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 ..
2019 Employment Regulations Are in Place! Employers Must Be Compliant or Face Fines and Penalties in Future Audits! Are You Ready?
Managing these laws will determine how Employers will survive strict fines and penalties as well as create a robust risk management strategy for their workplace.Here are just some of the workplace regulation topics impacted between 2018-2020. How many of these issues are you aware have regulations tied to them?Paid/Unpaid LeaveTransgender Restroom Requirements and Gender Equity and Expression GuidelinesPay ..
Money laundering continues to be a national concern. High levels of drug-related activity and violence have drawn additional attention. Terrorist activities need to be considered as well. Perpetrators have adapted to banks’ efforts so banks cannot combat the money laundering with yesterday’s methods. The software is widely installed to identify specific patterns and “unusual” transactions. But the launderer..
In December of 2017, the Obama administration tried to change the requirements for claiming an employee was exempt from being paid overtime. That was challenged in court and was never implemented. It did, however, raise the awareness that the Fair Labor Standards Act was in need of revision. Thus the Trump Administration Department of Labor has been soliciting comments from the public on what recommendation..
Many organizations are far from where they want and need to be with improving performance, and they apply intuition, rather than hard data, when making decisions. Enterprise performance management (EPM) is now viewed as the seamless integration of managerial methods such as strategy execution with a strategy map and its companion balanced scorecard (KPIs) and operational dashboards (PIs); enterprise risk ma..
Tattoos, Sandals, Yarmulkes, Dress and Appearance: Increasing Legal Challenges for Employees and Employers
From the length of one’s hair to the number and location of visible tattoos, to recognizing gender non-conformity style, to create a summer dress code, employers are facing an increased need to determine their organization’s culture and policies, as well as following federal and state laws. How does an organization balance employees’ rights to express themselves with the organization’s rights to determine i..
In this practical webinar, you will learn how the Tax Credits and Jobs Act incentivizes paid Family and Medical Leave. We will also discuss the similarities and differences between the FMLA and the new Section 45S. We will provide you with analysis via examples of when leave qualifies for the credit in your 1st and succeeding years of eligibility.In 1993 the US Congress enacted the Family and Medical ..
Different organizations have different views on how many projects a project manager can handle. It depends on the size, complexity, and significance of the projects, as well as the capability of the individual manager.It is becoming less common that project managers only have one project at a time. The ability to managing multiple projects requires additional skills and tools than what is required for manag..
The blockchain is a new fundamental technology. It has been liking to the advent of the internet in the scope of its possible changes for the future of the business world. This technology has a chance to change everything throughout the business. Most people are clueless about blockchain and they don't fully understand it. Even if you try to Google blockchain, read about it and its implications it becomes c..
FDA expects firms to develop and implement a cybersecurity management program to reduce the impact of malware intrusion. That poses a big challenge because cybersecurity technology constantly evolves into more sophisticated methods, devastating malware packages and increased stealth in avoiding detection and identification. If your cybersecurity program is relatively static, it turns your software design in..
Human error is known to be the primary cause of quality and production losses in many industries. Although it is unlikely that human error will ever be eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. Human errors start at the design stage and usually, factors associated with cognitive load are ignored. In science, cognition is the mental processing that includes the attention of working memory..
HCC codes were primarily associated with Medicare Advantage programs in the past, however, they are now being much more frequently encountered by clinicians who are involved in MSSP ACOs and those eligible for the MIPS. More than 9000 ICD 10 codes map to 79 HCC codes in this risk adjustment model. Awareness of specific HCC relevant diagnoses and their impact on the risk-adjusted score can have marked signif..
Assessment of the cause of a non-compliance is a structured series of branching questions. The answers to these eliminate possibilities and eventually highlight a root cause. This process is described, including roles and responsibilities, timing, and efforts at prevention.In the case of an apparent anomal; ous data point, assessment of whether it really is an outlier using statistics are done. If so, asses..
Organizational units exist for various reasons. Nevertheless, governance focusing on business perpetuity and reliability should address strategic to operational transformations enabling adequate continuity management. When threading from the first-tier ‘Governance Tree’ level, linked leaves are inextricably affected by external forces. Consequently, an organizational formation’s continuity depends on releva..
Antibodies are one of the fastest growing class of biopharmaceutical. Everyday antibody-based technologies are witnessing new developments to meet the ever-increasing demands of medicine and biomedical research making antibodies, one of the indispensable elements in the current biopharma platform. Antibodies are basic components of the immune system that helps to protect the host from harmful infections. Du..