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How to Write a Healthcare Compliance Plan

Compliancy Group

A well-crafted compliance plan is a roadmap for healthcare organizations to navigate regulatory requirements while upholding ethical practices. Let’s explore the key components and steps to write an effective healthcare compliance plan. Understand Compliance Landscape Before you can write a comprehensive compliance plan, it’s crucial to grasp the intricacies of the healthcare compliance landscape.

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MedTrainer’s Hira Rashid Predicts Compliance Trends in Outcomes Rocket Podcast

MedTrainer

In an episode of Outcomes Rocket podcast, MedTrainer Policy Expert Hira Rashid, Ph.D. offers insight into healthcare policy changes on the horizon and the predicted impact on compliance. In The Impact of Health Policy on Your Compliance Strategy, Hira talks about the macro trends in healthcare that could lead to policy change — for example the focus on cost savings and outcome improvements.

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8 Step Healthcare Compliance Audit Checklist

Compliancy Group

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, staying on top of regulations and maintaining exceptional standards is vital. This is where a healthcare audit – conducting a thorough investigation into operations, processes, and practices – comes in. Its mission? To uncover areas of risk and implement corrective action plans. The key to triumph lies within an all-encompassing checklist.

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Ransomware gang takes responsibility for hospital hack

Becker's Health IT

Money Message ransomware gang is claiming to be responsible for the Dec. 24 hack on Newburyport, Mass.-based Anna Jaques Hospital, The Record reported Jan. 19.

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HIPAA Compliance: Can Your Organization Avoid Costly Government Penalties and Fines?

Colington Consulting was established in 2013 and helps organizations achieve HIPAA compliance and ensures clients stay current with the latest enforcement trends. We provide a full range of HIPAA compliance services and consulting. What separates us from our competitors is our knowledge of HIPAA compliance regulations and their application to each of our client’s particular scenarios and requirements.

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Contributed: Shortcomings and opportunities for health equity in pediatrics

Healthcare It News

Ian Miller, program lead at the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), highlights how digital health offerings can improve access to physical and mental healthcare for children.

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Nurse sues UPMC over alleged labor abuses

Healthcare Dive

The lawsuit seeks to represent thousands of other UPMC employees who may have been affected by the nonprofit’s alleged wage suppression and other anticompetitive practices.

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What Counts as a Psychedelic?

Bill of Health

By Vincent Joralemon There is little consensus in defining “psychedelic.” Yet, research on and access to these substances hinges on what gets included in the “psychedelic” umbrella. It is time to talk about why we include (and exclude) particular drugs from this category. Grants, Research, and Medical Codes This matters because funding will flow from this categorization.

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HIMSSCast: Managing critical patient feedback in real time

Healthcare It News

Whether they are on Standford's inbound and outbound calls, automated voice systems or mobile channels, patients can be heard through the health system's engagement tools and processes. Dr. Adrienne Boissy, chief medical officer of Qualtrics and a practicing neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic, explained why emotional harm that can be caused by healthcare interactions needs to be heard.

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Healthcare bankruptcies reached five-year peak in 2023, report finds

Healthcare Dive

The analysis logged 79 Chapter 11 bankruptcies for companies with liabilities of at least $10 million last year — more than three times the number of filings in 2021.

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MRO Is Among Latest to Earn Validated Data Stream Designations in NCQA Data Aggregator Validation Program, For Third Time

MRO Compliance

Norristown, Pa. – January 24, 2024 – MRO Corp., the leading clinical data exchange company in healthcare, announced today that it has earned the Validated Data Stream designation in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Data Aggregator Validation program. It is part of the latest NCQA cohort to earn the NCQA validation. “MRO is excited to earn data stream validations for a third time and to continue providing clinical data directly sourced from multiple EHRs, with proven accuracy,

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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The Colonoscopies Were Free. But the ‘Surgical Trays’ Came With $600 Price Tags.

Kaiser Health News

Chantal Panozzo and her husband followed their primary care doctors’ orders last year after they both turned 45, now the recommended age to start screening for colorectal cancer. They scheduled their first routine colonoscopies a few months apart. Panozzo said she was excited to get a colonoscopy, of all things, because it meant free care. The couple run a business out of their suburban home near Chicago and purchase coverage costing more than $1,400 each month for their family of four on

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AWS adds $20M to cloud-based health equity initiative

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Amazon Web Services said it hopes to further address health equity and improve healthcare access with $20 million in additional funding for its ongoing global health equity program focused on underserved communities. AWS said it has now distributed more than $30 million to organizations that have leveraged cloud technology to provide care to historically underserved populations across 28 countries in its funding announcement Thursday “We’ve seen participants in the Health Equity Init

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Appeals court rejects doctors’ challenge to No Surprises Act

Healthcare Dive

A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Appeals Court have dismissed claims from a New York medical group that the law amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of their property.

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Humana's stock tumbles pre-market as it posts $541M loss in Q4

Fierce Healthcare

Humana primed the pump last week for a disappointing fourth quarter call, and its stock again dropped Thursday morning as the company posted a $541 million loss. | Humana primed the pump last week for a disappointing fourth quarter call, and its stock again dropped Thursday morning as the company posted a $541 million loss.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About FACIS, but Didn’t Know to Ask

Speaker: Amy Anderson

FACIS® helps organizations mitigate patient and organizational risk. Maintaining compliance and safeguarding against fraud and abuse in today’s changing healthcare landscape can be challenging. Most healthcare organizations screen and monitor providers against the OIG but that’s only ONE of FACIS®’ primary sources. FACIS® pulls data for every taxonomy from the lowest level employee to the highest level licensed professional.

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Sunoh’s Ambient Clinical Voice Automates Clinician Note Creation

Healthcare IT Today

According to Saurabh Singh, VP of Sunoh , the success of ambient clinical voice depends on much more than the accuracy of the recording. Sunoh “checks the boxes” when it comes to meeting the needs of physicians’ workflows and differences. Sunoh’s solution can take input from many different sources: mobile devices, and laptop or desktop computers.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Combatting Physician Burnout, Keeping Communities Healthy

HIT Consultant

David Sides, CEO at NextGen Healthcare Doctors do so much to keep our communities thriving. Unfortunately, according to the American Medical Association, about 63 percent of physicians report experiencing emotional exhaustion at least once weekly. Exacerbated by the volume of clinical notes required at the end of the day, physician burnout can adversely affect patient care, leading to errors and reduced care quality.

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Elevance controls medical costs to $6B profit in 2023

Healthcare Dive

The payer curbed the worst of medical cost growth last year, and expects to do the same in 2024 — an assumption one analyst called “aggressive” given persistent higher utilization among seniors.

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AI can crack open the 'black box' of effective mental health therapy at scale, study finds

Fierce Healthcare

As artificial intelligence advances in different areas of healthcare, there are concerns that technology and AI-based chatbots will replace the human connections between patients and practitioners. | A new study finds promising potential for AI and large language models to enhance mental health therapy at scale by being able to analyze millions of text-based counseling messages to shine a light on what works.

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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.

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Digital Health at CES 2024

Healthcare IT Today

CES is always a fun show for a tech guy like myself. With 130,000 people, there’s a lot of noise that doesn’t relate to healthcare IT, but over the years the digital health portion of CES has really grown. This year that growth was particularly true thanks to the great efforts of Catherine Pugh who put together an entire Digital Health track, a long list of digital health vendors, and a packed house digital health networking event.

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Ensuring Safety and Comfort: 3M N95 Fit Test Training for Healthcare Providers 

American Medical Compliance

The year 2024 marks another significant chapter in the healthcare industry’s ongoing battle against infectious diseases, and the numbers speak volumes. The CDC’s FluSurv-NET system, a sentinel network of healthcare facilities, documented over 104,000 flu-related hospitalizations across 13 states during past flu seasons. As healthcare heroes continue their unwavering service on the front lines, the spotlight remains firmly fixed on the importance of personal protective equipment (PP

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FTC sues to block Novant purchase of two CHS hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Novant Health from expanding its grip on healthcare in the state, warning a buy would increase costs.

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HHS releases voluntary cybersecurity performance goals to beef up healthcare's digital defenses

Fierce Healthcare

The Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) has published voluntary cybersecurity performance goals tailored for healthcare organizations, the first move in the administration’s

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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.

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Contributed: Shortcomings and opportunities for health equity in pediatrics

Mobi Health News

Ian Miller, program lead at the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), highlights how digital health offerings can improve access to physical and mental healthcare for children.

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The South Carolina District Court’s Ruling On the Definition of a 340B Patient

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Perez, healthcare marketing, strategy and policy consultant The 340B Drug Pricing Program was created in 1992 to give safety-net providers—those that deliver a significant level of both healthcare and other health-related services to […] The article The South Carolina District Court’s Ruling On the Definition of a 340B Patient appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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HHS releases voluntary cybersecurity goals for the healthcare sector

Healthcare Dive

The voluntary resources serve as a “step forward” as the agency looks to propose enforceable standards, HHS Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm said in a statement.

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Isaac Health nabs $5.7M seed round to scale up virtual brain health and dementia care

Fierce Healthcare

The U.S. faces a growing shortage of neurologists, creating care "deserts" around the country, forcing patients to wait longer and drive further to receive care. | Digital health company Isaac Health launched in 2022 to provide a virtual brain health and memory clinic platform with the goal of improving access to constrained brain health services.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Defending Healthcare Data in 2024: 6 Basic Security Principles to Follow

HIT Consultant

Brian Montgomery, Senior Security Engineer, Altera Digital Health Research reveals that the total number of data breaches in healthcare has doubled over the last three years. If that doesn’t prompt you to reexamine your organization’s security posture, the financial toll of these incidents might be: The average cost of a healthcare data breach is now $11M.

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The Big Consult: Additional Criteria for Adopting a Digital App or Service

Healthcare IT Today

The previous article in this series laid out key criteria for choosing a digital solution to clinical problems. We’ll continue with some other less known, but still important, criteria in this article. In addition to the traits mentioned in the previous article, several others were cited by Christine Vogel, lead nurse educator at UbiSim : Ease of use: the vendor needs to bring in user experience (UX) designers and subject-matter experts.

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Senator probes MA exchanges’ marketing tactics

Healthcare Dive

The head of the Senate Finance Committee sent letters to several health insurance exchanges on Tuesday, as part of an inquiry into allegedly predatory Medicare Advantage marketing to seniors.

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Experts weigh in on how to tackle growing teen mental health crisis

Fierce Healthcare

To turn the tide around on the growing teen mental health crisis, the U.S. | Social media is cited as one of the drivers of the worsening crisis along with COVID-19, gun violence and the threat of climate change.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.