HIPAA Privacy and Public Health Exceptions: COVID-19 and the Coming Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States
This new and cutting edge webinar starts with the well-known basics of HIPAA privacy that should be routine for today’s medical practitioners. The rules are well-established and a part of modern medical education, training, and practice. While the basic provisions of privacy for protected health information are well known, their application for public health exceptions in today’s world is to be examined.&nb..
Disruptive activity by practitioners in the hospital takes many forms. When it happens, it is important that the hospital and/or the medical staff take appropriate steps to see that it does not affect patient care or disrupt operations.Most disciplinary policies are progressive. A progressive policy applies increasingly more severe sanctions to additional incidents of bad behavior. It is very im..
Because the Anti-Kickback Statute is so broad it what it proscribes, healthcare organizations, conducting what would be normal marketing activities in other industries, have run afoul of the Statute on numerous occasions. The Statute and the regulations only tell part of the story. This program will review not only the Statute and its safe harbors, but will provide an in-depth overview of OIG guidance and a..
A Leer, A Pat, A Joke, A Gesture, An Innuendo, A Kiss: Are You Prepared To Be the Next Social Media Blitz, Identified on #MeToo, or a Headline in the Newspaper?
Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, members of Congress, and various State lawmakers have been accused of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault. But there is a difference between pulling one’s pants down in front of a female colleague at work and touching a woman on her buttocks during a photo op—isn’t there? What is that difference? Are both examples considered sexua..
A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who provide information that a company, hospital or individual has defrauded the government. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (“FCAs”). State and federal governments pay hundreds of billions of dollars each year for pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, hospit..
As case managers, we must be aware of the myriad of compliance issues that we must adhere to in our daily practice. Never has this been more important to our work as case managers then it is now. Our ability to remain compliant has become an element of audits from accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It is the right thing to do for ..
Infection Prevention Across the Construction Continuum: The Need for Planning for Renovation and Maintenance
Healthcare facilities continue to undergo a transformation as service lines and patient populations change. Construction, renovation, and maintenance of facilities provide legal, regulatory, business and ethical responsibilities to design, construct and maintain a safe environment for patients, their family, staff, and practitioners. An infection prevention risk assessment document provides guidelines for m..
E-Mailing, Texting, and the Use of Personal Devices by Health Care Professionals – HIPAA and Privacy Myths vs Reality
This informative webinar begins with the most basic of questions: Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit health care providers to use e-mail to discuss health issues and treatment with their patients?Find out the answer and examine how the privacy rules of HIPAA allow covered entities and health care providers to communicate electronically, such as through e-mail or texting, with their patients and with o..
This program will review the current rules and regulations from the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for Discharge Planning. The CoP is the legal and regulatory requirements that hospitals and case management professionals must follow in order to be compliant in their role as discharge planners. This will be followed by a review of the changes to the Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning that ..
This lesson will be going into great detail regarding your practice or business information technology and how it relates to the HIPAA/HITECH Security Rule and securing PHI in transmission. I will go through multiple examples and specific scenarios and also offer simple common-sense solutions.Areas covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data, personal devices, and risk factors...
This webinar is an informative trip into the world of sexual misconduct in the various mental health professions. Learn the most common, strict laws that apply to protect the patient, the staff of the therapist, and sometimes even the therapists themselves from sexual misconduct. Examine case law from the courts where state licensure boards have sanctioned the therapist for crossing that sacred line between..
This program will review the current rules and regulations from the Conditions of Participation for discharge planning. We will then discuss the most recent changes to the Medicare program and how they will impact the roles of the RN case manager and the social worker. We will review strategies for safely transitioning your patients across the continuum of care. In addition, we will review how to engage oth..
This webinar provides an overview of core privacy requirements of HIPAA. Then, the subject moves to the social media activities of healthcare practitioners. This webinar provides a brief summary of those basic HIPAA privacy protections then goes into detail on the many ways a health care provider may run afoul of the privacy exceptions via the use of social media. This may occur both when a healthcare pract..
While the basics of HIPAA privacy are well known, and while health care practitioners know how to maintain privacy and to keep the information confidential, fear exists in not knowing the many exceptions enjoyed by law enforcement as used for government or public purposes. These exceptions not only allow but require a health care practitioner to release information. Uncertainty exists when faced with a high..
It sometimes becomes necessary for the medical staff to recommend to the governing board that the medical privileges of a practitioner either be removed or denied. Before such an adverse action is taken, it is very important that the practitioner is afforded due process. That requires planning. It is extremely important to have set the stage properly. This session will provide the perspective of a hearing o..