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Workshop Replay: Did you update your Compliance Plan for 2017?

Posted by Donna Thiel on Tue, Jan 31, 2017

It’s that time of year again.  Time to brush the dust off your Compliance Plan and make sure you are monitoring the right areas and make sure you Plan reflects any process changes made in 2016.  Of course, best practice is to routinely review the Compliance Plan and update as needed but just in case, let’s review some basic steps you can take to update your Compliance Plan today.

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OIG 2017 Work Plan: Plan on it!

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Dec 01, 2016

It's time again

Each fall the OIG releases its Annual Work Plan for compliance so healthcare organizations can get an idea of the status of items from the year before as well as a roadmap of what areas and specific items the OIG will focus its efforts in the next year.

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Avoiding Risks in Your Healthcare Compliance Plan

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Effective compliance planning is demonstrated and driven by outcome.

The most important step in creating an effective compliance plan for your organization is to be proactive in actually implementing its terms. Leaving a compliance plan on a shelf collecting dust, as if an afterthought, sends the wrong message to prosecutors especially if an audit of your organization should find any excluded individuals or entities, or other non compliance.

The first steps towards compliance are having a plan in place. In some respects, that is the easy part. Not only is it required to have a compliance plan in some fields of healthcare, but it is also a building block for an organization’s compliance success.

This just goes to show it's not just words on paper, but it is a document outlining how you will be held responsible for adhering to its terms. Not adhering to its terms can lead to a forced Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) with the OIG along with hefty fines.

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2016 Already? The OIG Work Plan is Here

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Each Fall the OIG releases its Annual Work Plan. The purpose of the plan is to report on the fiscal year ending results of enforcement efforts as well as to set out the blueprint for the next fiscal years' plan. This week the OIG Work Plan for 2016 was released.  

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2015 OIG Work Plan: Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Mike Rosen on Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Every year the OIG publishes its Work Plan. The plan is the single best source for a compliance officer to focus on since it outlines what and how the OIG will focus its enforcement efforts in 2015.

The OIG released the 2015 Work Plan on its site. We have read through it and can summarize the new initiatives that the OIG will focus on with regard to exclusion and fraud and abuse enforcement, by industry sector:

2015 Work Plan Summary by Health Care Vertical

In particular, there are a few items that relate to studies and focus on eligibility and screening that this blog will address in more detail.   

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