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.
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.
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, presented the webinar “HHS Final Rules, Patient Access to PHI & Health Apps Intersect” recently and a recording can be viewed here. Rachel returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
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.
Catherine Walters, Partner at Bybel Rutledge LLP will lead the presentation Navigating the Background Check and FCRA Compliance Minefield at the Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2020 on April 23, 2020.
Sonal Patel, Health Care Coder and Compliance Consultant for Nexsen Pruet, recently presented the webinar “Compliant Coding & Billing For TeleHealth During COVID-19”. Sonal returned to answer many commonly asked questions on our blog in relation to this presentation.
Stephen Bittenger, Esq., to lead the presentation How Not to Be Accused of Health Care Fraud in 2020 at the Virtual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 23rd.
Our team at First Healthcare Compliance understands your need for up to date and accurate information and we’re offering a series of complimentary webinars by experts in various fields of healthcare compliance. Please join us for this important virtual learning and as always, get in touch with questions and suggestions.
George W. Bodenger, Esq. will lead the presentation Telemedicine/Telehealth: Key Legal and Business Issues at the Virtual Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2020 on April 23, 2020.
With the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and constant flux of new information, please follow the up to date government resources.