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.
10 Key Healthcare Trends from HealthStream Summit for Success in 2014
Last year, we attended our partner HealthStream’s customer conference Summit in October. This list of 10 key healthcare trends was derived from one of the conference sessions presented by Robin Rose, VP of Strategic Initiatives at HealthStream. This post proved to be so popular, I even received a personal phone call from one of our clients who shared it with their entire staff. Read More.
FCRA Compliance: What Employers Need to Know Before Running Background Checks
While this article is not healthcare-specific, it nevertheless features compliance essentials for any organization using background checks for employment purposes. Our Vice President of Compliance discusses how to achieve FCRA compliance in 5 basic steps. Read More.
Workplace Cotinine/Nicotine Testing: Considerations for Healthcare Employers
In September, we examined the issue of promoting a smoke-free workplace environment at healthcare facilities. This article discusses burdens and costs according to a recent study as well as some legal considerations of conducting this type of testing for employment purposes. Read More.
OIG Issues Special Advisory Bulletin Regarding Exclusion Sanction Checks on Individuals and Entities
In May 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a “Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs.” Indeed, this is an issue that we still discuss with our clients today, as healthcare compliance officers move to instating monthly sanction screening at their organizations. Read More.
2013 E-Verify Requirements for Employers
Last January, we reviewed states that had E-Verify mandate deadlines in 2013. The States of Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee were featured in this article. Read More.
5 Employee Drug Screening Articles Healthcare Employers Should Read
As the title suggests, this is not really an ‘article’ in the usual sense, but rather a collection of recent drug screening related articles and studies I thought our readers might benefit from. Based on the views this post received, it looks like our visitors agreed. Read More.
Healthcare Human Resources Week 2013
This was actually a two-part blog series in celebration of ASHHRA’s Healthcare Human Resources. To commemorate this event, our Director of Account Management Robert Perez interviewed several human resources leaders from our healthcare clients, who shared their views on what it means to be a human resources professional in the healthcare industry. Read More.
Latest Version of the Form I-9 Released
On March 8, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Form I-9, which became mandatory for employers to use effective May 7, 2013. The new version included an additional page, and we hosted a Form I-9 training webinar in April to help our readers familiarize themselves with the new changes. Read More.
Physician Impairment and Drug Screening
Focusing on our Medical Staff Services readers, we took a look at the issue of physician impairment. With easy access to controlled substances, physicians are not unlikely to develop substance abuse problems. And in May 2013, Johns Hopkins Medicine published a study that called “all hospitals [to] require drug testing for physicians.” Read More.
How to Improve Healthcare Employee Turnover with Stay Interviews
With the healthcare industry expected to experience staffing shortages of both physicians and nurses in the future, employee and staff retention is becoming more important. Here’s a quick guide on how to borrow a technique from the business world to reduce your healthcare organization’s turnover rate. Read More.