What to Expect: HCCA’s 22nd Annual Compliance Institute

April 11, 2018

What to Expect: HCCA’s 22nd Annual Compliance Institute

 

Welcome to another Episode of Think Compliance. In this episode, we are talking about the upcoming the HCCA’s 22nd Annual Compliance Institute. The event is in Las Vegas from the 15th of April to the 18th of April.
 
Join in our discussion with Ahmed Salim, a Compliance Professional, and Dagmar Austin of Compliatric.
 
For our new listeners, ComplyGuys & Compliatric created this podcast series to assist healthcare and compliance professionals in building their programs. In each Podcast, we discuss a new compliance topic and provide insight on how to ensure your organization is following best practices.
 
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What to expect at this year's HCCA
• How to prepare for new attendees
• Pre-registering for the speed mentoring and speed mentoring
• Taking advantage of Networking breaks 
• Local Las Vegas tips on where to eat and what shows to attend!
 
For questions or information- hit us up on Twitter: @ThinkComply. For Information about ComplyGuys, please contact ahmed.salim@complyguys.com. For questions or information about Compliatric please contact info@compliatric.com
 
 
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Conducting an Internal Compliance Investigation

January 31, 2018

Conducting an Internal Compliance Investigation

Hot off the press, our latest Podcast is now available!

 

For our 14th episode of Think Compliance, we are diving deep into “Conducting an Internal Compliance Investigation."

With the changing landscape of healthcare, increasing governmental regulations, and the need to have an effective compliance program, it is extremely important for your organization to conduct and document investigations when potential issues arise.

This episode features Ahmed Salim, a Compliance Professional, and Dave Monaghan, Co-Founder of Compliatric.  For our new listeners, ComplyGuys & Compliatric created this podcast series to assist healthcare and compliance professionals in building their programs. In each Podcast, we discuss a new compliance topic and provide insight on how to ensure your organization is following best practices.

In this episode, we will discuss:

  • Attorney-client privilege (ACP) issues
  • What kind of issues could be privileged

  • When to reach out to external counsel if you do not have an in-house legal department

  • Incidents which require ACP, and the processes involved

  • Creating a central database for all information gathered during an investigation

  • Case study discussion to understand how an investigation could have helped MediSys Health Network Inc.


For questions or information- hit us up on Twitter: @ThinkComply. For Information about ComplyGuys, please contact ahmed.salim@complyguys.com. For questions or information about Compliatric please contact dmonaghan@compliatrc.com.

 

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Non-Monetary Compensation Exception to Stark Law

October 3, 2017

Non-Monetary Compensation Exception to Stark Law

 

Hot off the press, our latest Podcast is now available!

Please join us as we discuss the importance of Non-Monetary Compensation Exception to Stark Law. This episode features Ahmed Salim, a Compliance Professional, and Dave Monaghan, Co-founder of Compliatric, an integrated compliance program management solution.


For our new listeners, ComplyGuys & Compliatric have created this podcast series in order to assist compliance professionals in building their program. In every Podcast, we will discuss a new compliance issue and provide insight on how to ensure your organization is following best practices.

In this episode, we will cover:

  • Physician payments and compensation: Stark rules and exceptions
  • What falls under the Non-Monetary Compensation 

  • What you should do if you go over the annual allowed amount

  • NMC vs. MSIB: Differences between NMC and the Medical Staff Incidental Benefit Exception


For questions or information about please contact: ahmed.salim@complyguys.com. For questions or information about Compliatric please contact: info@compliatric.com or go to www.compliatric.com.

To learn more about Non-Monetary Compensation and tools to help to track, check out this quick video:

 

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Listen to the Podcast Here!

 

 

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Business Associate Agreements

June 15, 2017

Business Associate Agreements

Hot off the press, our latest Podcast is now available! Please join us as we discuss the importance of Business Associate Agreements. BA Agreements are required for all associates of an entity who access some form of Protected Health Information (PHI). HIPAA and the HITECH Act require BAAs. Listen as we discuss some of the problems facing Business Associate Agreements, and how to ensure your organization is following compliance standards.

The episode features Ahmed Salim, a Compliance Professional, and Brad Phillips, Director of Sales for Compliatric. For our new listeners, Comply Guys & Compliatric have created this podcast series in order to help compliance professionals build their program. Every podcast we will discuss a new compliance issue and provide insight on how to ensure your organization is following best practices.

 

In this episode, we will cover:

• The definitions of a Business Associate Agreement
• How to determine when you need a BAA
• Government regulations that apply to BAAs
• Problems organizations have identifying contracts that need a BAA
 


For questions or information about please contact: ahmed.salim@complyguys.com. For questions or information about Compliatric please contact: bphillips@compliatric.com or go to www.compliatric.com.

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Breaking down the HCCA-OIG Resource Guide

June 5, 2017

Breaking down the HCCA-OIG Resource Guide

Hot off the press! Our latest Podcast is available, join us as we break down the HCCA-OIG Resource Guide. The resource guide was put together with a number of compliance professionals and staff from the department of Health & Human Services. The goal was to discuss ways to measure effectiveness within a compliance program.

The episode features Ahmed Salim, a Compliance Professional, and Brad Phillips, Director of Sales for Compliatric.

For our new listeners, Comply Guys & Compliatric have created this podcast series in order to help compliance professionals build their program. Every podcast we will discuss a new compliance issue and provide insight on how to ensure your organization is following best practices.

  • In this episode we will cover:
  • Opportunities to measure an organization’s effectiveness
  • How to identify areas of weakness within your program
  • Conducting surveys of employees understanding to measure effectiveness
  • How to use the guide to help improve any issues your organization may have
  • Direct link to the guide: https://oig.hhs.gov/compliance/101/files/HCCA-OIG-Resource-Guide.pdf

 
For questions or information about please contact: ahmed.salim@complyguys.com. For questions or information about Compliatric please contact: bphillips@compliatric.com or go to www.compliatric.com  

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Responding To Detected Problems

May 4, 2017

Think Compliance: Responding to Detected Problems

Hot off the press! Our latest Podcast is available, join us as we the last and most important Element of an Effective Compliance Program: Responding to Detected Problems. The episode features Ahmed Salim, a Compliance Professional, Dave Monaghan, Co-Founder of Compliatric and Brad Phillips, Director of Sales for Compliatric.

For our new listeners, Comply Guys & Compliatric have created this podcast series in order to help compliance professionals build their program. Every podcast we will discuss a new compliance issue and provide insight on how to ensure your organization is following best practices.

In this episode we will cover:

  • Investigation Procedures
  • The importance of a timely response
  • Safeguarding your organization from external investigation
  • Possible ramifications from mis-management
  • How to avoid missing a reported concern

For questions or information about ComplyGuys please contact: ahmed.salim@complyguys.com or go to www.complyguys.com, or for questions or information about Compliatric please contact: bphillips@compliatric.com or go to www.compliatric.com

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Enforcing Standards Through Well-Publicized Guidelines

April 19, 2017

Enforcing Standard through Well-Publicized Guidelines

An important element to any Compliance Program is Enforcing Standards through Well-Publicized Guidelines. The episode features Ahmed Salim, a Compliance Professional, and Brad Phillips, Director of Sales for Compliatric.

For our new listeners, Comply Guys & Compliatric have created this podcast series in order to help compliance professionals build their program. Every podcast we will discuss a new compliance issue and provide insight on how to ensure your organization is following best practices.

In this episode we will cover:

  • How to Communicate Standards
  • Training Employees on Standards
  • Keeping employees up to date on any changes
  • Implementing Corrective Actions
  • Maintaining Consistency

For questions or information about Complyguys please contact: ahmed.salim@complyguys.com or go to www.complyguys.com, or for questions or information about Compliatric please contact: bphillips@compliatric.com or go to www.compliatric.com

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Reporting to the Board of Directors

March 28, 2017

Reporting to the Board of Directors

We are excited to present an expert guest on our show: Walter Johnson, Director of Compliance and Ethics for a Federal Government Contractor. Also, we have Ahmed Salim, Co-Founder of Comply guys, and Brad Phillips, Director of Sales for Compliatric.

We will answer questions such as:
  • What should a Compliance Officer report to the Board of Directors?
  • How frequently should you report, and what items should be reported.
  • What kind of trends should be reported?

Coming up!

Comply Guys and Compliatric will be at the 21st annual HCCA Compliance Institute in Washington DC. March 26-29, 2017. Stop by our booths for a chance to win great prizes and to learn more about our services.

For questions or information about Complyguys please contact: ahmed.salim@complyguys.com or go to www.complyguys.com, or for questions or information about Compliatric please contact: bphillips@compliatric.com or go to www.compliatric.com

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Developing Effective Lines of Communication

February 21, 2017

In this episode we will be covering how to develope effective lines of communcation and sharing insights into what it entails. In this day and age a compliance officer needs to make sure every staff member understands:

  • How they may seek guidance and report concerns, including the opportunity to report anonymously
  • And that there are assurances that there will be no retaliation for good faith reporting

This episode includes Ahmed Salim, Co-Founder of Comply guys, and Brad Phillips, Director of Sales for Compliatric.

For questions or information about Complyguys please contact: ahmed.salim@complyguys.com or go to www.complyguys.com, or for questions or information about Compliatric please contact: bphillips@compliatric.com or go to www.compliatric.com

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Auditing & Monitoring

February 1, 2017

The Fifth Element of an Effective Compliance Program: Conducting Internal Monitoring and Auditoring. The episode includes Adam Bunnell, a Compliance Professional in Northern California who specializes in Monitoring. Also we have Ahmed Salim, Co-Founder of Comply guys, and Brad Phillips, Director of Sales for Compliatric.

This episode covers what an audit consists of, what Monitoring looks like in accordance with AHIA.

Recource: https://www.ahia.org/assets/Uploads/pdfUpload/WhitePapers/DefiningAuditingAndMonitoring.pdf

For questions or information about Complyguys please contact: ahmed.salim@complyguys.com or go to www.complyguys.com, or for questions or information about Compliatric please contact: bphillips@compliatric.com or go to www.compliatric.com

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