Catherine Walters, Partner at Bybel Rutledge LLP will lead the presentation Navigating the Background Check and FCRA Compliance Minefield at the Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2020 on April 23, 2020.
Stephen Bittenger, Esq., to lead the presentation How Not to Be Accused of Health Care Fraud in 2020 at the Virtual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 23rd.
Jennifer Gimler Brady, Partner and General Counsel at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP will lead the presentation The Role of Boards in Healthcare Compliance at the Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2020 on April 23.
First Healthcare Compliance hosts Andrew B. Wilson attorney and legislative specialist in Morris James LLP’s Health Care Industry and Government Relations Groups for an interactive discussion on “Telemedicine Compliance Primer - Using Delaware as a Model.” Telemedicine is booming nationwide. Practices of all sizes - from the solo practice to the hospital system - are
Having a compliance program in place is a start but having an effective compliance program is the goal. Proactively assessing the effectiveness of one’s own compliance program is better than the Department of Justice making a determination of the adequacy as a result of an investigation for alleged misconduct. To set benchmarks for an effective
After reviewing the HIPAA Privacy case investigations from 2009-2011, the Office of the Inspector General sent a strong message to the Office of Civil Rights in regard to the administration and enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The OIG recommendation is clear in the September 2015 executive summary, “OCR Should Strengthen Its Oversight of Covered
The whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act have lead to several newsworthy cases in recent years. Just a few days ago, the Justice Department announced that KMART Corporation (Kmart) will pay $1.4 Million to resolve False Claims Act allegations for knowingly providing coupons to Medicare beneficiaries to waive or reduce co-pays for purchasing more
The treatment of family members falls under General Exclusions from Coverage under Medicare. No payment will be made for items or services for a family member when the charge is from an immediately related provider, any of their associates or their professional corporations. As part of Stark I in 1989, self-referrals for clinical laboratory services
As the world of healthcare evolves, more and more healthcare providers are turning to mobile devices in their practice. If you are a covered entity, you are responsible for complying with HIPAA regulations for securing private patient information, including when using mobile devices. Here are some guidelines to ensure security while using mobile devices: Before
As technology continues to evolve, so does social media, with more and more platforms arising for people to communicate – anytime, anyplace to anyone. The increase in social media presence in healthcare creates greater vulnerability toward breaches of patient confidentiality. Here are some tips to avoid violating HIPAA with social media: Do not talk about