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.
Government scrutiny of continuum care providers has not slowed down. Rather, its focus on this segment of the healthcare industry is keener than ever. There are ways that continuum care organizations can avoid being targeted for audits.
Recent 2019 Blog Posts about Healthcare Compliance from HCCS and HealthStream
Looking and Trends and Careers in Healthcare Compliance-Blog Posts
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.
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.
Cybersecurity follows closely behind the False Claims Act as a focus for healthcare compliance.
Compliance officers in the healthcare arena must be nimble thinkers, not just naysayers and rule quoters, in order to find success and add value to their organizations.
HealthStream asked Melinda Sawyer, DrPH, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, the Director of Patient Safety and Education for the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality for her insight on how healthcare can achieve high reliability. She responded with two best practices.
Recognizing the role data plays in training is good, but knowing how to utilize it to provide not only quality training, but programs that are tailored to organizational goals and employee needs and skill sets is crucial.
Having a set of core competencies will be “incredibly helpful” in addressing the current clinical research associate (CRA) shortage. This will benefit those transitioning into clinical research, as well as those making lateral or vertical moves in the clinical trial workplace.
A sometimes-daunting array of processes and technologies is putting a new kind of pressure on clinical research professionals that demands innovative training and a core reassessment of how to demonstrate skillsets.
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act requires the availability of qualified interpreters for any persons with limited English proficiency and can impose corrective action or monetary penalties for failure to comply.
The demands on clinical research professionals to deliver high-quality study data more quickly and efficiently have arguably never been greater, but the industry continues to shy away from adapting technologies and new best practices that could help lighten the load.
Implementing a new software solution to manage conflicts of interest (COI) can be a daunting effort for an organization. The team must be fully prepared and engaged. Here are ten best practices that can help ensure a successful implementation.
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?’
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.