NSCHBC Edge Podcasts
Is this the right time to open an ASC or OBL? Pros and Cons from the expertsIn this month's NSCHBC Edge Podcast, Terry, dives into the ASC (Ambulatory Surgery Center) and OBL (Office Base Lab) start ups and what the market is telling us now when it comes to giving patients options when having their procedures and surgeries. As we all know hospital costs have risen and continue to do so, so what are the Pros and Cons and options for physicians when considering opening an ASC? What are the Costs? What are the Legal challenges? Terry welcomes back NSCHBC members, Healthcare Business Consultant David Zetter and Healthcare Attorney Amanda Waesch to discuss this topic and help you make that decision.
Integrating Behavioral Health Services into your PracticeCan Behavioral Health and Mental Health services be integrated into all specialty practices or are they limited to General Practice, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Psychology or Psychiatric Practices? What are the Telehealth options? and who are the providers that can report these services?
Discussing this topic with me this week, we welcome back Healthcare Consultant and fellow NSCHBC member, Adam Middleton, President of Healthcare Advisory Network.
Physician's getting back to private practice from Hospital System Employees.To date there has been a swing toward physicians becoming employed by hospitals. But we NEED Private Practice Providers. We are here today to talk about this and how physicians can get back to private practice, and how to understand the entrepreneurial mindset needed for success. This is the best time in history to be self-employed and be your own CEO. CEO of your medical and/or dental practice, and find that work-life-balance model everyone wants. Talking about this today is Terry Fletcher and Debra Phairas, NSCHBC, Certified Healthcare Business Consultant and owner of Practice Liability Consultants in Napa, CA.
Provider Relief FundingToday’s podcast topic will be focused on Provider Relief funding and all the money that has been pushed out over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist physicians, dentists and hospitals. It is time to make sure you've met reporting deadlines, documentation of COVID losses, expenses, and funding distributions. Are you ready for TAX season? Chris Hundt CPA, joins Terry Fletcher today, to discuss all things Provider Relief Funding, and also, a surprise source of income in the Employee Retention Credit. An important and timely podcast this month. Listen in to get the details.
Self-Disclosures and Self-ReportingBack in 2010, the OIG and HHS established a Medicare self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP) that sets forth a process enabling providers of services and suppliers to self-disclose actual or potential violations of the physician self-referral statute.
Along with self-referrals, CMS published a final rule for the reporting and returning of overpayments that fall under the SRDP protocols.
In this episode of the Edge Podcast, Terry Fletcher welcomes back healthcare attorney and NSCHBC member Amanda Waesch, to discuss these topics and how this process works: and what could happen if it’s not followed.
Social Media for Medical and Dental PracticesIn this episode, Terry Fletcher is joined by Maureen Uy from Associated Marketing.
They discuss the benefits of medical and dental companies being on social media, where to focus your social media efforts, and how this helps your practice.
Are Compliance Manuals Mandatory? or Required?In this episode of the NSCHBC Edge Podcast, Terry Fletcher welcomes fellow NSCHBC Member and Consultant Sean Weiss, to discuss Compliance Plans for the physician practices. With the Omnibus Vaccine Mandates, OSHA Regulations for safety, and the OIG's requirement for Medicare and Medicaid providers having a compliance program in place to address detected offenses and taking corrective action, it is imperative that practices take a look at their corporate compliance programs and how practices respond to potential regulatory infractions. Also discussed is the difference between job descriptions vs compliance manuals and how payer contracts are now included them in their agreements.
Telehealth Now: Compliance and RegulationsAs we are almost 2 years into the pandemic, Telehealth continues to make headlines and in today's episode, Terry chats with Healthcare Consultant, David Zetter CHBC of Zetter Healthcare, on the 1135 Waivers still in place, Patient Consents that have expired, Audio and Video Encounters, the CARES Act, and the individual states that have either extended or waived their state mandates for Telehealth. Are you on top of the current rules? Listen in this month to find out.
HIPAA vs HIPPA- Can we please get the the acronym right?, plus COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: are they legal?In this episode of the NSCHBC Edge podcast host Terry Fletcher, and NSCHBC member and Healthcare Attorney Amanda Waesch discuss the "realities" of HIPAA and what it really means. Can anyone ask you if you're vaccinated and do you have to reply? Also on the podcast, is the polarizing discussion of the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. Is this really legal to enforce? Why this virus and not others? And can this have an impact on a physician's status as a participating provider with Medicare? Listen in this month to find out the straight answers.
Best practices for hiring medical practice staffIn this episode of the NSCHBC Edge Podcast, Healthcare Business Consultant Chris Zaenger of Z Management Group, Ltd. joins host Terry Fletcher to discuss hiring the right people in management positions in your practice. Among those decisions is whether your spouse or relative should be on the hiring list! Also on the agenda, is salaries, remote workers, and staff members who look good on paper: but are they the best fit?