Compliance with hand hygiene is more important than ever. A hand hygiene program in a healthcare facility is an important step that conveys competency, professionalism and respect. Proper hand hygiene affords patients and healthcare providers protections and the focus is even more important due to COVID-19.
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.
Catherine Short speaks with Stephen Bittinger, Health Care Reimbursement Partner at K&L Gates, about the topic of “The Biggest Recent Health Care Scams & How to Avoid Being a Target.” We will be learning the mechanics of some of the largest recent health care fraud scams, how many providers became victims of these scams, and how to avoid these types of risks in the future. We will study the mechanics of health care fraud scams and the impact on providers caught in them, discover how to identify health care fraud scams and discuss resources for providers to educate themselves, and learn from other providers' mistakes on how to avoid health care fraud scams and decrease risk to revenue cycle.
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.
It was an excellent year for educational webinars at First Healthcare Compliance, presented by top subject matter experts in the healthcare field. We want to take a moment to highlight our top webinar of 2019 and look back on the webinars and presenters we hosted during 2019!
Host Catherine Short live from the MGMA Annual Conference 2019 in New Orleans with guests Melody Mulaik and Rene' Comire. Catherine speaks with Melody Mulaik, MSHS, President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, a First Healthcare Compliance partner, about “Appropriate Use Criteria Consultations Requirements – 2021 and Beyond.” Melody discusses the Appropriate Use Criteria and its
Professionals responsible for compliance management seem to run short on time due to competing priorities and multiple projects. Gain control over the schedule by utilizing some common advice.