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.
Emily A. Johnson and Courtney Tito, Members, at McDonald Hopkins LLC recently presented the webinar “COVID 19: Testing, Reimbursement, and Provider Relief Funds” and the recording is available on our YouTube Channel. Emily and Courtney returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
The importance of hand hygiene compliance has never been greater as it’s a vital part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All individuals are instructed to wear a mask, practice social distancing and excercise frequent hand washing. In medical offices and hospitals hand hygiene takes on even greater significance. Practicing hand hygiene, which includes the use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) or handwashing, is a simple yet effective way to prevent the spread of pathogens and infections in healthcare settings.
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.
Patricia M. Clendening, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR, President of HR Strategies, LLC, recently presented the webinar Navigating COVID-19 and Preparing for Workplace Reentry. Patricia returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, healthcare compliance officers need to have a plan for the next stage. Unprecedented issues associated with a pandemic create risks for individuals, businesses, and especially healthcare organizations. Individual employees must put forth effort to avoid burnout, stay focused and productive, and tend to mental health.
Catherine Short converses with Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, on the topic of “New HHS Rules, PHI, and Health Apps in the Age of COVID-19.” On March 9, 2020, HHS announced the promulgation of two final rules - the ONC Final Rule and
Sonal Patel, Health Care Coder and Compliance Consultant for Nexsen Pruet, recently presented the webinar “Compliant Coding & Billing For TeleHealth During COVID-19”. Sonal returned to answer many commonly asked questions on our blog in relation to this presentation.
Our team at First Healthcare Compliance understands your need for up to date and accurate information and we’re offering a series of complimentary webinars by experts in various fields of healthcare compliance. Please join us for this important virtual learning and as always, get in touch with questions and suggestions.
With the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and constant flux of new information, please follow the up to date government resources.