Social media policies are necessary as" What Happens on Facebook, Stays on Facebook Forever!" This session will review how postings/pages on Facebook are likely to lead to violations of HIPAA, State privacy laws, or worse yet, investigations on coding and billing. We will discuss how coding and billing practices may constitute obligations under the False Claims Act or trigger the need for a formal self-disclosure. Acting upon potential fake news posted on Facebook, in the absence of a compliance program with a social media policy may be used against you in audit and investigations. Do you know what your employees are posting? Are you in trouble? What your employees are posting may be in violation of federal health care laws, privacy laws, defamation of character, and may subject your practice to false claims act liability.

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CEU Approval and Certification - PPS

As a Component of the American Physical Therapy, Private Practice Section online courses are accepted by the following physical therapy licensure boards, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations: AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, PR, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

The Private Practice Section is accredited by the California Physical Therapy Association (Provider # CPTAAP-12) and the Texas Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 2008027TX). Thus, Private Practice Section course credits are accepted in California and Texas.

PPS online courses are NOT approved in AK, AR, LA, MD, NV, NM, NJ, OH and PA.

PPS issues CEUs/CCUs based on the following definitions: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours/10 CCUs. .1 CEU = 1 contact hour/1 CCU. 1 contact hour/1 CCU = 60 minutes of structured educational activity.

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1. Understand how to develop a social media policy that is applicable to your practice and to address employee behavior, outside of work, in relation to your code of conduct. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of applicable federal health care laws (enforcement) which may be violated via your practice’s social media sites as well as employee postings. 3. Understand the importance of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the 18 PHI elements and how impermissible disclosures and breaches can be prevented and mitigated.

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Type:E-Learning Course
Credit Categories
Domains:Compliance, Private Practice
Available discounts:
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    (until 12/31/2030)
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    (until 12/31/2030)
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