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Automate the COI disclosure and management process.
With on-site audits expected to pick up when desk audits are completed, and ransomware attacks expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations need to be ever more vigilant.
The Joint Commission has found inadequate safety culture to be a significant contributing factor to adverse outcomes. To support this finding, it recently emphasized the need for healthcare leadership to create an effective culture of safety.
In our first installment of the Second Opinions Podcast, Dr. Miles Snowden, the Chief Medical Officer at TeamHealth, shares his personal insight on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and what it means for physicians, hospitals, and consumers.
HealthStream celebrates our customers who are Five-Star HCAHPS Summary Star winners. The HCAHPS Star Ratings will provide a quick summary of each HCAHPS measure in a format that is increasingly familiar to consumers.
HealthStream has used various surveys to collect information from healthcare leaders and employees on their organizations’ top HCAHPS challenges. Our analysis identifies the top three challenges as communication, consistency and sustainability, and understanding the survey and reports.
There are 25 Performing Provider Systems in New York’s DSRIP. Having spent two years getting infrastructure and project plans in place, it is time to start operationalizing all that work. April 1, 2017 marked the beginning of Year 3, and reporting now will be a major focus.
As we wait to learn about the future of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), what’s not known at this time is the potential impact of proposed changes on the continued operation of the CMS “Open Payments” database.
HCCS Courseware has embraced responsive courseware design. This is a philosophy of interface creation for e-learning courseware, whereby the designer seeks to unify the user experience across all platforms.
When the 21st Century Cures Act was first presented, it contained provisions which would have weakened the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which was passed as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Several years ago, we started getting inquiries for our billing, security, and workforce compliance courses to be made compliant with ADA and 508 regulations. In particular, customers were expressing interest in the standards set forth by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as by the ADA.
Many individuals personally involved in the healthcare industry are familiar with the “Open Payments” database published each year by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This database, sometimes referred to as the Physician “Sunshine” database was created as a part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and requires that pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers report payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals for services such as promotional talks, consulting, research, and royalty agreements.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known throughout the healthcare world as HIPAA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in August of 1996. In the 20 years since, HIPAA has become one of the most widely cited and discussed regulations. The actual law went into effect in 2002 and 2003.
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Do you use a paper-based system for Competency and Performance Management? What if you were asked to provide a report to assess the competency of the entire organization on a skill such as blood transfusion? How long would that take you? What if your manager asks you to identify only employees who ‘Did Not Meet Expectations’ for this competency? Even worse, what if she asks “How does this compare to last year?’
An interview with Lee Ann Hanna, Director of Education, TriStar Centennial Medical Center (HCA), Nashville, Tennessee
With the publication in 2014 of the CMS “Open Payments” database, which makes all payments to physicians from Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies available in a searchable database, conflicts of interest has become a hot-button issue in healthcare.
With so much negative press coming out daily about compliance and so many sweeping changes being enacted in the human resources realm, especially in healthcare, there is no better time to make sure that your organization is in order.
CMS expects HealthStream and healthcare facilities to fully comply with all of the official protocols for each CAHPS survey. This is especially complicated because the rules are not consistent between programs.
The hospice industry has been subject to increasing regulation by governmental and accrediting entities. To stay up-to-date in this rapidly changing environment—and to continue to provide effective interventions for patients nearing the end of life—continuing education is a must.
A CIA requires significant attention, data collection, legal defense, negotiation, new systems, new policies, oversight, and enforcement, possibly for many years. Healthcare facilities of all types, including hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, long-term care, physician groups, and more have all seen increases in CIAs. Yet, these organizations often struggle with what to do if a recipient of one.