By now, we all should know what the OIG’s Seven Elements for Effective Compliance are. But, just as a refresher, they are:
- Implementing written policies, procedures and standards of conduct
- Designating a compliance officer and compliance committee
- Conducting effective training and education
- Developing effective lines of communication
- Conducting internal monitoring and auditing
- Enforcing standards of conduct through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines
- Responding promptly to detected offenses and undertaking corrective action
And around here, we’re big fans of the seven elements. Finally, the government had set out clear guidelines for what they expect of an effective compliance program. In fact, these elements are what we based our Compliance Manager platform on. But, as our clients and colleagues adopted these elements, and watched their programs mature, we realized something. And what we realized was that while the elements are effective for setting up a compliance program, the elements stop just short of being truly actionable beyond creating a foundation of compliance.
Which is why we set out to find our own framework. A framework that allowed organizations to not only create a program, but continuously monitor, send feedback, and evolve their programs. We call them the Healthicity 10 Keys of Compliance. And while we no doubt owe debt of gratitude to the original seven elements, as they were our starting point in creating these elements, we developed these based on compliance programs we closely monitored and admired for being best in class.
Not long ago, when we launched our 10 Keys, we hosted a webinar, “10 Compliance Rules to Live By,” where we provided more insight into how they went from ideation to their eventual creation. We also dove in deeper so you might better understand each element, one-by-one. And now, we’re excited to announce that you can watch the on-demand recording of that webinar, and receive a free HCCA CEU just for learning a little bit more about Healthicity’s 10 Keys of Compliance.
We hope you enjoy! And, if you think we missed anything that you couldn’t live without in your own compliance program, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.
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