Hardware Hacking in Healthcare

Hardware Hacking in Healthcare: Expert Insights

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.
Healthcare Compliance Policies: Best Practices for Management and Distribution

Healthcare Compliance Policies: Best Practices for Management and Distribution

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.

Fraud, Healthcare, COVID-19 and the False Claims Act

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.
What is OSHA Compliance Training?

What is OSHA Compliance Training?

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.

Welcome to our Newest Editorial Council Members

The First Healthcare Compliance team aspires to excellence in…
2021 Presenter of the year

Honoring Our 2021 Presenter of the Year

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.

What you need to know about the No Surprises Act

Enacted in late 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (NSA) underscores its primary purpose is to protect patients from surprise medical bills when receiving certain services from – emergency services, non-emergency services from nonparticipating providers at participating facilities, and air ambulance service from nonparticipating providers. (86 Fed. Reg. 36872 (Jul. 13, 2021)).

Applause for the Compliance Super Ninjas of 2021!

What does it mean to be selected as a Compliance Super Ninja? At…
Ever Shifting Vaccination Landscape

FAQ: Ever Shifting Vaccination Landscape

The COVID vaccination landscape, both within the healthcare sector and at other businesses, is in flux. It's challenging to keep up with current requirements and recommendations. At First Healthcare Compliance we strive to serve as a trusted resource and provide answers to frequently asked questions.
The Intersection Between HIPAA, Cybersecurity, & Fraud, Waste and Abuse

The Intersection Between HIPAA, Cybersecurity, & Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, a Principal with Rachel V. Rose –…