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Distinguished Speaker to Discuss the Intersection of Privacy and Security Laws and Biometrics at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 23rd, 2020

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, a principal with Rachel V. Rose Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. in Houston, Texas will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium co-hosted by Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance.

Congratulations to the Compliance Super Ninjas of 2019!

Healthcare Compliance Officers face tough challenges and play an important role, but often don’t receive the recognition they deserve. These professionals carry responsibility for developing, coordinating, and implementing training programs for all members of the staff. Additional responsibilities may include various screenings of employees and vendors, developing and communicating policies and procedures, assessing and mitigating

Medical Cannabis – How it’s Working in Maryland & Nationally

Catherine Short speaks with Gene M. Ransom, III, CEO of the largest and oldest physician organization in Maryland, MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society. As MedChi’s chief executive, Ransom spearheads MedChi’s mission as an advocate for physicians, patients, and the public health of Maryland. Today, we will be discussing “Medical Cannabis - How it’s Working

Meaningful Use Ends In 2016?

Due to the challenges of implementing Meaningful Use, it is unsurprising the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) is finally rethinking the plan.  The goal of Meaningful Use (MU) to achieve nationwide electronic health record (EHR) interoperability and ultimately improve overall healthcare remains intact. Until further details and a formal announcement, certain steps will

HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes Address Gun Control

On January 4, 2016, the Obama administration rolled out a number of executive actions addressing gun control, one of which impacts the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To this end, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule narrowly modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule to allow certain covered entities

Individual’s Rights to Access PHI

An individual’s right to access their protected health information (PHI) should be nothing new to covered entities. In 1996, HIPAA Privacy Rule detailed an individual’s right to access PHI. As part of HITECH and the Final Omnibus Rule, modifications to the Privacy Rule have included additional requirements for covered entities and business associates. Unfortunately, recent

Jumpstart Your Compliance Program

The beginning of the New Year is a popular time for new initiatives. Many healthcare organizations are looking for ways to improve quality and reduce risk. A compliance program is an effective way to detect, deter and prevent wrongdoing in the healthcare setting and an ongoing system assures conformity with governing laws and regulations. An

Is Your Compliance Program Effective?

Having a compliance program in place is a start but having an effective compliance program is the goal. Proactively assessing the effectiveness of one’s own compliance program is better than the Department of Justice making a determination of the adequacy as a result of an investigation for alleged misconduct. To set benchmarks for an effective