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Waivers and Discounts Webinar

Waivers and Discounts: What are They and When do They Apply?

C.Trey Scott, Coordinating Attorney at Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law leads this webinar. Waivers and discounts are normal business activities that occur throughout the US daily as a way to reward customers or to assist when an invoice or bill may too expensive. However, in a healthcare context, the normal rules for waivers and discounts don’t apply. This presentation will highlight what waivers and discounts are, how they work, and when they are problematic/illegal.

COVID-19: Workplace Safety, OSHA Updates, and Return to Work Issues

Catherine Short speaks with Jennifer Gimler Brady, Partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, about “COVID-19: Workplace Safety, OSHA Updates, and Return to Work Issues.” On January 29, 2021, OSHA issued new guidance for COVID-19 workplace safety programs. Among other things, the guidance recommends several essential elements of an effective COVID prevention program. We will discuss the OSHA guidance, as well as other important considerations that employers should take into account when planning for returning employees to the workplace, including the pros and cons of mandatory COVID vaccines.

Expanded Roles and Duties for Medical Assistants during the COVID-19 Era

Catherine Short speaks with Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, CEO and Legal Counsel of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), on the topic of “Expanded Roles and Duties for Medical Assistants during the COVID-19 Era.” The medical assisting profession has risen to the occasion as we have been dealing with the most serious health crisis in the last 100 years.  Medical assistants have been asked by public health officials, managers of health systems, and licensed providers to assume expanded roles and perform tasks beyond their normal scope of work.  Because of the breadth of their education and training, medical assistants have been able to adapt quickly to these new responsibilities.  They have been called upon to work in nontraditional settings under the authority and supervision of a dedicated array of clinicians and administrators with whom they had not previously practiced. During this episode, we will discuss the laws that establish the scope of practice for medical assistants, and to delineate the expanded tasks that may be delegated under these laws.

Vendor Management in Healthcare: The High Cost of Failing to Triage Your Vendors

Catherine Short speaks with Rebecca L. Rakoski, Co-founder and Managing Partner at XPAN Law Partners, about “Vendor Management in Healthcare: The High Cost of Failing to Triage Your Vendors.” We will be discussing the importance of vendor management in the healthcare industry, explore recent vendor- related data breaches and the threat vendors can pose, discuss the issues presented by COVID-19, and explain the regulatory framework- healthcare-related businesses need to understand.

Biden First 100 Days Webinar

Employment & Labor Law in the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration

Catherine Walters, Partner at BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP is a management-side labor and employment attorney representing employers of all sizes and will be presenting this timely webinar. A new President and a new DOL promise major changes for both employers and employees. We will discuss anticipated labor and employment policy changes under the new Biden Administration, including changes already in effect and changes yet to come.

Healthcare’s Enterprise Cyber Risk Management Imperative

Catherine Short converses with Bob Chaput, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Clearwater, a provider of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management software and consulting services, on the topic of “Healthcare’s Enterprise Cyber Risk Management Imperative.” Healthcare organizations continue to see escalating numbers of cyberattacks. It is no longer a matter of if your organization will be targeted, but when. What is at stake? Everything. 

A Look Back at Our 2020 Healthcare Compliance Educational Webinars

Webinars have always been vital in our educational outreach here at First Healthcare Compliance. In this unprecedented year where COVID-19 reached all our communities, we were happy to be there, wherever you were, keeping you abreast of the latest healthcare topics, laws, and changes as they happened with our highly informed, expert presenters through our complimentary webinars.  Here is a look back at our educational webinars in 2020 and a highlight of our top webinar and presenter.

Steering Clear of Legal Liability

Catherine Short speaks with Trey Scott, Coordinating Attorney for Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law located in Dallas, TX. The topic of today’s program is “Steering Clear of Legal Liability.” The discussion will help the audience navigate the choppy waters of potential legal actions that often arise in the world of healthcare. We will start with a basic overview of the typical steps leading up to the filing of a lawsuit. Listeners will also learn how to prepare for potential future litigation, and how to avoid simple mistakes that can later prove costly in a lawsuit.

9 Recommendations for Title VI Compliance During COVID-19

Infographic: 9 Recommendations for Title VI Compliance During COVID-19

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. The Office of Civil Rights issued a bulletin providing the following nine recommendations for Title VI compliance during COVID-19 to healthcare providers that receive federal financial assistance.

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