1st Talk Compliance features guest Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, on the topic of “HIPAA and Beyond: Documentation Retention & Legal Holds.” Rachel joins our host, Catherine Short to review a multitude of laws, including HIPAA, requires certain types of documents be kept for a certain period of time. How does document retention play out for public companies subject to SOX and what should companies do in the event of a legal hold or a preservation request? This presentation addresses laws that are relevant to healthcare industry participants, as well as compliance suggestions, and steps to take when either a legal hold or a preservation request arrives.
John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Chairman/CEO of ERI and co-author of the cybersecurity book, “the Insecurity of Everything” will be presenting a talk about cybersecurity titled “The Insecurity of Everything: How Hardware Data Security is Becoming the Most Important Topic in the World” and will share some of the latest information about the very real problem of hardware hacking in the world of healthcare and beyond and how that issue became even more serious during the pandemic, with so many people working from home. He will also be explaining critical information for health-related businesses to help them keep their private data – and the data of their patients and customers – protected!
Catherine Short speaks with Sheba Vine, Attorney and Senior Manager in the Global Privacy Office at Exact Sciences Corporation, on the topic of “Recent Developments in Health Information Privacy: HIPAA Right of Access.” We will review recent developments including OCR Enforcement Highlights, HIPAA Right of Access & Ciox Health Decision, NPRM, and 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Regulation.
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.
Cindy Groux, CHBME/Board Member at HBMA and CEO, President and Owner of Health Care Practice Management, will address new CPT codes for 2021 to include prolonged services and clinical staff services, documentation changes to reduce the administrative burden, decreased needs for audits and how to promote coding consistency, and new rules for time billing.
Stephen Bittinger, partner with K&L Gates in the firm’s Charleston office and a member of the health care/FDA practice group, is presenting with us on the brief history of use of big data in investigating and proving False Claims Act liability. He will offer an explanation of the government agencies and contractors involved in gathering health care data for investigation of fraud and abuse. We will look into the increased risk of fraud investigations due to regulatory changes implemented in response to COVID-19, and give practical ways to use data to reduce risk of investigation and liability.
Presented by Feisal Nanji, CEO and Executive Director at Techumen LLC. We are moving to a Data-based quality care where vast amounts of data move at high speeds with little to no governance of the data. This presentation will discuss key controls for data analytics, identify potential threats, and balancing risks versus rewards.
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.
Catherine Short speaks with Courtney Tito, Esq., Member of the Health Law group at McDonald Hopkins, LLC in its West Palm Beach office about “Payor Disputes and Audits: Observations & Strategies.” Our discussion will help listeners better understand the payor audit process and prepare the organization to respond. We will talk about the payor audit process from the government perspective and compare and contrast typical government audits with typical commercial audits. Finally, we will identify some best practices that providers can implement now to prepare for payor audits.