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Tune in to 1st Talk Compliance with your host, Catherine Short, Partnership Marketing Specialist at First Healthcare Compliance. On this 30-minute, informative program, Catherine, and her guests will discuss the hottest topics, pain points and learning opportunities related to healthcare compliance management in America. Whether you’re wondering about federal fraud and abuse laws, OSHA, or human resources compliance, tune in to gain insight. Here you can also enjoy our archived library of audio webinars and partner interviews!



We help healthcare compliance officers achieve peace of mind and we’re excited to bring some of the brightest minds together to 1st Talk Compliance!

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Tune in to 1st Talk Compliance with your host, Catherine Short, Partnership Marketing Specialist at First Healthcare Compliance. On this 30-minute, informative program, Catherine, and her guests will discuss the hottest topics, pain points and learning opportunities related to healthcare compliance management in America. Whether you’re wondering about federal fraud and abuse laws, OSHA, or human resources compliance, tune in to gain insight. Here you can also enjoy our archived library of audio webinars and partner interviews!



We help healthcare compliance officers achieve peace of mind and we’re excited to bring some of the brightest minds together to 1st Talk Compliance!

    I Fought The Law: What To Do When Facing A Potential/Actual Lawsuit

    I Fought The Law: What To Do When Facing A Potential/Actual Lawsuit

    First Healthcare Compliance hosts C. Trey Scott, an associate attorney in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare Practice, for an interactive discussion on “I Fought The Law: What To Do When Facing A Potential/Actual Lawsuit.” The presentation will help healthcare organizations understand important actions that happen when facing a potential lawsuit and what to do when a suit is filed.

    Objectives:

    1. Organizations will know what to do when an incident that could be the basis of a suit/investigations occurs.

    2. Importance of saving documents.

    3. Organizations will learn that just because a suit happens, they can overcome it.

    • 37 min
    Making Your Referral Sources Legal

    Making Your Referral Sources Legal

    First Healthcare Compliance hosts Markus Cicka, Esq., owner of the Law Office of Markus P. Cicka, LLC, for an interactive discussion on “Making Your Referral Sources Legal.” Marketing and referral sources are the catalysts of a successful healthcare business. Making sure your marketing activities and referral sources are compliant with federal and state laws is complex but ultimately rewarding. In this presentation, we will discuss the various federal and state laws impacting your marketing and referral source activities, as well as discuss the application of federal and state law to specific provider types.

    Objectives:

    1. Provide an overview of federal and state law impacting marketing activities and referral sources.

    2. Discuss the application of federal and state laws to various providers and scenarios, including the use of marketing companies, entering into medical directorships and signing rental/leasing agreements with referral sources.

    3. Discuss EKRA and its impact on marketing for clinical laboratories.

    • 44 min
    Maximizing Medicare Reimbursements by Optimizing your MIPS Score

    Maximizing Medicare Reimbursements by Optimizing your MIPS Score

    Catherine Short speaks with Sarah Reiter, Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Health eFilings, about the topic of “Maximizing Medicare Reimbursements by Optimizing your MIPS Score.” The MIPS compliance landscape is very challenging and confusing. Understanding the requirements to earn points will significantly impact your Medicare reimbursements. We will learn how best to approach MIPS compliance, discuss how MACRA is driving the transformation in healthcare, why compliance is critical, how the financial implications of MIPS are significant, why MIPS is complicated, discuss Health eFilings Advantages versus a Registry and versus EHR.

    • 28 min
    Surviving an OCR Audit

    Surviving an OCR Audit

    First Healthcare Compliance hosts Raymond Ribble, founder of SPHER Inc. and co-founder of Fusion Systems Co., Ltd., for an interactive discussion on “Surviving an OCR Audit.” An overview of what steps a Covered Entity and Business Associate must take to prepare their groups to respond to an OCR or external audit of their privacy and security procedures.

    Objectives:

    1. An introduction to the types of audits that exist

    2. Tips to prepare your group for an external audit

    3. Tools and techniques to help assess your readiness

    • 30 min
    Avoiding HR Issues at Company Events & Building an Engaging Culture

    Avoiding HR Issues at Company Events & Building an Engaging Culture

    First Healthcare Compliance hosts Warren Cook, President and Co-Founder of SymbianceHR, for an interactive discussion on “Avoiding HR Issues at Company Events & Building an Engaging Culture.” Company culture is a factor that can lead to sustained success or unexpected failure. For this reason leadership should pay special attention to the design, development, implementation and management of the company culture to ensure it is sustainable and beneficial to the business. This webinar will review the concept of business culture, explain the various constructs that form culture, and provide strategies to improve engagement with the workforce to support the desired culture for your business.

    As this webinar is scheduled during the holiday season, we wanted to identify employment practice risks and liabilities that may be difficult to prepare for when planning holiday related company sponsored events. We will begin this webinar by providing you practical tips and strategies to ensure you consider critical factors as you plan these events for your company.

    Objectives:

    1. Ensuring an inclusive holiday event planning and execution in the workplace.

    2. Do’s and Don’ts to avoid the post-event regret.

    3. Defining your culture, recognizing what it really is and promoting what you really want.

    4. Teaching, implementing and maintaining an engaging culture.

    • 50 min
    Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA)

    Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA)

    Catherine Short speaks with Elizabeth Sullivan, Esq. and Emily A. Johnson, Esq., Members, of McDonald Hopkins LLC , about the topic of “Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA).” In October 2018, the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA) was signed into law as part of the larger SUPPORT Act. It is an important piece of legislation impacting the healthcare industry, as a violation is punishable by a fine of up to $200,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 10 years for each occurrence. We will discuss a wide range of topics related to EKRA including an overview and understanding of the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act, talk about the similarities and differences between EKRA and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and obtain an understanding regarding prohibited compensation structures.

    • 27 min

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