In Audit
Mar 14th, 2018
Although most providers aim to stay under the radar of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and private payers for fraudulent billing practices, others hide intentional wrong-doing and are fearful of being discovered. While still other providers choose to self-disclose once errors and fraudulent conduct is revealed. If your healthcare organization finds illegal billing activity, consider ...
In Audit
Mar 14th, 2018
Although electronic health records (EHRs) weren’t originally designed with litigation in mind, it’s good to know how you can make them more usable as testimony in your defense. Consider how your EHR information will influence litigation and how it will be produced if sequestered. Differences of EHRs and Paper Charts in Litigation The way EHR ...
Mar 27th, 2017
Staff is a critical component of a hospital. Patients often have more interaction with staff than physicians. Properly trained and educated staff can be strong protection against a professional liability claim. Consider the following risk tips for hospital employees: Prepare written job descriptions for all staff. Review each employee’s job description at their annual performance evaluation t...
Jul 13th, 2009
Physicians who are contracted with WellPoint/Anthem: Review your contracts with the insurer before July 15, warns the American Medical Association (AMA). After today, the company no longer has to comply with a multidistrict litigation (MDL) class action settlement agreement that includes physician protections. Download a checklist of key settlement terms. Download the complete settlement agreement...
Jun 12th, 2009
Health care stakeholders say in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in April that a recent Georgia Supreme Court ruling undermines the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act and could ultimately jeopardize access to childhood vaccines. Some Say Ruling May Put Childhood Vaccines at Risk was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...