Rebecca L. Rakoski, managing partner at XPAN Law Partners, and Sajed Naseem, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) from NJ Courts recently presented the webinar “Stop the Insanity! Why Healthcare Organizations Need to Take a New Approach to Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Training.” Rebecca and Saj returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
First Healthcare Compliance hosts Kathleen W. McNicholas, MD, JD, CHC, CCEP, Consultant and Patient Advocate with Medical Legal Patient Advocacy Inc., for an interactive discussion on “Medical Error, CANDOR/candor, and Patient Advocacy.” Dr. McNicholas will review medical error and provide an approach to harmed patients. The CANDOR program of Communication and Optimal Resolution will be explained. CANDOR is well established and has been successfully adopted by many medical centers. With CANDOR in place, patients may benefit from the use of the principles and the help of a board-certified patient advocate.
Battlefield Medicine, DNR Directives and Ventilator Allocation in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
COVID-19 is raising issues around the globe regarding the application of battlefield medicine, the allocation of resources (i.e., ventilators and equipment) and the invocation of universal DNR orders. Interestingly, there is an intersection among mass casualty response, allocation of resources and DNR orders. This article will address battlefield triage medicine, allocation of resources (specifically ventilators) and DNR orders in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Compliance is a must for every healthcare provider or healthcare organization to provide good quality services while controlling their costs and adhering to all the applicable laws. The process requires an organization to meet the legal, ethical and professional standards applicable to it by developing effective processes, policies and procedures for patient care, billing, managed care contracting, and all other aspects. The ultimate goal of a compliance program is to prevent fraud, waste, or abuse in the healthcare segment.
What You Should Know About Fraud, Healthcare, and the False Claims Act during the COVID-19 Era, Q&A with Shauna Itri
Shauna Itri, Partner at Seeger Weiss LLP recently presented the webinar “Fraud, Healthcare, COVID-19, and the False Claims Act.” Shauna returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
Rachel V. Rose, JD,MBA, principal at Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, PLLC (Houston, Texas) and Bruce Lynskey, Co-Founder, Director, and Chief Executive Officer at ePrevenir, will present the webinar “Negotiations in Healthcare and Technology” on September 21, 2021. The 90-minute special presentation will be worth 1.5 CEUs. In anticipation of this event, Rachel and Bruce present this valuable interview.
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.