Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) are among the most important means used by DHHS OIG for promoting compliance in the healthcare industry. Recent CIAs also provide an up-to-date perspective on the OIG’s priorities and concerns in a particular industry sector, as well as important insights into what the OIG believes to be effective oversight and operational controls for healthcare organizations. At any given time there are more than 300 CIAs in place with three or four on average being added monthly.
The OIG’s introduction of a mid-year update to its Work Plan now requires healthcare organizations to view the Work Plan as an ongoing, continuous process. Organizations not only need to review and act upon the areas introduced in the fall with the Work Plan’s traditional release, but also must now pivot and respond to new or revised areas of focus introduced with the mid-year update in the spring.
Whoever said uncertainty is the only certainty must have been speaking of 2017. The Trump Administration coupled with a Republican-majority in control of both chambers of the new 115th Congress has left the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) enormously uncertain. What’s at risk?
Find out by in this half-hour webinar, in which Associate Managing Editor Kelly Rooney, JD, MPH, will discuss campaign promises vs. actions, options for replacing the ACA, and what effects a replacement might have on some of the hot button ACA-related issues.
A Corporate Compliance Program is the Long Term Care provider's formalized and proactive approach towards detecting fraud, abuse, and waste of precious company resources. This live webinar will cover the historic perspective of compliance, the seven elements of a compliance program, and describe the changing landscape of compliance enforcement to help providers address risk.
In 2016, more than nearly a quarter million whistleblowers contacted the OIG directly or through their hotline, most stating that they first tried to raise their concerns internally, but either had no avenue to do so, or their information was not acted upon. How an organization responds to complaints can spell the difference between an effective program that reduces risk of liabilities and one that increases exposure to them.