Cybersecurity and cyber insurance are a priority in today’s world, but in the past few years, these issues have become even more important for companies with employees working remotely. Working from home has multiplied the risks and occurrences of data breaches, and breach costs also have grown.
Lori Crocker, who serves in HORNE’s Healthcare group, was recently promoted to director, effective September 1.
The healthcare industry is in a state of emergency today. In an industry where change notoriously happens gradually at best, leaders should change to a posture of aggressive urgency if they want their facilities to survive. The negative after-effects of the COVID pandemic are felt by no industry greater than healthcare. The virus has left in its wake a system that is not only tired but wounded – physically and fiscally.
In most companies, developers are focused on meeting project deadlines, and that often leads to applications that are insecurely coded. Custom development can multiply vulnerabilities. Some 48 percent of developers think they leave vulnerabilities in their code, according to the State of Developer-Driven Security Survey 2022 from Secure Code Warrior.
When it comes to sustaining or growing a business today, the status quo isn’t good enough anymore. We are in exponential times where the change around us is no longer incremental and we must anticipate the opportunities and challenges facing us in the future.
Exponential times have raised the bar for us to sustain business growth today. We are experiencing fast-moving change in so many facets of our businesses. Incremental thinking will only put us further behind so an effective strategic plan must be a priority.
A critical challenge facing businesses today is leadership development. Opportunities for exponential growth and succession of various leadership roles require companies to plan and be intentional to develop the leaders to secure a bright and growing future.
Large and small businesses have gone through massive changes in the past few years. Many saw their profits fall; they lost employees and suffered from supply chain issues.
The global pandemic reshaped the way we work. Not only did it expedite the shift to remote teams, it also highlighted the importance of work-life balance and allowed many workers to re-think their personal and career goals.
Cybersecurity risks challenge your business development. You need to address the bad risks so you can take the good risks that let you grow and maneuver to stay ahead of your competition. You also need expert insights into cyber risk and how you must defend your organization and protect your growth.
Technology’s power to disrupt is undeniable. One of the clearest examples rests in our pockets and purses. Decades ago, one would need a camcorder, gaming system, computer, stereo and encyclopedia – as well as a telephone – to replace just one of our mobile devices.
Since the early 1700s, when the first insurance companies were formed, organizations have sought to leverage data. What’s unique about now is the sheer amount of data available, thanks to how fast it’s generated.
If you don’t know your organization’s strategy, there’s a good chance company progress can be derailed. Change that equation with a dynamic and effective strategic plan.
Good preparation is crucial to good strategic planning – but you can’t finish without a robust strategic implementation program
The federal government has incentivized the use of data to drive improvement in COVID tracking, measuring COVID impacts, improving population and mental health and addressing health inequities. Analytics
is critical for assessing data, discovering gaps and delivering quick-win recommendations leading to outsize gains.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives during the past two years. While it has created a number of new challenges, it has been especially challenging for businesses looking to reopen and consistently maintain safe workplaces, as well as comply with varying guidelines.
Episode 1 of Decision Point: America’s long-term care community wants to keep stimulus payments to stay afloat yet facility owners find themselves searching for reimbursable ways to spend. With so many strings attached, learn how you can spend the money and maintain compliance with federal rules and regulations.
The acceptance of federal assistance comes with the responsibility to justify how you spend those funds. In this episode, HORNE’s Audit Manager Hayley Deer describes what you need to do to pass a single audit.
Decision Point – Episode Four: The Scoop on Reimbursable Physical Therapy Programs for COVID Recovery Patients
Chris Hannibal, Doctorate of Physical Therapy for Progressive Health, explains how a physical therapy program is a win-win for patients and LTC facility owners. Patients are recovering with no rebounds and facilities can reimburse expenses associated with the program. In this episode, you will learn about a program that has identified symptoms physical therapy directors should look for to establish recovery goals and patient therapy schedules and how to get reimbursed for those allotted therapies.
Increased use of telemedicine puts many long-term care facilities at risk, and cyber-criminals are already targeting healthcare organizations which can adversely impact health information technology, medical communications, and patient and resident safety. Ryan Wallace from HORNE Cyber joins us on this episode to share 5 best practices to help keep your network secure.
In this episode, Brad Pierce of HORNE Cyber talks about how the majority of business owners who have invested in their cybersecurity posture still have a false sense of security. Listen to learn about how you can best protect your organization.
Courtney Bishnoi, Vice President of Quality and Programs at the American Health Care Association and National Center of Assisted Living joins this episode to promote the adoption of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. AHCA/NCAL launched the #GetVaccinated campaign as a way to share strategies to improve staff vaccination rates, debunk myths, and share important facts about the vaccine. They have made available important resources you can access at getvaccinated.us.
HORNE’s healthcare team provides clinical and financial insights to help optimize reimbursements, protect margins and identify solutions to capitalize on opportunities to increase efficiency and profitability.
On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the long-awaited final rules revising regulations related to the Physician Self-Referral Law (known commonly as the Stark Law), the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and the Civil Monetary Penalty Law (CMP).
Not sure how to calculate lost revenue for your facility? Join Greg Anderson and Laura Gillenwater in this helpful video for hospitals and health systems.
What actions are most important for hospital administrators to take around Stark and Anti-kickback legislation? Find out in this conversation with HORNE and Friday Firm.
Lori Crocker is a director in healthcare services at HORNE LLP. Her work includes preparation of Medicare/Medicaid cost reports for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. She provides support for Medicare and Medicaid audits and is experienced in the preparation of Medicaid eligibility studies for hospitals.
Florence Bauer is a healthcare senior manager at HORNE and specializes in providing assurance and advisory services to clients in the healthcare industry.
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