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  • 1 Request Info

    Early Completion Schedules - Benefits, Risks & Defenses

    Overview A contractor's right to complete work early was acknowledged by U.S. Courts in the 1940's. As a result, delayed early completion claims became much more common in the 1960's. It was then, and remains now, a controversial issue in the construction industry with many project owners refusing to accept early completion baseline schedules. Others crafted contractual mechanisms prevent or defeat such claims.
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    Deciding When to Submit a 510(k) for a Change to an Existing Device

    Overview: This presentation uses the latest FDA thinking and guidance documents to assist the manufacturers in enhancing the predictability, consistency, and transparency of the "when to submit" decision-making process by providing a least burdensome approach, and describing in greater detail the regulatory framework, policies, and practices underlying such a decision. Why should you Attend: Case Study Examples will be provided for each session to further assist the attendees in understanding how to decide when to submit a 510(k) for a change to an existing device.
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    Method Validation for the Detection of Microbial Pathogens in Foods and Feeds

    The presentation further describes evaluation criteria for methods to detect, identify and quantify all microbial analytes that may now be, or have the potential to be associated with foods and feeds, i.e. any microbiological organism of interest (target organism) or the genetic material i.e. DNA, RNA, toxins, antigens or any other product of these organisms.
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    Practical Training & Employee Competency Management

    Training management is often focused only on aligning standard operating procedures with job titles, and tracking whether employees have been "trained" to the latest versions. But, quality standards and regulations actually focus on employee competence and awareness of their impact on quality. This webinar will help attendees to better understand the actual intent of the standards and regulations, how to better establish requirements for each employee, and how to confirm that employees are truly competent.
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    Dealing with the Disruptive Practitioner in a Legally Compliant Manner

    In this webinar you learn how to prepare for the day when it becomes necessary to terminate such a practitioner's privileges and medical staff membership, We will discuss the elements of an effective policy and the actions that should be taken to develop progressive discipline and/or sanctions that should be taken before taking action under the corrective action procedures.
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    2-Hour Virtual Seminar on Physician Employment Agreements, Contractor Agreements & Legally Compliant Compensation Models

    Overview: This lecture will provide an overview of how to read and interpret a typical physician or health care provider employment or contractor agreement. It is critical that any agreement that an employee or contractor is required to sign be provided to the employee or contractor well in advance of the start date with plenty of time and opportunity to review and revise as needed.
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    Auditing Physician Contracts Under the New Stark Rules

    Overview: In this session Mr. Wolfe will provide an overview of the Stark Law, including its recent changes. He will also discuss best practices for auditing physician compensation arrangements on behalf of health systems, hospitals, medical groups and physician practices. The webinar will focus on regulatory requirements, key provisions, valuation considerations and potential pitfalls that should be avoided.
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    New Guidance on De-Identifying Protected Health Information under HIPAA

    Overview: This webinar will be addressing the ins and outs of identifying what is and what is not PHI, proper ways to disclose this information, common sense security methods. what we can and can't do under HIPAA relating to disclosures, and how to properly investigate a breach (or a suspected breach). We will also be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur.
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    Burning up while Burning out - Compassion Fatigue Awareness & Burnout Prevention for Practitioners

    Overview: Healthcare professionals are under more stress than ever evidenced by increases in demand for better services that are more efficient and thorough, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources. Many healthcare workers are putting in longer hours and for less pay. From working twenty-four shifts to simply burning the midnight oil catching up on paperwork, the healthcare industry puts a great deal of stress and fatigue on the average worker and their relationships, including family. Healthcare professionals bare witness to human suffering on a routine basis and are constantly reminded that tragedy, pain, and challenge often loom large in the midst of helping patients heal. As a result, compassion fatigue and burnout are major hazards of the profession that are becoming far too common.
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    NEW National Practitioner Data Bank: October 2018 Guidebook Changes

    Overview: Hospitals must file a National Practitioner Data Bank report on any physician's surrender of privileges if an investigation is underway. This has always been a Data Bank reporting requirement, intended to discourage plea bargains which allowed physicians to avoid being reported if they agreed to waive hearing rights. In 2015 the NPDB Guidebook published expanded descriptions of "investigation" and "surrender" stretch what is to be considered a reportable surrender of privileges. In October 2018, a new Guidebook modifies these and other reporting descriptions. OPPE and FPPE and other peer review can be affected, as are physicians ability to make practice decisions without inadvertently tripping Data Bank reporting triggers. Medical staff bylaws and policies need to be reworked under the newest Data Bank Guidebook."
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    Budgeting and Forecasting Physician Practices with Ease and Quality

    Overview: Strong budgeting and forecasting is about getting the fundamentals right. This webinar will teach you which areas to focus the majority of your time and effort in order to achieve the best results. Examples of high-quality detailed volume and physician compensation templates will be shown in order to illustrate the level of detail necessary to create a budget you will not be nervous to show your boss, banks, corporate office, or partners.
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    Healthcare Coding, Billing and Reimbursement: An Overview

    Overview: Many people work with various aspects of healthcare coding and billing but may not understand how providers generate their claim data, how they report the data to payors, and how payors use that information to reimburse providers. This webinar provides a high-level overview of all major aspects of healthcare coding, billing, and reimbursement.
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    Outsourcing Risk: HIPAA-Compliant Vendor Management

    Overview: Learn how to implement an effective vendor management program, how to read and understand a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement, and how to spot common red flags and pitfalls. Why should you Attend: How would you like to get blamed for a HIPAA data breach you didn't cause? It can happen if you don't manage your healthcare organization's vendors correctly. Every healthcare practice relies on an army of vendors to keep operations running smoothly. Good technology vendors are key, from EHR vendors to IT consultants to cloud-based email and file services. Handled correctly, these vendor relationships can reduce cost and risks, as you offload highly technical services to specialized professionals. But do it wrong, and you could find yourself on the hook for a vendor's mistakes. Fortunately,HIPAA provides a way to protect your organization and ensure that privacy and security is covered everywhere, whether the systems are in-house or managed by a HIPAA Business Associate
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    Explore New SAMHSA Confidentiality Law for Substance Use Disorder Records(42 CFR Part 2)

    Overview: This lesson will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to ensure their organization is complying with the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) regulations (42 CFR Part 2). This lesson will cover the latest updates which were released in January 2018 and also cover multiple scenarios and FAQ's relating to Substance Abuse Records, Mental Health Records, Alcohol Abuse Records, and the proper ways to secure this information and/or release this information. An overview of a comparative analysis will be presented comparing SAMHSA to the HIPAA laws relating to protected health information in general.
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    Drafting and Negotiating Physician Employment Contracts: Key Business, Legal, and Compensation Considerations

    Overview: In this session Mr. Wolfe will provide practical guidance regarding physician employment contracts, including key regulatory requirements, key provisions and common compensation and common compensation models.
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    Physician Employment Agreements: Items to Consider

    Overview: We will review the various elements of the physician employment agreement, focusing on the pitfalls and the problems that can develop when the agreement does not clearly define the relationship, and/or when the parties do not fully understand what is being agreed to. Such items as term and termination, termination for cause, duties of the physician, call, non-compete, and compensation are all items that should be clearly set out in the agreement and fully understood by the parties.
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    Problems with Aging Physicians

    Overview: Practicing medicine is not like other jobs that have a tradition of retirement at age 65. Physician shortages fuel support for physicians seeking to continue their careers indefinitely. Patient safety is paramount, but is it served by applying an age limit to medical staff membership and clinical privileges? If so, what is the magic number?
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    HIPAA Fundraising: What you Need to Know, What you Need to Do

    In 2013, The US Department of Health and Human Services made major changes to rules implementing The Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2003 (HITECH). Among the many areas impacted by these rules (billing, marketing, research, IT security, etc.) is fund raising. The amendments significantly modify the methods and practice that hospitals, their institutionally related foundations, and other healthcare charities may or must employ when using ANY patient or client information for fund raising.
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    Developing Stark Compliant Physician Practice Acquisitions

    Overview: Several of the recent Stark Law cases and settlements have highlighted the risks of acquiring physician practices. In this webinar, Mr. Wolfe will discuss why these contracts must satisfy a Stark Law exception, and why compensation paid under the acquisition and in the post-transaction services arrangement must both be at fair market value and on terms that are commercial reasonable. He will also discuss key features of effective and defensible contracts. The webinar will include practical strategies that health care executives can use to enhance the defensibility of these arrangements, including potential features of an organizational policy.
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    HIPAA Compliance for Healthtech and Software Start-ups

    Overview: Healthcare is an industry ripe for innovation and disruption. Many entrepreneurs see opportunity but hold back because they are unsure how to navigate the complexities of HIPAA and protecting patient data.