HIPAA was signed into law 25 years ago on August 21, 1996. Over the past two and a half decades, there have been a multitude of changes in the healthcare industry and technology. The three concepts that remain constant are preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a patient’s protected health information. In this “ode to HIPAA”, participants will glimpse some of the lesser known or emphasized aspects of HIPAA, as well as key parts of its history, recent enforcement actions, and anticipated developments.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. has published the seven fundamental elements of an effective compliance program. Healthcare organizations should create a compliance program that can reduce fraud, abuse liability, and waste. If the compliance management software that you are considering doesn’t have mechanisms to address all these elements, it is not a comprehensive solution and won’t fully protect you from OCR audits and fines.
One of the most crucial, yet complex, aspects of the healthcare sector is ensuring compliance. Every organization and individual offering healthcare or healthcare-related services needs to be aware of the regulations and laws and follow compliant practices. This is the only way to stay protected and achieve long-term success in the sector.
A compliance program is an effective tool for healthcare organizations to maintain proactive efforts to prevent, detect, report and respond to violations of laws, rules, and government regulations. The federal and state agencies enforce significant penalties for non-compliance which is why ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance in the organization is a primary concern, say the experts at First Healthcare Compliance. This is where an effective healthcare compliance program comes in. If you have such a program in place, you can gain peace of mind from compliance assurance.
Raymond Ribble, founder of SPHER, Inc. a leading SaaS-based compliance analytics solution addressing PHI protection and cybersecurity in healthcare, leads this informative webinar. This presentation takes the audience through a series of scenarios and lessons learned that can assist in securing the employee “endpoint” either in the office or at a Home Office. The presentation highlights key security measures a person can deploy to create a better security environment in order to protect their personal and professional documents from unauthorized access.
Courtney Tito, Member of the Health Law group at McDonald Hopkins, LLC in its West Palm Beach office will be presenting this informative webinar. This presentation will provide the participants with an overview of the bases for Medicare Revocations and what types of issues can be addressed now to hopefully avoid a revocation action in the future. Additionally, Courtney will provide some thoughts on how best to respond to a notice of revocation and the impact of September 2019 Final Rule on the effect of revocation
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.
Distinguished Speaker to Discuss Cybersecurity in Healthcare at Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 22, 2021
Raymond Ribble, founder of SPHER, Inc. a leading SaaS-based compliance analytics solution, will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the upcoming Healthcare Compliance Symposium to address the issue of cybersecurity in healthcare.
Jennifer Gimler Brady, Partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP will be presenting this timely webinar. On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“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. This presentation 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.