Value-Based Reimbursement Models

There’s a reason the healthcare industry is shifting toward value-based reimbursement models and away from volume-based care. Value-based care reimburses healthcare providers based on the quality of care they provide,…

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OIG Self-Disclosure Requirements

What about OIG self-disclosure requirements?  The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) created a Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP) to give healthcare providers the opportunity to disclose when they have uncovered evidence…

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Outsourcing Healthcare Compliance

What are the advantages of outsourcing healthcare compliance? How do you measure the effectiveness of your corporate compliance program?  There’s no question that you need a compliance program. The question…

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HIPAA Email Encryption Requirements

Does the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require that you encrypt your emails? As it turns out, it’s not an easy question to answer. The reality of HIPAA…

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Nursing Home Business Plan – 7 Key Points

An actionable nursing home business plan must include many observations.  Here are seven most important observations. The U.S. is currently experiencing a shift in demographics. According to the U.S. Census…

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HIPAA Compliance Certification – Really?

HIPAA compliance certification, what is it, who provides it, and who gets it!  The “author” of a HIPAA compliance certificate is always a “private” party or organization.  In that sense,…

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Senior Living Technology Trends

While many people may associate high-tech gadgets with young people, Baby Boomers are also increasingly tech-savvy. Many of the latest technology trends are now being implemented to assist senior living…

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HIPAA Breach Notification Letter

If your business or organization experienced a HIPAA breach, one of the important responses includes a HIPAA breach notification letter, to notify the individuals affected by the breach. The HIPAA…

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Strategic Trends in Healthcare 2020

What are the important strategic trends in healthcare in 2020?  The healthcare industry is constantly changing and 2020 will be no exception. New technologies are creating change from artificial intelligence…

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