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Wrapping Up 2019 with Brand New Training Available!

Healthcare Compliance Pros is wrapping up the end of 2019 with brand new courses available on December 11, 2019!

Caring for Patients in the LGBTQ Community - Issues and concerns for LGBTQ patients can often arise in healthcare. While unintentional, these issues can be prevented by training staff in some basic principles and strategies. With increasingly diverse populations, it's important that employees receive appropriate diversity education and training. This training module has been specifically designed to address inclusivity as it relates to sexuality and gender identity. To provide effective healthcare today, employees need training in LGBTQ issues, awareness, communication and respect. This training will cover these and more!

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of key terms used to describe sexual orientation, gender identity including the proper use of chosen pronouns.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how LGBTQ experiences shape the workplace/patient environment.
  • Apply gained knowledge to create a safe working healthcare environment for members of the LGBTQ community.

Caring for Patients with Mobility Disabilities with ADA Guidelines -Accessibility of doctors' offices, clinics and other health care providers are essential in providing medical care to patients with disabilities. Due to barriers, individuals with disabilities are less likely to get routine preventative medical care than people without disabilities. Accessibility is not only legally required, but it is also important medically so that minor problems can be detected and treated before turning into major and possibly life-threatening problems. This training will cover the following and more:

  • The requirements under the American Disability Act (ADA), that ensures equal access to healthcare for individuals with disabilities.
  • The requirements under Section 504 that covers facilities that accept federal financial assistance, which can include Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Examples of the spacing required to care for patients with mobility disabilities and impairments.

Ethics Series - Including the following individual training courses:

  • Conflict of Interest - It is the responsibility of the medical profession to put the patient's interests first, regardless of financial considerations like the patient's ability to pay, profitability, and insurance coverage. The potential for conflict of interest, is, therefore, inherent in industry-medicine relationships. Collaborations must be carefully regulated, and in some cases prohibited in order to protect a patient's well-being, promote scientific integrity and ensure public trust. This training covers aspects of conflicts of interest, including the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute and more.
  • Ethics, Rights, and Responsibilities in Healthcare - The responsibilities of healthcare professionals have elements that change from day to day, different patients with different needs and demands. What must always be constant is the dedication of professionals in protecting patient's rights, honoring their responsibilities and remaining ethical in their decision making. This course these along with covering the basic principles of ethics.
  • Informed Consent - Informed consent protects healthcare providers and is essential to the physician's ability to diagnose and treat patients. Informed consent authenticates. validates and legally binds the communication between a patient, the physician, healthcare workers, and the facility. Informed consent includes decisions on treatment, including risks, benefits, and alternatives. For informed consent to be obtained it must be voluntary and the patient, and/or guardian must have the capacity to give it. This course includes the basics essentials of informed consent, how it is communicated, exceptions to it and who can provide consent for minors.
  • Integrity without ignorance - Those working in healthcare have the importance of having integrity while doing their jobs and with all the elements of compliance. Integrity shows in being forthcoming when mistakes are made, upholding the truth and making the right decisions regardless of possible consequences. A natural enemy to integrity is ignorance, it can stem from inherited biases, or from a lack of education and training. This course provides examples of personal and professional integrity, along with how to apply integrity and avoid being ignorant in challenging situations.
  • Medical Identity Theft Prevention - Healthcare providers have an obligation to minimize risk to their patients and to help patients if they do become a victim of medical identity theft. This course covers how to identify potential "red flag" patterns and practices that could lead to possible identity theft, how to respond to and how to have measures in place to prevent it.
  • Patient Rights - To promote and protect patient rights in healthcare facilities, patients and personnel should both be informed of what these rights consist of and how to implement them. This course covers the role of a Patient's Bill of Rights, tips for healthcare workers on interactions with patients and what policies and procedures are in place to protect and promote patient rights and be compliant with HIPAA at the same time.
  • Release of Information vs Authorizations - A release of information (ROI) is an important function of the healthcare system. It aids in providing high-quality care along with the continuity of that care to patients. It is also important in billing, reporting, research, and other functions within healthcare. This course covers what is permitted in ROI's, the types of authorizations and the differences between them.

For more information on adding any of these training modules to your course library or if you have any questions please contact us today by email support@hcp.md or by phone: 855-427-0427.

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