Corporate Negligence and Medical Malpractice Considerations for Medical Staff Services

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be a nightmare, but fortunately, there are ways to mitigate the risk your organization may experience, says attorney Joshua McCaig of Polsinelli LLC who spoke about corporate negligence and medical malpractice at the 2013 National Association Medical Staff Services Conference. We connected with him recently to talk about mitigating risk and how medical staff services departments can help protect their organizations. In this article, Mr.

How to Stay Ahead in Healthcare Risk Management

June 16 to 20 is Healthcare Risk Management Week, a great time to look at healthcare risk managers and the important and strategic work they perform at their organizations.

On May 21, 2014, PreCheck hosted a complimentary webinar covering the hottest legal issues facing employers in 2014. Guest speakers A. Kevin Troutman and Mauro Ramirez, labor and employment law attorneys from Fisher & Phillips law firm provided tips and best practices to mitigate risk during this educational session. The webinar recording is now available on-demand here.

CMS’s Process for Sharing Terminated Provider Information and State Exclusion Monitoring

In March, the OIG published a report titled, “CMS’s Process for Sharing Information About Terminated Providers Needs Improvement.” As the title suggests, DHHS has determined that CMS does not properly share information regarding terminated providers with other states. As we’ve discussed before, section 6501 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires State Medicaid programs to terminate participation of providers if terminated under Medicare, another State Medicaid program, or CHIP.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is one of the major regulatory agencies affecting employers in any field, not just within the healthcare arena. And the Commission has remained highly active through the first part of 2014. Here’s a quick overview of some of the latest developments concerning the EEOC and what they mean for employers.

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.