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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!

    The New AKS and Stark Laws Final Rules - Key Take-Aways

    The New AKS and Stark Laws Final Rules - Key Take-Aways

    Catherine Short converses with Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, on the topic of “The New AKS and Stark Laws Final Rules – Key Take-Aways.” On November 20, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule related to the Medicare Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law). Nearly simultaneously, the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG), released a Final Rule, which amends various safe harbors to the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). The changes appear to be based, in large part, on value-based healthcare delivery and payment systems. On this episode, we will highlight the key changes, along with the similarities and differences in the language between the two Final Rules, examine the new AKS safe harbors and Stark Law exceptions, compare and contrast critical items found in both Final Rules, and appreciate the risks of non-compliance.





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    • 28 min
    E/M, CPT Code, & Documentation Updates for 2021 - CMS & AMA Come Together to Benefit Providers

    E/M, CPT Code, & Documentation Updates for 2021 - CMS & AMA Come Together to Benefit Providers

    Cindy Groux, CHBME/Board Member at HBMA and CEO, President and Owner of Health Care Practice Management, will be presenting this dynamic and very timely webinar on CPT Code & Documentation, and E/M Updates for 2021. You will not want to miss learning about these changes.

    Cindy will address new CPT codes for 2021 to include prolonged services and clinical staff services, documentation changes to reduce the administrative burden, decreased needs for audits and how to promote coding consistency, and new rules for time billing.

    This webinar will cover the following objectives:

    1. Identify the new EM prolonged services codes and documentation requirements

    2. Understand the New requirements for billing based on time

    3. Understand the changes in risk related to the future coding frameworks



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    • 53 min
    HIPAA in the time of COVID-19: Recent updates and enforcement actions

    HIPAA in the time of COVID-19: Recent updates and enforcement actions

    Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents this webinar. Throughout the pandemic, HHS-OCR has announced the use of its enforcement discretion when bringing forth HIPAA-related enforcement actions. This trend appears to be continuing as the vaccine roles out. Additionally, proposed changes to the Privacy Rule were released in December 2020 and OCR continues to enforce violations against providers for not providing a patient with his/her medical records. This webinar provides a timely overview of these items, as well as addressing key terms such “reasonable” and “good faith” in the context of protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information.

    Objectives for the Presentation:

    1. Appreciate what “enforcement discretion” is and how it applies to HIPAA.

    2. Learn from recent enforcement actions.

    3. Ways to mitigate Privacy Rule and Security Rule violations during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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    Big Data & False Claims Act Risk Due to COVID-19

    Big Data & False Claims Act Risk Due to COVID-19

    Stephen Bittinger, partner with K&L Gates in the firm’s Charleston office and a member of the health care/FDA practice group, is presenting with us on the brief history of use of big data in investigating and proving False Claims Act liability. He will offer an explanation of the government agencies and contractors involved in gathering health care data for investigation of fraud and abuse. We will look into the increased risk of fraud investigations due to regulatory changes implemented in response to COVID-19, and give practical ways to use data to reduce risk of investigation and liability.

    Objectives:

    1. Learn how the government uses health care claims data to investigate fraud.

    2. Learn how regulatory changes due to COVID-19 increase the risk of being investigated.

    3. Learn how to use data as a compliance tool to reduce risk of investigation and liability.



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    HIPAA Business Associate Agreements Under HITECH

    HIPAA Business Associate Agreements Under HITECH

    Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents. “As part of the Department’s effort to fully protect patients’ health information and their rights under HIPAA, OCR has issued this important new fact sheet clearly explaining a business associate’s liability,” said OCR Director Roger Severino. In 2013, under the authority granted by the HITECH Act, OCR issued the Final Omnibus Rule that, among other things, identified provisions of the HIPAA Rules that apply directly to business associates and for which business associates are directly liable. One of the most notable items is the Business Associate Agreement. The presentation highlights enforcement actions, as well as key compliance items business associates and subcontractors need to focus on.

    Objectives:



    * Appreciate the nuances of the 2019 HHS Fact Sheet.

    * Requisite aspects of the BAA, as well as the related Security Rule and Privacy Rule items.

    * COVID and what it means to business associates and subcontractors.





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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The New AKS and Stark Laws Final Rules Key Take Aways

    The New AKS and Stark Laws Final Rules Key Take Aways

    Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents on these new updates. On November 20, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule related to the Medicare Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law). Nearly simultaneously, the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG), released a Final Rule, which amends various safe harbors to the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). The changes appear to be based, in large part, on value-based healthcare delivery and payment systems. The purpose of this webinar is to highlight the key changes, along with the similarities and differences in the language between the two Final Rules.

    This audio recording of the webinar will cover the following objectives:

    1. Appreciate the new AKS safe harbors and Stark Law exceptions.

    2. Compare and contrast critical items found in both Final Rules.

    3. Appreciate the risks of non-compliance.



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    • 1 hr 4 min

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