3 Ways To Measure The Effectiveness Of Your Compliance Program: It’s important to have an effective compliance program but sometimes it can be pretty difficult to measure the success. Comparisons can help along with industry publications but sometimes you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. In the absence of publications for your specific needs, there are some tools and resources you can use to assess your compliance program’s effectiveness.
How to Onboard New Employees into Compliance Culture: Employee onboarding is the best way to get the most out of your employees. Integrating compliance into your onboarding process allows you to emphasize the importance of your compliance program to the new hire and fully immerse them into your compliance culture.
How To Create an Effective Compliance Program: Federal auditors reported that the University of Minnesota Medical Center needs to refund more than $3.2 million in estimated overpayments for services that were allegedly billed incorrectly to the Medicare program. If they’d had an effective compliance program, they could have prevented this from happening to them.
How To Update Your Code Of Conduct: Your Code of Conduct is your organization’s cornerstone for a successful compliance program. It sets ethical and behavioral guidelines for members of the organization. It sets the bar for employees, stakeholders, patients and the public at large for how your organization will operate in a complex industry.
The Four Pillars of Incident Management: The goal of every compliance officer and every compliance program is to find and fix mistakes. Most compliance programs refer to this as incident management. While many of us aim for perfection, the OIG has stated that perfection isn’t the goal. It “recognizes that mistakes will occur” but that “employees have an affirmative, ethical duty to come forward and report erroneous or fraudulent conduct, so that it may be corrected.”