Kathleen W. McNicholas, MD, JD, CHC, CCEP, will lead the presentation Ethics, OSHA, and Patient Safety at the upcoming Virtual Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2021 on April 22.
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.
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA is a Principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. (Houston, TX). She will lead the presentation Hot Topics in HIPAA and FWA at the upcoming Virtual Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2021 on April 22.
The 4th annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium is a joint effort of Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance to provide resources for professionals working to stay informed regarding the challenges of the complex and highly regulated healthcare industry. The virtual event will be held on April 22, 2021 from 11:30 am ET until 5:45 pm ET. Registration is available to the public with discounted pricing until March 1, 2021.
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents. Throughout the pandemic, HHS-OCR has announced the use of its enforcement discretion when bringing forth HIPAA-related enforcement actions. This trend appears to be continuing as the vaccine roles out. Additionally, proposed changes to the Privacy Rule were released in December 2020 and OCR continues to enforce violations against providers for not providing a patient with his/her medical records. This presentation provides a timely overview of these items, as well as addressing key terms such “reasonable” and “good faith” in the context of protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information.
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents. “As part of the Department’s effort to fully protect patients’ health information and their rights under HIPAA, OCR has issued this important new fact sheet clearly explaining a business associate’s liability,” said OCR Director Roger Severino. In 2013, under the authority granted by the HITECH Act, OCR issued the Final Omnibus Rule that, among other things, identified provisions of the HIPAA Rules that apply directly to business associates and for which business associates are directly liable. One of the most notable items is the Business Associate Agreement. The presentation highlights enforcement actions, as well as key compliance items business associates and subcontractors need to focus on.
Successful employee education is an integral part of a comprehensive healthcare compliance program. Compliance professionals must consider which topics should be offered to the workforce. Of course, proper training depends on variables such as type of healthcare organization, roles of employees and location of the entity. States may impose specific requirements that go beyond federal requirements. Generally, four broad categories cover the topics imperative to the start of a comprehensive healthcare compliance program.
Grant Elliott, CEO and chairman of Ostendio, a collaborative integrative risk-management SaaS platform, presented the webinar “HIPAA: A Timely Overview & Update”. Grant returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.
Webinars have always been vital in our educational outreach here at First Healthcare Compliance. In this unprecedented year where COVID-19 reached all our communities, we were happy to be there, wherever you were, keeping you abreast of the latest healthcare topics, laws, and changes as they happened with our highly informed, expert presenters through our complimentary webinars. Here is a look back at our educational webinars in 2020 and a highlight of our top webinar and presenter.
Compliance professionals agree that training the workforce is a major component of a successful compliance program. In fact, employee education is an important first step toward preventing, detecting, and mitigating noncompliance. As a result of the pandemic, online education is a necessity instead of a mere convenience for healthcare compliance professionals and administrators of medical offices tasked with implementing workforce training.