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Automate the COI disclosure and management process.
If organizations are going to be successful about managing COI risks, they need to be more proactive in terms of their COI management programs. This requires a change in organizational mindset and culture, such that identification of COIs becomes a shared responsibility.
In this white paper, HCCS—A HealthStream Company, surveyed 281 healthcare compliance leaders throughout the U.S. to learn more about the compliance programs in their hospitals.
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.
While healthcare organizations are committed to COI Management, there is not consensus about how to go about it or to whom it applies. HCCS—A HealthStream Company surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about the current state of their COI compliance programs.
While healthcare organizations largely are committed to complying with COI Management rules, there is a breadth of how they go about it. HCCS—A HealthStream Company surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about the current state of their COI compliance programs.
To evaluate how healthcare organizations are managing their efforts to reduce COIs, HCCS—A HealthStream Company surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about the current state of their compliance programs.
HCCS recently surveyed 281 healthcare compliance leaders about their organizations’ COI programs. One of the survey’s goals was to establish an industry-wide picture of the commitment to COI management and examine it across multiple program variables.
Our survey of healthcare compliance leaders found that there’s room for standardization in the way healthcare organizations address COI compliance. Here are three findings relevant to the current fragmented ways many hospitals work to uncover and eliminate conflicts of interest.
HCCS—A HealthStream Company recently surveyed healthcare leaders about the COI compliance programs in their organizations. Here’s how these leaders thought their COI Management processes needed to be improved.
To establish a baseline for COI compliance programs, HCCS surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about their programs. Using the results, here are three suggestions HCCS offers to improve COI Management effectiveness across the healthcare industry.
Compliance with government regulations and ethical concerns demand that healthcare institutions and researchers diligently disclose every conflict of interest (COI). Organizations must take steps develop a management and mitigation plan that prevents biased medical decision-making.
In order to maintain their reputations for integrity and impartiality, medical associations for all kinds of specialties have to be vigilant about avoiding and identifying conflicts of interest among their members.
Hospitals and other healthcare providers must monitor payments made to their affiliated physicians and mid-level providers. Using available technology, a query can be completed in just a few minutes.
With the annual publication every summer of the CMS open payments database, healthcare providers can manage risk to their financial health, tax-exempt status, and reputation by implementing a process to monitor payments made to their affiliated physicians.
While it is difficult to draw conclusions based on the year to year fluctuations in data from the Open Payments Database, we can begin to see trends by analyzing the data over three years.
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.
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.
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.
One of the challenges that governmental and institutional authorities face in evaluating the efficacy and cost effectiveness of therapeutics is determining who to rely on for technical and scientific support. On one hand, who better to explain the relative advantages of a new product than the inventor of a device, or the researcher who has overseen the development of a new and promising drug? On the other hand, who could be more invested in a favorable determination on safety and effectiveness?
Demonstrated Competency is a learning feature that provides significant benefits for learners and learning administrators. What is the biggest complaint from learners? “Training takes too much time!”