Employee Zone

How to Handle Document Retention & Destruction

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.

Snooping Webinar

How to Prevent Employee Snooping and Insider Threats – Audio Version of the Webinar

Raymond Ribble is the CEO and Founder at SPHER, Inc. a market-leading compliance analytics, cyber-security solution addressing: HIPAA compliance, State Privacy Laws, and ePHI security threats and our presenter for this webinar. Snooping and Insider threats are exactly why user monitoring and ePHI access strategies are vital to the security of sensitive patient information and data protection. While it is an unsettling thought, not all cybersecurity incidents are traced from employee negligence. With so much attention and money surrounding cybersecurity in the healthcare industry, malicious employees may decide to purposefully disclose patient information. Since employees and contractors may have knowledge of your network setup, vulnerabilities, and access codes, snooping employees with malicious intent hold the key to exposing your organization to a series of unwanted risks and threats.

Medical Error & Patient Advocacy – How Can We Have More Candor?

1st Talk Compliance features guest Kathleen W. McNicholas, MD, JD, CHC, CCEP, Consultant and Patient Advocate with Medical Legal Patient Advocacy Inc., on the topic of “Medical Error & Patient Advocacy – How Can We Have More Candor?” Kathleen joins our host, Catherine Short to review medical error and provide an approach to harmed patients. The CANDOR program of Communication and Optimal Resolution will be explained. CANDOR is well established and has been successfully adopted by many medical centers. Without CANDOR in place, patients may benefit from the use of the principles and the help of a board-certified patient advocate.

DMEPOS Webinar

DMEPOS – CMS Compliance and Requirements Updates: Audio Version of the Webinar

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents this very timely subject for us. Durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) includes an “entity or individual, including a physician or a Part A provider, which sells or rents Part B covered items to Medicare beneficiaries.” There are special payment rules associated with DMEPOS. DMEPOS products have to meet quality standards, DMEPOS suppliers need to be accepted by Medicare to participate (similar to providers), and are subject to fraud, waste, and abuse laws. The purpose of this webinar to provide an overview of participation and quality requirements, relay the latest compliance and requirements updates, and address False Claims Act cases involving DMEPOS companies.

New Approach to Cybersecurity Training

Stop the Insanity! Why Healthcare Organizations Need to Take a New Approach to Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Training

Rebecca L. Rakoski, managing partner at XPAN Law Partners and Sajed Naseem, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) from NJ Courts are presenting this engaging webinar. Employees are one of an organization’s greatest strengths, but also its greatest weaknesses. For years cybersecurity and data privacy advocates have been arguing that training employees is the only way to safeguard the organization. This is especially true in the healthcare arena where HIPAA training is required. However, these same healthcare organizations engage in training for their employees only to stare down the barrel of a data breach caused by one of those trained employees.The question becomes, why do we continue to repeat the same exercise expecting a different outcome?

How Workplace Communication Mitigates Harassment

Catherine Short speaks with Warren Cook, President and Co-Founder of SymbianceHR . The topic of today’s program is “How Workplace Communication Mitigates Harassment.” We will explore the various communication strategies and practices necessary to develop a culture that inherently minimizes harassing behavior in the workplace, including various communication techniques and activities that lead to engagement and empowerment while simultaneously creating an inclusive environment that builds trust and respect.

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.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing an Aging Physician Policy

Catherine Short speaks with Dr. Mary Hoppa, MD, MBA, senior consultant with The Greeley Company which provides solutions through consulting, education, interim staffing, credentialing management, and external peer review to healthcare organizations nationwide, about “The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing an Aging Physician Policy.” We will be discussing how to identify and address competency issues among senior physicians and best practices to prevent potential safety incidents that could have long-term consequences for both patients and practitioner. We will also learn how to recognize age related impairments that affect a healthcare professional’s ability to safely administer care, look at how to design a fair aging policy to protect both practitioners and patients, as well as focusing in on how to address competency issues and when privileging needs to be reassessed or revoked.

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