According to the text, physicians can be held professionally liable for issues surrounding their relationships with patients, staff, and other providers.

1, Imagine that you are the administrator of a midsize long-term care facility with an outdated information system. You are tasked with planning and managing the integration of a new database into the existing system.

 

2, Suggest two (2) potential problems that could occur with the integration. Recommend one (1) measure that you as the administrator could take in order to make sure that the integration does not compromise your facility’s current information system.

 

3, Assess the main possible Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations that your facility risks by having a third party monitor the integrated database, and recommend at least one (1) method of preventing or addressing each identified violation. Provide a rationale for your response.

 

4, According to the text, physicians can be held professionally liable for issues surrounding their relationships with patients, staff, and other providers. Select two (2) areas of professional liability that you think pose the most serious legal threat for a physician in a medical practice. Provide a rationale for your selection.

 

5, Compare and contrast the main requirements of the Stark Law and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Next, analyze the main reasons why it is important for practice administrators to understand how these laws affect the operations of the medical practice. Support your analysis with at least one (1) real-world example

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