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Vendor Compliance Goes Beyond Employee Monitoring (Beyond Employee Monitoring eBook)

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Our latest eBook, Beyond Employee Monitoring: Vendors, Contractors and Third Parties, dives into the complexities of vendor monitoring. From digesting new regulations to discussing best practices, we hope this book helps you tackle your job with confidence. 

Download our free Beyond Employee Monitoring eBook here to kick start your vendor monitoring process.

Our eBook journey began with the release of The Ultimate Guide to Exclusion Monitoring. It covers everything you need to know about Office of Inspector General (OIG) exclusion monitoring and the OIG's regulations surrounding monthly monitoring and exclusion databases. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback for our exclusions eBook, so we decided to tackle the ins and outs of vendor monitoring as well. This 40+ page read covers the details and risks of not complying with OIG regulations as it pertains to vendor monitoring.

We're happy to announce an addition to our eBook collection! Our newest eBook, Beyond Employee Monitoring: Vendors, Contractors and Third Parties,  dives into the complexities of vendor monitoring. From digesting new regulations to discussing best practices, we hope this book helps you tackle your job with confidence. 

Download our free Beyond Employee Monitoring eBook here to kick start your vendor monitoring process.

Our eBook journey began with the release of The Ultimate Guide to Exclusion Monitoring. It covers everything you need to know about Office of Inspector General (OIG) exclusion monitoring and  regulations surrounding monthly monitoring and exclusion databases. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback for our exclusions eBook, so we decided to tackle the ins and outs of vendor monitoring as well. This 40+ page eBook covers the details and risks of not complying with OIG guidance and State and Federal regulations as it pertains to vendor monitoring.

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Healthcare Compliance, OIG, Healthcare Technology, Penalties and Fines, healthcare, compliance, OIG Exclusion

Did You Know? Skilled Nursing Facilities Subject to New Compliance Fines

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Dec 13, 2016


Effective Sept 6, 2016, fines more than doubled.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Congress raised the maximum penalty for noncompliance resulting in an immediate jeopardy outcome over 100%.  The sanctions went from a per day minimum penalty of $3,050 to $6,291 and the maximum from $10,000 to $20,628.  That is more than a 100% increase in this penalty.  In addition, the minimum per instance sanctions went from $1,000 to $2,063 and the maximum per instance went from $10,000 to $20,628.  

Did you know that there are fines if an individual notifies the skilled nursing facility of an impending survey prior to its occurrence?  Or that a nursing facility could be penalized over $217,000 for employee retaliation if an employee calls the state?

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Healthcare Compliance, Healthcare Technology, audit, healthcare audit, auditor

How to Conduct an Effective Health Care Audit

Posted by Donna Thiel on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

How to prepare

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Healthcare Technology, Fraud and Abuse, Data Management, Compliance Data

Healthcare security - a top target for cyberattacks

Posted by David Share on Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Lack of Cybersecurity

Due to the success of previous attacks and the relative lack of sufficient cybersecurity, healthcare is now the most attacked industry by hackers, fraudsters, phishers and ransomware attackers.  The problem is the healthcare industry is highly focused at what it does best, providing the best quality healthcare possible. Many of its C-level executives lean towards the healthcare side as well, however only a handful of personnel are tasked with securing the data of the entire company and its patients. Put simply, healthcare data security is not the wheelhouse of the industry. And it shows.

 

"The industry that is supposed to offer everyone reprieve and look after their well being is under attack from cybercriminals."

 

IBM, one of the technology industry's most trusted and longest running companies, has recently released a report which claims that over 100 million healthcare records were breached in 2015. These records were harvested from 8,000 devices located in more than 100 countries. In the USA, and other countries which have implemented and enforced a health data security policy, such breaches can have hefty financial repercussions. Breaches of America‚Äôs HIPAA and HITECH acts carry a minimum of $500 per piece of data that was plucked by the fraudsters. Each of the 100 million plus healthcare records can contain numerous pieces of data, which when extrapolated represents billions of dollars in fines.

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Healthcare Technology

Healthcare Compliance Software Tools You Should Be Using

Posted by Erin Lewis on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

We want to share some more resources and tools that are available to healthcare compliance professionals! Numerous methods can be created to ensure compliance whether it's through tracking policies and procedures or tracking licenses, certificates and certain required documents. There are endless possibilities when choosing compliance solutions so we decided to make this list to help the search.

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