In the healthcare risk management realm, the focus is patient safety, but of mounting concern is the threat to clinician and staff workplace safety. They are interrelated. Workplace violence leads to job stress, which in turn may affect patient safety and quality of care.
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Retailers must recruit and retain talent in a high-turnover industry. This addendum to the Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey report shows how retailers are striving to become destination employers through data-driven benefits strategies.
Reduce your risk of HIPAA penalties with Compliance Continuity. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the authority to levy multi-million dollar penalties on organizations for HIPAA violations, and is not hesitant to do so. Our focus this month will be on critical compliance efforts under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules to not only avoid HHS penalties, but also to provide a solid framework for protecting employee and dependent health plan information.
The first PPACA reporting season presented numerous challenges for employers including problems resulting from an inadequate IRS electronic filing system. Since then the IRS has improved its filing system and we have learned how to avoid many common pitfalls. Check out our recorded webinar.
The wholesale industry addendum to the Benefits Strategies & Benchmarking Survey report provides data and insight to improve employee engagement, reduce turnover and become a destination employer that delivers better work through better benefits.
With high turnover and tight margins, healthcare providers are trying to cut benefit costs and improve engagement. The healthcare addendum to Benefits Strategies & Benchmarking Survey shows how employers are maximizing benefits cost effectively.
Unfortunately, scenes of violence marked by individuals acting out in dramatic fashion have become a fixture of the daily news cycle, too often taking place in a hospital, medical office building or other care centers. Clinicians and healthcare executives carry the responsibility of initiating actions to minimize and mitigate the risk of these events at their facilities.
2018 was another year of continued consolidation and turbulence in the U.S. healthcare industry. M&A continues at a very brisk pace; maintaining the aggressive trend of over 220 M&A deals per quarter, as has been the case for the past several years, according to Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers. This pace of transactions has resulted in an uptick of both new growth opportunities and heightened risk in all areas of the U.S. healthcare industry.
This year, we will release a Compliance Continuity edition each month to help guide you as you make progress toward decreasing the risks associated with failure to adhere to the various laws and regulations impacting employee benefits and thus potentially divert time and resources from your core functions.
On Friday evening, Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court in Fort Worth, Texas issued a ruling finding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) is unconstitutional in its entirety.