Healthcare Connection – July 26, 2016
Seven Tips for a Successful Clinical Audit
In the current healthcare environment, in which financial and clinical performance are becoming increasingly interwoven, healthcare organizations must begin conducting audits of clinical processes to provide an essential defense against clinical quality and patient safety risk. This article offers seven tips to help healthcare organizations bring clinicians and internal audit professionals together to identify actions to assist in improving care delivery and patient outcomes.
Upcoming Webinar – Physician Time Studies: A Critical Component of an Effective Compliance Program
Given the intense scrutiny of the Office of Inspector General and Department of Justice on physician compensation arrangements and a recent rash of multimillion-dollar settlements, hospitals need a quick and easy way to capture, document, and report time spent on activities for which their physicians are contracted – thereby mitigating the risk of costly fines and penalties and ensuring appropriate reimbursement.
This webinar will cover several of these trends, related risks, and some ideas for hospitals to consider in response to those risks.