A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who have information that a company/individual has committed fraud. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (“FCAs”). In addition to the FCAs, there are other statutes which apply to tax fraud, securities fraud, and in California, fraud on private insurance companies. This episode will provide an overview of the False Claims Acts, the knowledge and skills to be able to recognize a potential whistleblower case, and understand the unique procedures utilized in filing whistleblower cases/tips. We will also delve into recent trends in cases brought (or that could be brought) under the False Claims Act including cases involving mined data and potential fraud related to COVID-19.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA has the authority to issue workplace health and safety regulations known as OSHA Standards. There are nine OSHA standards that are most frequently addressed regarding the healthcare industry.
Each year several thousand healthcare compliance professionals rely on First Healthcare Compliance complimentary online education to supplement their knowledge base and stay up to date. We’re honored to collaborate with talented presenters, and we recognize the presenter of the most popular live webinar annually.