Compliance Topics

Compliance Topics


Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns in 2017

October 9th, 2017

Providing safe and efficient care is a priority for most healthcare organizations. One key component to successfully doing so involves being proactive in preventing issues that may endanger or be unsafe for patients. Below is a list of top patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations in 2017.


New Proposed Rule for Quality Payment Program 2018

September 28th, 2017

As the Quality Payment Program approaches its second year in 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are proposing several changes and updates in an effort to improve patient outcomes, increase coordination of patient care, reduce the burden on small and rural practices, while increasing participation and program flexibility. The goal is to keep what is working with the program and use clinician feedback to improve policies.


The Importance of Healthcare Compliance Programs

July 26th, 2017

Compliance and ethics are not just legal requirements in healthcare; they are also critical components to safe, quality patient care. Regardless, the size or specialty of the practice or facility, all medical organizations face healthcare compliance concerns.


Transparency and Patient Safety

May 1st, 2017

Transparency is considered an essential element to improving the quality of health care. Without transparency, patients cannot make informed decisions. Without transparency, it is not possible to have a culture of safety.


The MACRA Basics

August 2nd, 2016

What is MACRA?

The “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015” or “MACRA,” was signed into law on April 16, 2015. The legislation replaces the current Medicare reimbursement schedule which is based on a fee-for-service model with a new pay-for-performance program that is focused on quality, value, and accountability.


5 Ways to Improve Physician Engagement

March 11th, 2016

“Physician Engagement” has been an increasingly hot topic with a lot of buzz over the past couple of years. There have been studies, articles, seminars, websites, and entire companies based on the subject matter. Now as healthcare transitions from a fee-for-service model to value-based care, the industry is being forced to find ways to improve quality and lower costs. With these changes, physician engagement has become even more critical for the success of hospitals, outpatient facilities, group practices, and health networks.


7 Core Elements for an Effective Compliance Program

March 2nd, 2016

According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA), financial losses due to healthcare fraud are in the tens of billions of dollars each year. In 2013, The US Department of Health and Human Services and The Department of Justice recovered more than 4.3 billion in healthcare fraud and abuse. As medical fraud rates continue to soar, healthcare providers should expect to see an increase in governmental inquires, audits and investigations.


7 Common Questions Regarding OSHA and HIPAA Training Requirements for Dental and Medical Offices

December 16th, 2015

What are HIPAA and OSHA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established to set national standards to protect individual’s medical records and other personal health information. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) was established to ensure safe and healthful working conditions by enforcing standards and by providing training, education, and assistance.