4 Essential Steps For Healthcare Compliance
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 11:37 AMAccording to new guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), healthcare providers must focus on four major principles in order to create effective compliance programs. The increase in fraud crackdowns means compliance is more important than ever. OIG collaborated with industry leaders to develop the four following guidelines:
- Define your audit, compliance and legal departments’ jobs and relationships with one another. Make sure each department understands its role in the compliance process.
- Assess your organization’s protocols for gathering information and reporting issues. Make sure each compliance-related sector reports on its compliance and risk-management efforts and measures its implementation of compliance programs.
- Identify and audit potential risk areas. Make sure to establish clear processes for risk identification.
- Encourage compliance throughout the enterprise. The OIG recommends regular performance assessments to help facilitate this process.
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