May 2018: Compliance Newsletter

Posted on May 25, 2018

Compliance, quality, and risk have traditionally been areas of confusion. There are so many
areas of crossover it can be difficult to determine the separation between them and in some
cases, there is no separation. This can be especially difficult in facilities that have separate
compliance, quality and risk departments.

May 2018: LTC Newsletter

Posted on May 24, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a weekly Morbidity and Mor-
tality Report. Included in the May 11, 2018 report was statistics related to deaths from falls

among persons ≥65 from 2007-2016. The CDC indicated in their report that falls account for
the largest percentage of deaths from unintentional injuries which is the seventh leading
cause of death in older adults.1

May C4 Newsletter

Posted on May 13, 2018

Do you believe that you are prepared and ready each day
to receive the message that surveyors are at your front
door or is survey readiness one of the things that cause
you sleepless nights?

April 2018: Compliance Newsletter

Posted on May 03, 2018

The development and implementation of physician contracts can be extremely complicat-
ed. When developing these contracts, the Stark Laws and Anti-kickback statutes have to be

taken into consideration. The Stark Law was enacted almost 30 years ago and was devel-
oped to remove financial motivations for physicians to order unnecessary testing, and to con-
trol overall health care costs.

April 2018: LTC Newsletter

Posted on May 03, 2018

In 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
performed an overhaul of long-term care (LTC) requirements.
Due to the significant number of changes and the time needed

to become compliant, CMS developed a phased implementa-
tion approach. There are three implementation deadlines. The

first, November 28, 2016 included those changes that were simple

to implement.

April 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on April 10, 2018

It is a known fact that the best teams achieve greater results and do better than others. In a

recent two-year study of 200 teams completed by Google, they tried to identify what moti-
vates the most effective teams and what the character traits and skills are that make up these


April C4 Newsletter

Posted on April 06, 2018

HealthTechS3 Recruiting has been filling key hospital
positions because we have deep industry experience
and understand the key factors and issues which must
be considered when recruiting for a hospital. Our
track record includes the completion of over 600
searches for all sizes of hospitals across the country.

March 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on March 16, 2018

This week, there has been greater emphasis on patient safety by some of the leading organizations
such as IHI, AHA, Lucien Leape Institute, AHRQ, and their partners. The data published at
the end of 2017 suggest that health care organizations have made some improvement in patient
safety. While reviewing the numerous websites and articles, most suggesting that patient
safety should be a #1 priority, this writer reflected on personal experiences in boardrooms, hospital
agendas, and where patient safety falls.

March C4 Newsletter

Posted on March 10, 2018

Join us for more informational webinars that will help
you prepare for survey, optimize your swing bed
program, understand what interim executives bring to
your organization, and discuss the importance of
social determinants of health as it relates to the
CHNA. Hope to see your name on the attendee list!

February 2018 Compliance Newsletter

Posted on February 22, 2018

According to Investopedia, marketing is about product, place, price, and promotion. Promo-
tion often includes activities such as offering rewards, discounts, or free products. A search of

the marketing techniques on the internet provides a multitude of advice of how to incentivize

customers. What most people do not realize is that in healthcare many of the common prac-
tice methods of incentivizing customers or inducing referrals is illegal based upon concerns

that the practice could affect both the quality and cost of care.

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