The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law in response to COVID-19, and took effect on April 1, 2020. The FFCRA provides paid leave to eligible employees through the creation of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.
Patricia M. Clendening, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR, President of HR Strategies, LLC, recently presented the webinar Navigating COVID-19 and Preparing for Workplace Reentry. Patricia returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
On June 1, 2020, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division released revisions to its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance for use with federal prosecutors when investigating corporations for criminal misconduct. This guidance updates the 2019 version that was covered in a previous blog post and provides insight into the DOJ’s expectations for corporate compliance programs.
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.