Healthcare organizations are vulnerable to allegations of fraud and misconduct, both internally and externally. Numerous challenges arise in either case and having the necessary tools and resources to navigate them includes partnering with an experienced team of attorneys.
Elliott Sauter, PLLC has the requisite knowledge and experience from our years of service in the United States Department of Justice. We have conducted internal investigations into laboratories, pharmacies, physician practices, home health agencies, medical device companies, hospitals, and ancillary medical services.
Conducting An Internal Investigation
We work within your organization to establish specific parameters for an internal investigation. This includes researching billing data, medical records and conducting employee interviews.
Our goal is to cause minimal disruption to business operations while conducting research and interviews with our seamless investigative process.
HIPAA Security and Privacy Violations
Data breaches are a constant threat in all healthcare organizations. Human error is always a possibility and technical breaches have become prevalent. Both HIPAA security and patient privacy are high-level concerns.
The attorneys at Elliott Sauter, PLLC conduct internal investigations to discover possible violations and to ensure all employees are trained in compliance and security practices. The legal consequences of intentional or unintentional releases of patient data must be understood by all employees and personnel at all levels.
Privacy is often breached inadvertently on electronic and digital platforms such as patient portals, texts, social media, faxes and phone calls. Frequently employees are not sufficiently warned or trained and their disregard may lead to regulatory, governmental, and/or public scrutiny.