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First Healthcare Compliance CONNECT- April 2018

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Important Compliance Dates February April 1 April 1, 2018 begins the transition period for claim submissions with new Medicare Cards. Cards will be mailed to beneficiaries April 2018-2019. April 30 February July 1 Section 1904.32(b)(6) requires the OSHA Form 300A (Annual Summary) be posted no later than February 1 of the year following the year covered by the records and keep the posting in place until April 30, 2018. The date by which certain employers are required to submit to OSHA the information from their completed 2017 Form 300A is July 1, 2018. October 1 The Model Performance Period for BPCI Advanced starts on October 1, 2018, and runs through December 31, 2023. Each month we highlight one exceptional compliance professional chosen by our client services team. If our team notices your compliance chops, you might be the next Ninja! In This Issue: Important Compliance Dates Compliance Super Ninja 7 Fast Facts about the False Claims Act Patient Safety Gaps 2 First Healthcare Compliance, LLC © 2018

Compliance Super Ninja Nina Backes Practice Manager Nanticoke Surgical Associates How would you describe your experience with First Healthcare Compliance? My experience with First Healthcare Compliance has been so great. We started with your organization I believe 4 or 5 years ago when I was trying to navigate through the red tape of compliance and HIPAA. Your organization with the dashboard set up was user friendly and saves me a tremendous amount of time and energy to keep all my compliance issues up to date. I love the fact that I receive weekly emails giving me important information to make sure all my compliance issues are up to date and accurate without me having to do all the research to navigate through the processes. I love the training modules and my staff and I do them and keep them up to date and they are so helpful. I love the fact that you automatically check all employees each month to see if there are any violations. I would have been hours upon hours trying to figure all the ins and outs of compliance without your company doing all that for me and me just checking the boxes and doing what was necessary to make sure our office stays compliant in all areas. It has been so helpful to me as a practice manager and has given me one less thing to stress over because I know if my dashboard says I am okay, then I am okay and that is such peace of mind for me. What do you enjoy most about working with Nanticoke Surgical Associates? I have been with Nanticoke Surgical Associates for over 15 years and practice manager for over 3 of those years. I truly love working here. The doctors are wonderful to work for, my staff is amazing and we all get along and work as a team each and every day. The office is beautiful and I feel fully supported by the doctors with any issues that come up with resources that they are more than willing to supply to me to make running the office as stress free as possible. I am blessed to work here. Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds? I would rather be able to be telported anywhere because I have done very little traveling in my 57 years of life and there are many places I would like to visit. I would not want to read people’s minds for sure! EEOC Roundup: Cases Against Healthcare Providers 1st Talk Compliance Ride Sharing Companies are your New HIPAA Business Associates Upcoming Learning Opportunities Contact Toll Free: 888-54-FIRST 3