Sheba Vine

OSHA Recordkeeping Compliance for COVID-19 in the Workplace

By Sheba Vine – Under the OSHA recordkeeping regulations, employers are mandated to record serious occupational injuries and illnesses on the OSHA 300 Log. COVID-19 is a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties but how does an employer determine this?

Understand CMS Changes to Compliance Training

By Sheba Vine – Establishing and maintaining a well-designed compliance program is key to preventing, detecting, and mitigating noncompliance. The seven elements of an effective compliance program outlined in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, sets the…

Handling Requests to Access PHI under HIPAA

By Sheba Vine – HIPAA provides patients with fundamental rights to access, inspect and obtain a copy of their health information for as long as the information is maintained by the healthcare provider (covered entity) regardless of the date created, format of the PHI or where the PHI originated.