A well-managed set of policies is critical to the well-being of any healthcare institution. Proper policies support activities by communicating expectations, establishing a culture of compliance, protecting in litigation matters, and ensuring the welfare of patients and staff.
Honoring Our 2021 Presenter of the Year
Each year several thousand healthcare compliance professionals rely on First Healthcare Compliance complimentary online education to supplement their knowledge base and stay up to date. We’re honored to collaborate with talented presenters, and we recognize the presenter of the most popular live webinar annually.
What you need to know about the No Surprises Act
Enacted in late 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (NSA) underscores its primary purpose is to protect patients from surprise medical bills when receiving certain services from – emergency services, non-emergency services from nonparticipating providers at participating facilities, and air ambulance service from nonparticipating providers. (86 Fed. Reg. 36872 (Jul. 13, 2021)).
Applause for the Compliance Super Ninjas of 2021!
FAQ: Ever Shifting Vaccination Landscape
The COVID vaccination landscape, both within the healthcare sector and at other businesses, is in flux. It’s challenging to keep up with current requirements and recommendations. At First Healthcare Compliance we strive to serve as a trusted resource and provide answers to frequently asked questions.
Business Associate Agreements: What They Are, Who Needs Them, and How They Can Go Sideways
Negotiations in Healthcare and Technology
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX and Bruce Lynskey, Co-Founder, Director, and Chief Executive Officer at ePrevenir will be presenting with us. Negotiating occurs in every facet of business and law. From contractual negotiations through settlement negotiations, it is a delicate dance. There are a variety of classic negotiation techniques, which include extreme posturing and “anchoring”. Healthcare and cybersecurity present unique challenges because of the looming exposure to a government investigation and either a civil and/or criminal action, even if a settlement is reached between two private parties. The purpose of this presentation is to provide approaches when negotiating contracts, settlements, and other items, which arise in healthcare and the cybersecurity industries.
How to Choose the Most Effective Healthcare Compliance Software?
Compliance is a must for every healthcare provider or healthcare organization to provide good quality services while controlling their costs and adhering to all the applicable laws. The process requires an organization to meet the legal, ethical and professional standards applicable to it by developing effective processes, policies and procedures for patient care, billing, managed care contracting, and all other aspects. The ultimate goal of a compliance program is to prevent fraud, waste, or abuse in the healthcare segment.
Happy 25th Birthday HIPAA! Q&A with Rachel V. Rose
Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of HIPAA with Educational Webinar with Rachel V. Rose
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.