Compliance News Roundup: Sensegiving in Change Management and Compliance

1. Pitt County Behavioral Health President Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy and Perjury Charges - “The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina John Stuart Bruce Office announced that yesterday in federal court, Shephard Lee Spruill, II, 46, of Winterville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, and Perjury. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Spruill faces up to 15 years in prison, $500,000 in fines, and 3 years of supervised release. Under additional terms discussed in court, Spruill also agreed to make restitution in the amount of $1,846,377 to the North Carolina Medicaid program, as well as additional restitution for any other fraud committed by or through Medicaid providers Pride in North Carolina, Carolina Support Services, Elite Care, Southern Support Services, One to One Youth, Vision of New Hope, Bridge Builders Youth Services, and Jameson Consultants.” Read more here >>

2. Eye on Oversight: The Importance of OIG Audits - “OIG's Office of Audit Services is the largest civilian audit agency in the Federal Government. Through their findings, auditors can save lives and protect critical HHS programs.” Watch the video here >>

3. Deeper Than the Headlines: Sensegiving in Change Management - Recently, I was talking with a friend, a long-time compliance colleague. As we grew more comfortable in the conversation, he confided in me some current frustrations in his compliance leadership role. There seemed to be a common theme: the pain and difficulty associated with organizational change as it relates to compliance. Learn how sensegiving in change management can help my friend and all of you compliance professionals out there to tackle change and get real buy-in from the staff. Read more here >>

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