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Over 1,000 coding, auditing, compliance and healthcare executives contributed to our 2018 Compliance and Auditing Benchmark report.
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.
1. Vanderbilt University Medical Center pays $6.5M to resolve Medicare fraud allegations: “Vanderbilt University Medical Center paid $6.5 million to settle a whistleblower suit alleging VUMC committed Medicare fraud between 2003 and 2011, according to a Tennessean report.
We all “report up” to somebody at some point and that goes for the OIG, too, in their regular reports to Congress. Recently, the OIG submitted its Semiannual Report to Congress for the period of Oct. 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
One of my favorite sayings is that “bedside manner matters.” This comes from my background as a physician. At the end of the day, being knowledgeable doesn’t mean that you work well with people. As a compliance officer, it’s important that you work well with people.
In late August, the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services announced via its listserv service that it was ramping up its enforcement efforts for smaller breaches of less than 500 records.
In this episode of our podcast, Compliance Conversations, CJ Wolf interviews board-certified internist and cardiologist, Jim Dunnick. Wolf and Dunnick tackle documentation, what to do, what not to do, and what you definitely didn’t learn in medical school.
Having an effective compliance program is absolutely crucial but measuring the success of any compliance program can be difficult. Available measures of success are not always industry-specific.