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Snooping Webinar

How to Prevent Employee Snooping and Insider Threats – Audio Version of the Webinar

Raymond Ribble is the CEO and Founder at SPHER, Inc. a market-leading compliance analytics, cyber-security solution addressing: HIPAA compliance, State Privacy Laws, and ePHI security threats and our presenter for this webinar. Snooping and Insider threats are exactly why user monitoring and ePHI access strategies are vital to the security of sensitive patient information and data protection. While it is an unsettling thought, not all cybersecurity incidents are traced from employee negligence. With so much attention and money surrounding cybersecurity in the healthcare industry, malicious employees may decide to purposefully disclose patient information. Since employees and contractors may have knowledge of your network setup, vulnerabilities, and access codes, snooping employees with malicious intent hold the key to exposing your organization to a series of unwanted risks and threats.

Medical Error & Patient Advocacy – How Can We Have More Candor?

1st Talk Compliance features guest Kathleen W. McNicholas, MD, JD, CHC, CCEP, Consultant and Patient Advocate with Medical Legal Patient Advocacy Inc., on the topic of “Medical Error & Patient Advocacy – How Can We Have More Candor?” Kathleen joins our host, Catherine Short to 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. Without CANDOR in place, patients may benefit from the use of the principles and the help of a board-certified patient advocate.

Employment and Labor Law Digest

1st Talk Compliance features guest Catherine Walters, a partner at BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP and management-side labor and employment attorney representing employers of all sizes, on the topic of “Employment and Labor Law Digest.” Catherine joins our host, Catherine Short to update employers and human resources professionals on recent employment and labor law developments and discuss specific hot topics.

DMEPOS Webinar

DMEPOS – CMS Compliance and Requirements Updates: Audio Version of the Webinar

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents this very timely subject for us. Durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) includes an “entity or individual, including a physician or a Part A provider, which sells or rents Part B covered items to Medicare beneficiaries.” There are special payment rules associated with DMEPOS. DMEPOS products have to meet quality standards, DMEPOS suppliers need to be accepted by Medicare to participate (similar to providers), and are subject to fraud, waste, and abuse laws. The purpose of this webinar to provide an overview of participation and quality requirements, relay the latest compliance and requirements updates, and address False Claims Act cases involving DMEPOS companies.

Labor and Employment Update 2022

2022 Forecast of Employment and Labor With Other HOT Topics: Audio Version of the Webinar

First Healthcare Compliance hosts Catherine Walters, Esq., Partner at BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP a management-side labor and employment attorney representing employers of all sizes, for an interactive discussion on “Employment and Labor Law Round-up With 2022 Forecast and Other HOT Topics.” During 2021 as the COVID pandemic raged on and the new Administration faced unprecedented challenges, extensive changes occurred in the employment and labor law landscape, and even more extensive changes are anticipated for 2022.  This program will provide a quick update of 2021’s most important developments and forecast what employers can expect in 2022.  Attend this program to catch up on the Biden Administration’s progress on its labor agenda, relevant Supreme Court decisions and how they affect employers, DOL agency activities, issues to worry about in 2022 and other hot topics, including OSHA, vaccination rules/policies, wage and hour issues, remote workplace tips, cannabis, restrictive covenants, to name a few.  

No Surprises Act Webinar

The No Surprises Act – What You Need to Know: Audio Version of the Webinar

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents this very timely subject for us. Effective January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act has implications for patients, providers, and insurance companies alike. The impetus behind the legislation, as well as the regulations, is to prevent patients from receiving bills for certain services that were performed or delivered by providers out of their plan’s network. The scope is limited and providers and plans alike need to take steps to understand the appeal process when a payment or claim is challenged. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of the evolution of the United States’ healthcare system and its relevance to the No Surprises Act. From there, the No Surprises Act and regulations will be explained, along with the appeal process. Finally, compliance tips will round out the presentation.

Combating Ransomware in Healthcare

Combating Ransomware in Healthcare: Audio Version of the Webinar

First Healthcare Compliance hosts William J McBorrough, co-Founder and Chief Security Advisor at MCGlobalTech, a Washington, D.C.-based Information Security Consulting Firm for an interactive discussion on “Combating Ransomware in Healthcare.” Ransomware attacks have impacted thousands of organizations worldwide. The healthcare sector has been the most targeted. Join in to discuss the state of ransomware in the healthcare sector in 2021 and best practices to prepare your organization from the inevitable attacks.

Negotiations in Healthcare Webinar

Negotiations in Healthcare and Technology

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX and Bruce Lynskey, Co-Founder, Director, and Chief Executive Officer at ePrevenir will be presenting with us. Negotiating occurs in every facet of business and law. From contractual negotiations through settlement negotiations, it is a delicate dance. There are a variety of classic negotiation techniques, which include extreme posturing and “anchoring”. Healthcare and cybersecurity present unique challenges because of the looming exposure to a government investigation and either a civil and/or criminal action, even if a settlement is reached between two private parties. The purpose of this presentation is to provide approaches when negotiating contracts, settlements, and other items, which arise in healthcare and the cybersecurity industries.

Happy Birthday HIPAA!! 25 Years of Growing and Changing!

Catherine Short speaks with Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, on the topic of “HIPAA Celebrates 25 Years – A Synopsis of the Law’s Evolution.” It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since HIPAA was signed into law 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 items that remain constant are preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a patient’s protected health information.

How Workplace Communication Mitigates Harassment

Catherine Short speaks with Warren Cook, President and Co-Founder of SymbianceHR . The topic of today’s program is “How Workplace Communication Mitigates Harassment.” We will explore the various communication strategies and practices necessary to develop a culture that inherently minimizes harassing behavior in the workplace, including various communication techniques and activities that lead to engagement and empowerment while simultaneously creating an inclusive environment that builds trust and respect.

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