The Office Of Inspector General of The Department Of Health And Human Services maintains a massive public website listing all active corporate integrity agreements (CIAs). And you probably know that compliance professionals spend a lot of time reviewing the information inside each individual CIA. But, have you ever wondered why?
In short: to predict the future.
It’s not magic though, it’s more about common sense. Compliance experts use CIAs as a guiding light for their compliance programs because similar to OIG work plan updates, CIAs provide insight into where the federal government’s enforcement efforts will be focused in the future.
Makes sense, right? If a lot of organizations are getting slammed for something, that thing is going to become a focus of the notorious OIG.
By looking into CIAs, we can help ensure our organizations are meeting the government’s expectations and avoid similar fates of those already in a CIA. It’s how we stay one step ahead of the curve.
Join our upcoming webinar, What Auditors Should Know About Corporate Integrity Agreements with Charla Prillaman, our regional Vice President of Audit Services and expert extraordinaire, who will show you how CIAs can help you to deepen your understanding of the history and implementation of CIAs, increase your awareness of common components of a CIA and gain a practical perspective through examination of current CIAs.