Start-up and Emerging Practice HR and Insurance with Bob Smith, Corporate Risk Management, Inc.

Start-up and Emerging Practice HR and Insurance with Bob Smith, Corporate Risk Management, Inc.

Start-up and Emerging Practice HR and Insurance with Bob Smith, Corporate Risk Management, Inc. Healthcare practices require diligence and protection from liability and risk management providers. Start-up and emerging practices face challenges with human resource compliance as well as protecting the company and its owners and investors from liability for an endless number of legal […]

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7 Reasons Students Going to College Need Illinois Power of Attorney Documents

7 Reasons Students Going to College Need Illinois Power of Attorney Documents

Chicago healthcare and general practice attorney, Michael V. Favia, can help you and any students in your family ensure that if the situation should arise, parents and any directed agents or representatives are in place to assist as named and described in a power of attorney document. For an Illinois power of attorney document, contact the Favia Law Firm for an appointment in Chicago or Rolling Meadows.

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Travel Nursing and the Travel Nurse Pay Transparency Bill in Illinois

New Law: Travel Nurse Pay Transparency Bill Passes in Illinois

June is Homeowners Month, and in this article, we focus on Travel Nurses, who frequently have new short-term places to hang their hat. While some travelers rent short-term housing and have that included in their agency contracts, others live in travel trailers, recreational vehicles, and even boats. The travel nurse job is not for everyone, and it’s toughest on families, but for singles who want to see more of the country, being a travel nurse can be an exciting career option. Many traveling nurses work for and are paid by independent nurse recruiting agencies. The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has new disclosure and reporting requirements imposed on agencies. These agencies are regulated and new laws like the new Travel Nurse Pay Transparency Bill are intended to provide increased fairness and information among nurses and agencies.

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Professional Licensing and Regulation with Atty Jacqueline Friedman-Stein

Podcast: Professional Licensing and Regulation With Jacqueline Friedman-Stein

Jacqueline Friedman-Stein is a Professional Licensing and Regulation Attorney, Of Counsel to the Michael V. Favia & Associates in Chicago and Rolling Meadows Licensed professionals receiving administrative notices of regulatory actions have one chance to make a good impression. In this episode of the Healthcare Consultants Podcast, Chicago Attorney, Jacqueline Friedman-Stein, walks us through common […]

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Cyber Security and HIPAA Breach Protocol and Insurance Issues with Paul Redding form Compliancy Group

Cyber Security and HIPAA with Paul Redding, Compliancy Group

In this episode of the Healthcare Consultants Podcast, Paul Redding shares the tips, tools, and programs that his company uses to protect doctors, nurses, and staff against cyber security and HIPAA breaches, and legal compliance problems. Not only does Compliancy Group educate, but they also insure their clients in the event of a breach.

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Mandatory Masks, Vaccines, and Employment

Mandatory Masks, Vaccines, and Employment: Healthcare Workers and Legal Issues

While setting aside the emergency use-authorized vaccines, it is generally settled law that employees may be required to submit to certain types of vaccination protocols as a condition to employment. Where that is different in this case, is the settled law came through lawsuits involving FDA-approved drugs, not emergency use-authorized drugs. Why people in different forms of government and business are unsure of what to do, is likely because the law and enforceability of vaccine mandates are unclear because we have never approached the concept of mandating the use of emergency use products.

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Background Check Waivers for Disqualifying Offenses

Healthcare: New Background Check Waivers for Disqualifying Offenses

People with records in the criminal justice system can now obtain a waiver for what used to be disqualifying conditions. The new waiver process is quick and efficient and will work with the current background check process required by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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Healthcare Fraud and Opioid Takedown

Healthcare Fraud and Opioid Takedown: What if You Were Targeted?

“This nationwide enforcement operation is historic in both its size and scope, alleging billions of dollars in healthcare fraud across the country,” said Acting Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced in connection with this takedown, the creation of the National Rapid Response Strike Force targeting health care fraud. For detailed information on the takedown, read the DOJ’s press release, National Health Care Fraud, and Opioid Takedown Results in Charges Against 345 Defendants Responsible for More than $6 Billion in Alleged Fraud Losses.

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First Responders and Essential Front-Line Workers

COVID-19 Coronavirus Amendments to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Rules of Practice

In response to COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC) held a recent meeting in which Chairman Michael J. Brennan announced amendments to the Commission’s Rules of Practice. The amendments identify who are included as first responders or essential front-line workers, who receive a rebuttable presumption that claims related to COVID-19 Coronavirus are causally connected to the scope of their employment for purposes of obtaining workers compensation benefits.

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