In observance of Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week, I thought I would share some takeaways from a recent HCCA regional conference session I attended titled, “How to Manage Being the Compliance Chief Cook and Bottlewasher”. In this session, speakers Dana Bonecutter, Compliance Officer at Connally Memorial Medical Center, and Terry Reeves, Sr Vice President - CCO at Harris County Hospital District, shared how the role of the compliance officer has evolved and what it means to be in healthcare compliance today.

It’s time for healthcare organizations to examine, spotlight and celebrate their compliance programs and personnel as part of Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week, which is May 4-10, according to the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association.

Beyond Social Media: The Dangers of Mobile Devices in the Workplace

Earlier this week, we discussed some of the key takeaways from this year’s Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Institute. To continue our focus on healthcare compliance this week, I’d like to address the topic of a mobile workforce and what considerations healthcare employers should keep in mind in order to minimize their level of risk.

While PreCheck is a longtime supporter and exhibitor of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute, this was my first time attending the conference as an attendee. As a healthcare exclusive background screening firm, it is imperative that we as an organization stay abreast of the latest healthcare regulations that affect our clients in this complex industry. I think we can all agree that healthcare is ever-changing.

A Healthcare Employer’s Thoughts on the Recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce Conference on Employment Background Checks

With the ongoing regulatory scrutiny and media coverage criticizing how employment background checks can keep ex-offenders from getting jobs, it’s almost easy these days to overlook the most basic of notions—that background checks provide an essential benefit to employers, co-workers, customers, and patients. As the title of a recent conference hosted at the U.S.

5 Healthcare Exclusion and Sanction Screening Questions and Answers

As PreCheck’s Principal Consultant for Sanction Screening, I work with healthcare compliance officers every day to protect their facilities from excluded individuals and entities. With over ten years conducting sanction checks, I’ve seen dozens of scenarios and have helped clients identify physicians, employees and vendors who have been excluded from participating in federal health programs.

As we near the end of January, how prepared do you feel about the implementation of ICD-10 this fall? Although it may still be several months ahead, the October 1st deadline will be here before you know it, and now is the time to ensure that your organization has a plan in place. It may seem like an overwhelming task, but if you involve the right people, you’ll realize you have the resources to meet this deadline.  The following tips were taken from a presentation I attended at a regional HCCA conference titled, “ICD-10 for Non-Coders”, by Dr.

PreCheck’s Top 10 Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts in 2013

2013 was a very special year for PreCheck. We celebrated our 20th anniversary exclusively serving the healthcare industry and our Blog also had its first birthday last summer. As we look forward to another great year of new milestones, here’s a look back at ten of our most popular blog articles from last year.

What the OIG’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 Means for Healthcare Organizations

In November 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Earlier this year, the OIG issued a Special Advisory Bulletin (SAB) concerning exclusion screening and more recently issued a report recommending mandatory background screening of child care providers. But what can you expect in 2014 and beyond?

10 Key Healthcare Trends from HealthStream Summit for Success in 2014

Last week, I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee along with a few of my colleagues for HealthStream Summit—an annual conference empowering healthcare professionals to achieve better outcomes in the delivery of patient care. Patient care and safety is what drives everything that we do at PreCheck, which is why we’ve partnered with a company like HealthStream that shares our core values for impacting healthcare.