Third, the FCC responded to AAHAM’s request that non-telemarketing health care calls be exempted from the TCPA’s “prior express consent” requirement, when those calls would not be charged to the called party. The FCC granted this exemption on a limited basis. Specifically, the exemption would apply to calls that are exigent and made for a health care treatment purpose. The FCC further defined such purposes as “appointment and exam confirmations and reminders, wellness checkups, hospital pre-registration instructions, pre-operative notifications, and home healthcare instructions.”  The FCC stated that the exemption would apply to calls subject to HIPAA but would exclude calls that include “telemarketing, solicitation, or advertising content, or which include accounting, billing, debt-collection, or other financial content.” While this exemption allows providers to make calls outside the scope of the consent given, there are still … [Read more...] about Recent FCC Ruling on the TCPA Has Important Implications for Health Care Companies
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Make it a point to befriend key leaders (both current and future) of the organization. Seek them out at meetings. Set up a breakfast or lunch meeting twice a month with selected Board members and Committee Chairs. Do some research ahead of time and ask questions about their company, its plans for the future and their role in the organization. Get to know them on a personal level. Be sincere and, by all means, don’t ask for business too soon. You’ve got to build trust and that takes time….it takes 8-11 impressions. … [Read more...] about The Best Way to Catch New Clients? Find Their Associations and Get Actively Involved
The consensus among CMS, industry and expert panelists was that although ACOs take a wide variety of forms, keys to their success include strong clinical leadership, a culture of collaboration between leadership and physicians, communication and transparency among the providers, a redesign of common practices, and effective information technology and analytics. Panelist Kristen Miranda said having a sound financial model is a necessary but insufficient foundation; an ACO must also have structures to align incentives and effectuate change “on the ground” in the actual treatment of patients. Panelists recommended that in evaluating the competitive effects of ACOs, the FTC and DOJ continue to use the guidelines they adopted in their 2011 policy statement, but commented that the guidelines may need to be revised after a few more years of observation. … [Read more...] about FTC and DOJ Host Workshop Examining Health Care Competition
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