As a compliance officer working in the healthcare industry, I’ve heard it all. I’ve been given great compliance advice from wonderful mentors and supervisors. But, I’ve also heard some pretty terrible advice, too. Sometimes, folks say some pretty shocking things that make my head spin and I’ll be left wondering, what kind of maniac taught you?
For example, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “just correct the problem moving forward.” And BOOM! My head nearly implodes because this little “tip” is bad. Unless, your goal is to violate false claims.
Bad advice is dangerous and it scares me. If you work in compliance, following bad advice can bring your entire organization down. Bad information can lead to false claims violations, fraud and abuse, fines and even prison time.You can never be too careful when it comes to giving or following advice. The best way to avoid serious compliance tragedy and protect your organization is to stay informed. When it comes to compliance, knowledge is power.
Download my free eBrief, The Worst Compliance Advice You Could Ever Give (Or Receive), for a list of the worst advice I’ve ever heard–the 4 horsemen of compliance, such as:
- Just Correct the Problem Moving Forward
- Have the Compliance Officer Report to the Wrong Person
- Hire Nice People and Hope for the Best
What's some of the worst advice you've ever heard? Share your stories in the comments below - we'd love to hear them.