Around the world accreditation is used to assure a high baseline level of healthcare quality. In the United States, accreditation is a multi-million-dollar industry without any sign of slowing down because it’s compulsory for federal payments and a marketing necessity in an increasingly competitive landscape. It’s no secret that healthcare organizations in the United States
Catherine Short talks with Stan Szpytek, President of Fire and Life Safety, Inc. about “Fire & Life Safety Compliance: Trends & Topics in Health Care Facilities.” On this episode, new requirements, trends and best practices will be reviewed to help providers understand the critical importance of a safe and compliant environment of care. We will
First Healthcare Compliance hosts Stan Szpytek, President of Fire and Life Safety, Inc, for an interactive discussion on “Fire & Life Safety Compliance in Health Care Facilities.” Mr. Szpytek will offer a vital webinar on Fire & Life Safety Compliance in health care facilities with focus on NFPA 101, The Life Safety Code (2012) and
Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA, CMCA-E/M, CEO, with Innovative Healthcare Consulting, presented the webinar ‘Understand CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) Findings and What Your Organization Should Be Monitoring.’ Ms. Joslin addressed many common questions and we’ve highlighted the top Q&A.
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, adopted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), sets the framework but there are additional requirements that need to be integrated into the compliance program in
Recently released proposed policy changes for Year 3 (2019) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) are explained in a webinar by CMS as an opportunity for stakeholders including clinicians, associations, and providers to learn more about what is included in the proposed rule for the 2019 performance period (also known as Year 3) of the
Preventing identity theft continues to be a major focus of the Social Security Administration and the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Beginning April 2018, Medicare cards will no longer contain Social Security Numbers (SSN) as part of the Social Security Number Initiative (SSNI) and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Instead, Medicare
The CMS final rule on Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers is in effect! View our infographic to learn more about the emergency preparedness program and its components.
On November 16, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to publish the final rule to address updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The new “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative provides for streamlining with goals of reducing unnecessary burden, increasing efficiencies, and improving the beneficiary experience. This effort emphasizes a commitment
Insufficient documentation is by far the most common reason for denying a claim or improperly paying a claim. Improperly paid claims become problematic after identification by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT), a random sampling of claims evaluated for compliance with Medicare coverage, coding and billing rules.