Staying Ahead of Compliance
Today, healthcare organizations across the country are scrambling to comply with the rapid-fire changes being made in healthcare laws and regulations. Organizations understand they face serious financial and accreditation risk if they lack the expertise necessary to understand and effectively prepare for new requirements. Healthcare systems need compliance experts and seasoned leaders who can provide focused attention to successfully facilitating broad operational, policy and practice changes necessary to maintain their compliance.
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act
- Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS)
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
- federal and state governments rules and regulations to decrease the fraud and abuse of government-sponsored healthcare programs
- and more
Compliance is also important in:
- medical documentation
- billing and coding practices
- health, safety and environment
- human resources
- pharmacy, laboratory, home health, hospices
NetworxHealth Compliance Services
Our professional compliance officers have many years of experience in dealing with the multitude of compliance issues and have in-depth knowledge of the latest rules, regulations and laws. They can work with you to ensure that your patients receive high quality, safe care provided by excellent, dedicated staff and leadership. Our consultants will help you use staffing and training models that implement and improve compliance within your institution to meet your goals and to institute best practices. They understand the challenges for smaller to medium size hospitals and hospitals in unique settings. They can assist in bringing together your staff, leadership and board members in achieving and maintaining the highest levels of compliance to best serve your patients.
NetworxHealth consultants will help you discover any gaps in compliance and help you develop and implement operations plans. These include:
- Create, review, evaluate, modify and/or update a compliance program that is operational and successful.
- Identify, define and reduce risks across all settings.
- Assure safe operating structures in high to low risk areas.
- Build strong hiring, orientation and training processes.
- Create and implement Patient Safety Incident Response and Harm Prevention programs.
- Develop and train to all policies and procedures that are compliant with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regulations as reflected in Accreditation Standards.
- Develop and implement corporate compliance practices or review and update current ones.
- Create operations that prevent violation of clinical standard of care and state/federal laws and regulations such as HIPAA and HITECH.
- Develop programs to conduct ongoing auditing and monitoring of health care compliance program to ensure effectiveness.