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Feds moving on records access enforcement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights continues to carefully move forward to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s Right of Access Initiative for covered entities.  The OCR is concerned that patients promptly receive copies of their medical records and are not overcharged for them.  Challenging…

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act impact on healthcare providers

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdown of the U.S. has had a radical effect on the lives of people, from the oldest to the youngest and everyone in between. To address the impact on employees and employers from the Coronavirus on employees and employers, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) that significantly changed the…

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Long-term healthcare compliance officer: A complex job with high stakes

A Jan. 15, 2014, article published in the Wall Street Journal titled “Compliance Officer: Dream Career?” identified being a compliance officer as “one of the hottest jobs in America.” While an internet search today will return a different result, the role and need for compliance officers is still important and continues to grow and expand,…

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The nursing home community is one team during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic tragically continues to claim the health and lives of our nursing home elders. As upsetting as that is, and without minimizing the pain and suffering our elders and their families are experiencing, we must also keep in mind that elders and caregivers, together, are part of a remarkable team, inextricably bonded together…

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