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Webinar On The FDA 510k and QSubmission Best Practices
2/4/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Mississauga Canada
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This webinar will provide an opportunity to get familiar with an FDA's process to communicate with the industry early in the process for sustainable 510(k) preparation and submission.

How to Survive a HIPAA Security Audit online Healthcare training
2/5/2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Overview: Your organization's focus should be protecting the privacy and security of PHI and reducing the probability of a breach. Passing an OCR audit should be the result of an effective compliance culture, not your aim on goal.

Here are things you can do to ensure you're prepared for HIPAA compliance, and in turn, are ready for an audit:

Document your security, privacy and breach policies and review and update those policies periodically.

Regularly perform a security risk analysis to find any vulnerable areas and create an action plan to fix these possible vulnerable areas.

Update your risk analysis and risk management plans if they haven't been updated in 2+ ye.

Keep an organized archive of the business associates affiliated with your organization. Update your agreements with them when changes are made.

Train your staff so they understand the importance of maintaining a culture of HIPAA compliance and know the required steps to take to protect the PHI your organization handles.

Why is OCR cracking down with their audits? According to David Holtzman, a former senior advisor at OCR, "the healthcare industry is a generation behind banking in safeguarding information." In 2013, the healthcare industry saw a 138% increase in the exposure of sensitive records, as well as a 20% increase with medical identification theft.

No one looks forward to an audit. Audits are time-consuming and can be uncomfortable to endure. But no one wants to experience a security breach either, and the effects of a breach are much worse to endure than an audit. If you're already HIPAA compliant, then you're already prepared to survive an OCR audit.

Recent Investigations and Enforcement Trends in Hospice Care
2/5/2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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During 2012 alone, the Federal Government won or negotiated over $3.0 billion in health care fraud judgments. Reimbursement for hospice services has received special attention based on increased enforcement and reports issued by the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee regarding increased lengths of stay for hospice residents over the past several years. The OIG and DOJ have also frequently included hospice as an area of enforcement in their Work Plans and Annual Reports. Recent enforcement actions include those against Hospice of Arizona ($12 million), Ensign Group ($48 million), Hernando-Pasco Hospice ($1 million), and Hospice Care of Kansas ($6.1 million).

From 2005 to 2011 spending on hospice care for nursing home residents increased by 70%. The Federal government has increasingly targeted hospice care as an area of enforcement, and collected large sums in fines and penalties for false claims. It is clear that certain types of billing activities, marketing practices and relationships between nursing facilities and hospice care providers are the subject of intense scrutiny by the government. My session will highlight certain behaviors that have been targeted for enforcement and provide practical ideas about how to avoid becoming the next entity to potentially pay millions to the Federal government.

Affordable Care Act Updates 2015 What Employers Need to do to Prepare
2/5/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online
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Health Reform is now the law. With Key parts of the law going into effect, employers should be prepared to comply with the requirements.This webinar will cover the confusing Affordable Care Act law issues to help reduce your organization’s risk

Webinar On The FDA Medical Device Approval Process Preparation of 510ks IDEs PMAs
2/5/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Mississauga Canada
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This web presentation presents an overview of the requirement to obtain FDA permission to market a Medical Device products.

Own It Omaha
2/6/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
University of Nebraska Omaha – Thompson Center
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Morning Breakout Sessions will sharpen your business and leadership skills. Get inspired by hearing the stories of Midwest women leading their companies to the top. Find out how to do business with the City, State, Federal entities and Corporations.

Lunch includes great food and networking. The afternoon is "Pitch Practice' to Angel Investors and Lenders, The Media and Retailers. Practice your business pitches or listen to other women pitch and receive feedback from the experts.

Eseed Entrepreneurship Training
2/9/2015 1:00 AM - 5/4/2015 4:00 AM
FVTC D.J. Bordini Center Appleton United States
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E-seed™ provides practical tools to prepare a business plan that can be applied immediately to your start-up or existing business. Gain awareness and expand your entrepreneurial and small business skills with these hands-on and interactive series.

Health And Safety Controlling Contractors
2/11/2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Reliance on the use of contractors has increased dramatically over recent years in most employment sectors. Organizations are increasingly concentrating on core activities and operations and are taking on contract staff for chore activities. Many organizations, for example, make use of contract cleaning staff in place of their own cleaning operatives. Many organizations also take advantage of the increased flexibility with respect to labor that comes from the appropriate use of contract staff. Many seasonal activities, such as fruit picking have always relied on temporary labor. In recent years this trend has increased, with more and more organizations taking advantage of the increased flexibility from the use of contract or agency workers. This increased use of contract staff may present the organization's management with various challenges, but in most situations the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. It is essential, however, that the health and safety implications of this increased use of contract staff are considered and appropriate controls implemented.

Although there are many reasons for using contractors, there are also some disadvantages, including unfamiliarity of the contractor with the employer's business, management systems, procedures, work processes, premises, and plant and equipment.

The principles of effective management of contract staff are effectively the same whether the organization (referred to as the client) uses one individual or a variety of different contract organizations. It should be remembered, however, that self-employed contractors and contractors working for small organizations may be less aware of health and safety.

A common misconception: There is a common, but flawed, belief that appointing a contractor absolves the client from responsibility for the health and safety of that contracted work. Managers, Directors and VPs within organizations can be heard to voice the opinion: "they are the experts in what they do; surely all of the health and safety is down to them to sort out". This thinking may cost lives, business, profit and bad publicity.

Work carried out for a company, such as the work of a contractor, was still regarded as a part of their undertaking and so they retain a duty of care even when the work has been contracted out.

A better understanding of the position: Work undertaken for a client by a contractor is covered by a civil contract. It is good practice for health and safety requirements to be written in to such a contract. Health and safety responsibilities, however, are defined by the criminal law and they cannot be passed on from one party to another by a contract. In a client/contractor relationship, both parties will have duties under health and safety law. Similarly, if the contractor employs sub-contractors to carry out some or all of the work, all parties will have some health and safety responsibilities. The extent of the responsibilities of each party will depend on the circumstances.

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How much can it cost if you get it wrong? - Well, people can die or they can be made seriously ill and they can suffer life changing injuries.

It can also cost you money. In a recent UK case, a major high street retailer and three of its contractors were fined for putting people (including members of the public, staff and construction workers) at risk of exposure from asbestos-containing materials during the refurbishment of stores two of its stores. The client was fined £1 million (with costs of £600,000), while the various contractors were fined £200,000, £100,000 and £50,000 and were also ordered to pay costs.

The fines for the client were greater than those for the contractors.

Lean Startup Circle Asheville
2/11/2015 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mojo Coworking Asheville, North Carolina United States
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This is a Lean Startup Circle in Asheville, NC. We serve Western North Carolina and welcome all entrepreneurs to join us in this dynamic group of great thinkers to advance your business idea!

Eseed Entrepreneurship Training
2/11/2015 6:00 PM - 5/4/2015 9:00 PM
FVTC Waupaca Regional Center Waupaca, Wisconsin United States
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E-seed™ provides practical tools to prepare a business plan that can be applied immediately to your start-up or existing business. Gain awareness and expand your entrepreneurial and small business skills with these hands-on and interactive series.

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