In This Issue

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Hospice
The health care reform bill signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), will have a broad impact on virtually all aspects of health care, with hospice being no exception.

Audits and Breaches and Fines, Oh My! – Part 2 – Further progress along the HIPAA brick road
In last month’s issue of Endnotes, we covered the “why” of HIPAA compliance. Now let’s consider the “how.” How exactly do you review your HIPAA privacy and security compliance program and ensure that all the requisite bases have been covered?

Using Cleaning/Maintenance Services or Consultants – Are These Relationships Putting Your Company at Unnecessary Risk?
An independent contractor or subcontractor whose illegal workforce is on your premises creates an area of vulnerability where Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) can apply sanctions against your company. ICE can deem these workers to be your employees under two circumstances…

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