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.
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.
Effective compliance training that incorporates the best practices contained in this blog post and the more extensive article on which it is based can help employees understand their obligations and make every staff member an extension of the compliance team.
Like for any emergent disease, as healthcare professionals, we do what we know to do about opioid abuse disorder. Prevent the disease from ever happening and use evidence-based practices to treat those affected. Given the enormity of the problem, we conclude it will take a long time and great effort to effect change.
Here are the five most popular HealthStream blog posts published in 2018 focused on the healthcare compliance.
Recommended regulation reduction solutions are wide in scope and fairly ambitious, as far as what the government should do. One starting place is to admit regulation’s negative impacts on outcomes.
When we try to keep healthcare compliance training as engaging as possible, it is more likely to succeed. That requires you to incorporate humor, use video wherever effective, explain concepts on a personal level, and tell stories that engage the learner.
When effort is made to keep compliance training engaging, it is more likely to succeed. That requires you to keep the training on the shorter side and as interesting as possible with elements that include relatable characters and ways to measure the effectiveness of learning.
Compliance Education will fail if it doesn’t match the learning requirements of its audience. Effective compliance training can help every employee understand their compliance obligations and make them extensions of the compliance team.
The LGBTQ population has historically faced discrimination within many healthcare settings, which can create barriers to receiving appropriate care. HCCS customer Main Line Health has launched LGBTQ Inclusive Care to change this common experience.
A system that tracks completion of required training plays a strong role in effective compliance programs. Anyone who has had to work under an Integrity Agreement (IA) or Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) can attest to the power of proof of compliance training.