Protect the privacy of your patients and the reputation of your facility.
Training that’s smarter, more effective, and cost efficient.
Automate the COI disclosure and management process.
Understanding the what, where, and why of coding audits provides a deeper understanding of what they are designed to do and the many benefits they offer to healthcare providers and systems.
HealthStream and HCCS, A HealthStream Company recently published numerous blog posts related to the healthcare continuum. We’ve collected and compiled links to them here.
Providers across the healthcare continuum need to be certain they are compliant with all the regulations that apply to them as well as their individual clinicians.
A team of content experts from HCCS, A HealthStream Company, recently attended the Health Care Compliance Association’s 2018 Enforcement Conference, where some sessions focused on the changing approach to CIAs.
Compliance jobs exist across many industries, but job duties and responsibilities for them are remarkably similar, regardless of where you work. . Here some of the typical positions representative of a healthcare compliance program.
The regulatory burden faced by organizations across the healthcare continuum is significant in terms of the time and resources involved in meeting its requirements. $39 billion is the annual cost to healthcare providers to comply with the administrative aspects of regulatory compliance.
The career outlook for healthcare compliance careers is very promising. A few years ago, The Wall Street Journal labeled compliance officer the hottest job in America.
We are seeing the beginning of the move to voice access in healthcare, which was easy to predict once voice-powered technologies became commonplace in the U.S. home environment.
The HHS Secretary has declared a public health emergency in response to increased use and abuse of prescription opioids. The industry is facing more monitoring, more scrutiny, and more prescription oversight.
Cybersecurity follows closely behind the False Claims Act as a focus for healthcare compliance.
The False Claims Act is always on the agenda as it continues to be the most effective law the government has for snagging healthcare providers in the fight against fraud, waste and abuse.
A major healthcare trend is CMS’s effort to reduce onerous regulation on providers and the industry. At the same time the Agency’s commitment to value-based care over fee-for-service continues.
Patient Safety Awareness Week is a great opportunity to evaluate your facility’s safety practices and protocols — are they where they should be, or is some work needed to ensure the best patient care?
The Memorial Sloan Kettering scandal shows that healthcare executives have significant responsibility to their organizations when it comes to reporting and avoiding any conflict of interest. Included are hints about how to manage and improve healthcare COI compliance.
Conflicts of interest can range from the most simple and obvious to extraordinarily complex, as a few examples can demonstrate. Well defined policies and procedures can provide a template for improved understanding and compliance with conflicts of interest policies
How an organization responds to a serious conflict of interest is very important and can have a great deal of influence on its reputation after a violation becomes public knowledge. Here’s how Memorial Sloan Kettering is responding to its lapses.
To uncover healthcare conflicts of interest that must be addressed, Sacks suggests that compliance officers use standard surveys and questionnaires, supplemented by the Open Payments Database and Google.
Here are links to five recent HealthStream articles that discuss where healthcare is headed, Conflict of Interest (COI) developments, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare, Compliance, and the next wave of ICD-10.
Avoiding and preventing conflict of interest (COI) is an important focus of healthcare compliance. When the medical director at a prominent research hospital failed to disclose his strong industry ties, it created a major headache for everyone involved.
What role does healthcare leadership play in conflict of interest (COI) compliance? When support from the very top does not exist, COI compliance becomes inconsistent, with some departments excelling and others falling behind.