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A Brief History of Compliance

The Past, Present, and Future of Healthcare Compliance.

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The birth of compliance started, and quickly evolved, in the 1980s after the government paid for hammers that were billed at $435 each and $640 toilet seats. That fraud was reported by the Department of Defense, which had paid those outlandish fees to its contractors. These allegations led to the Presidential Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management or the “Packard Commission,” which gave way to the Defense Industry Initiative, or the DII.

In 1986 we saw the False Claims Act amended. In 1991, U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines amendments provided judges with guidance for the sentencing and penalizing of corporations who may have broken the law. But it wasn’t until the 2010s that witnessed the birth of modern-day healthcare compliance. Since then, so much has changed and there’s even more in the works. The powers that be are talking about compliance 2.0, a new era of data mining and analytics and the use of technology to improve compliance programs. The future of compliance is now. Are you ready?

Download our free PDF, A Brief History of Compliance, to learn how:

  • Compliance Has Evolved Through the Decades
  • Compliance Will Change in the Near Future
  • You can Prepare Your Organization for What’s to Come

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