Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 20, 2013
First Healthcare Compliance, founded by Julie Sheppard, has launched an online, cloud-based solution to help private physicians’ practices navigate and manage the growing complexities of national healthcare rules and regulations. First Healthcare Compliance has entered in an Affinity Partnership with Medical Society of Delaware. The Society, founded in 1776, guides, serves, and supports Delaware physicians, promoting the practice and profession of medicine to enhance the health of our communities.
Healthcare compliance is a relatively new industry, borne out of the government’s crackdown on fraud and extends to a number of regulations including HIPAA, the Stark Law, the Anti -Kickback Statute, and others. Private practices are increasingly facing potential liabilities ranging from improper billing, employee screenings, and most recently, a legally required compliance program, mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“Physicians are facing increasing pressure to manage and comply with a myriad of ever-changing rules and regulations, from a variety of government agencies,” said Sheppard. “Our newly developed package of products and services addresses all of these elements in one program enabling a proactive, cost-efficient solution.”
First Healthcare Compliance, based in Wilmington, Delaware, helps physicians take the necessary steps to protect their practices and achieve peace of mind. The program includes online training for staff, a 24/7 hotline, and a full support staff. The company’s software and services are included as part of a subscription plan, with pricing based on the number of employees in a practice.