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.
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.
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.
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.
Successful employee education is an integral part of a comprehensive healthcare compliance program. Compliance professionals must consider which topics should be offered to the workforce. Of course, proper training depends on variables such as type of healthcare organization, roles of employees and location of the entity. States may impose specific requirements that go beyond federal requirements. Generally, four broad categories cover the topics imperative to the start of a comprehensive healthcare compliance program.