This webinar will provide an in-depth understanding of the Federal False Claims Act, Federal Anti-Kickback, and Stark laws, and discuss how marketing activities can trigger either or both.This program will review the Federal False Claims Act and its various elements. It will examine what it covers and how it works, what is required to prove a false claim, who can bring an action under the Act, its damages, ..
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..
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..
This webinar provides an overview of core privacy requirements of HIPAA, the basics of which should be well-known and practiced by all health care practitioners. These provisions cover office staff and others. Then, the subject moves to patient privacy in a digital age, with a review of social media activities of health care practitioners and employees.This webinar thus provides a brief summary of those bas..
This session will expand your knowledge of evaluation and management coding audits and discover areas of insufficient documentation that may decrease the revenues received into your organization. Greater scrutiny from the OIG, government-contracted and third-party auditors make practice self-checks of physician E/M coding more important than ever. CMS sees physician education and outreach as critical ..
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..
HIPAA and the Administrative Subpoena – How HIPAA Does or Does't Protect you When the Government comes Calling for your Patient Records and you are in Trouble
This webinar reviews core privacy requirements of HIPAA then covers in detail the ways state licensure boards and agencies use the authority of state law to cover HIPAA exceptions and gain access to your patient records. This webinar shows how state agencies use state law in concert with HIPAA exceptions to conduct government-lead investigations. These exceptions can also be used by federal agencies in the ..
This presentation will describe how and why air contamination poses a great infection risk for procedures involving an implant. The number of surgical disciplines placing implants is continuing to grow and currently includes plastics, orthopedics, spine, breast, general with hernia mesh placement, GYN with pelvic floor mesh placement and cardiac with pacemakers and other devices. The need has never been gre..
In this course, attendees will be introduced to various regulations and guidelines dictated by the related governing body and understand the need for compliance with these requirements.The employee health plan is the foundation of efforts designed to reduce risks of infections and bloodborne pathogen exposures in a facility. The adherence to standard precautions and sharps safety by staff is necessary to pr..