HealthCare Rules, Regulations and Laws Trainings

HealthCare Law consists of all the laws that are put in place to govern the healthcare sector. It is a product of conscious efforts by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government to regulate the healthcare sector. HealthCare Law is a very comprehensive set of laws that straddle a very wide area of the healthcare industry. HealthCare Laws are legislated to ensure that their medical malpractice is reduced and even eliminated.

HIPAA Business Associate Agreements-an understanding

Business Associate agreements are designed to perform a number of important functions. They are meant to safeguard and secure patient healthcare information. more...


Challenges to implementing Joint Commission Requirements on FMEA

Although the Joint Commission requirements on healthcare FMEA have been enacted with benign intentions and are beyond reproach as to their purpose; there are practical challenges to implementing them. more...


Governance of healthcare organizations is a major aspect of healthcare organizations

Taking off from the famed Stephen Bolsin case in the UK, governance of healthcare organizations has now come to stay as a main principle of many healthcare organizations which want to bring about transparency and accountability. This is brought about by putting in place processes towards this end. more...


Health Information Security Compliance has to be guaranteed at all levels and is of many types

Health information security compliance requirements from HIPAA keep risk management at the core. These requirements also have other guidelines. more...


Implementing the Joint Commission Requirements on FMEA

The Joint Commission issues requirements for member hospitals to conduct Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). This is a fairly detailed list of requirements, and healthcare organizations have to adhere to them to ensure better quality patient outcomes. more...


Basics of the Anti-Kickback Statute

The Anti-Kickback Statute is aimed at curbing abuse and fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid systems by professionals who offer services and benefit in direct or indirect ways. more...


The Federal False Claims Act is an important whistleblowing tool

The Federal False Claims is an important step in preventing and regulating fraud in the federal government. The Act has come a long way from being a grossly underutilized one to being a powerful tool for checking fraud more...


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - the most drastic change to American healthcare in over four decades

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or what is more popularly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or just Obamacare, is a landmark legislation enacted by the US Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in March, 2010. more...


The Physician Payment Sunshine Act - an understanding

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, also called Physician Payments Act, is a piece of legislation passed by the American Congress in 2010. It came to be enacted along with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The purpose of this legislation is to ensure transparency in the financial relationships that exist between the pharmaceutical industry, teaching hospitals, and physicians. more...


The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a law that the United States Congress passed in 1985. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act is aimed at helping employees who have lost their job. When an employee loses a job, all the health benefits she used to enjoy with that employer are gone. more...


The Health Care Quality Improvement Act - a brief understanding

The Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) is a major antitrust legislation passed by the US Congress in 1986. This Act was passed to check the high degree and number of medical malpractices that had been taking place for about a decade prior to this legislation. more...


The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988

All clinical laboratory testing done on humans in the US, save those done for basic research and clinical trials, have to comply with the provisions of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, a set of federal amendments carried out in 1988 set out federal standards for carrying out clinical laboratory testing. more...