For New York State accredited office-based surgery practices (“OBS”), the terms of continued accreditation (varying with an OBS’ specific accrediting agency) often come with strict requirements and guidelines concerning the hiring and retention of employees and independent contractors.  Most unexpected (and often overlooked by OBS employers) are the requirements and guidelines that… Continue Reading Compliance Considerations for Accredited Office-Based Surgery Practices When Hiring Employees and Contractors

Well, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Because in Washington, the politicians and bureaucrats just keep on giving. First, we learned that the big Medicare rate cut set to hit physicians’ practices on Dec. 1 was delayed for a month while Congress hammered out a longer postponement. Yesterday, we learned that the longer delay —… Continue Reading Red Flags: Physicians Exempt from Rules Under New Law

Reprinted from REPORT ON PATIENT PRIVACY [11/15/10], the industry’s most practical source of news on HIPAA patient privacy provisions. The July 14 notice of proposed rulemaking issued by HHS to implement parts of the HITECH Act threw covered entities and business associates for a loop when it introduced the concept of subcontractors,… Continue Reading For HIPAA Compliance Purposes, Who Are ‘Agents’? The Facts Matter, but the Question Remains a Vexing One for Covered Entities and Business Associates

Update: Federal Trade Commission has once again delayed compliance deadline of Red Flags Rule until June 1, 2010 for financial institutions and creditors as per the request of Members of Congress  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 issued set of regulations,… Continue Reading FTC extends Red Flag Rule Compliance Deadline until June 1, 2010

Health Conferences are the best place for knowledge and Networking.  Short Intro To emPower e-Learning emPower provides Regulatory Compliance solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations through Learning Management System (LMS). Learning Management system is an excellent vehicle that lets you deliver, track and manage training/education. emPower offers courses to stay… Continue Reading Health Conferences in Sept-Oct