Updated on: January 31, 2013

Stress on the Job Keeping Compliance Officers up at Night

Original story posted on: January 31, 2012









Almost 60 percent of respondents to a recent Health Care Compliance Association survey report that they often wake up in the middle of the night because of job-related stress.

Keeping up with new regulations (24 percent), preventing violations (16 percent) and remediating compliance and ethics violations (14 percent) are the top reasons for the stress, the survey of more than 970 people stated.

Not having enough money budgeted for compliance also caused anxiety, the survey stated. About 73 percent of the respondents said they had "nowhere near enough" or "not quite enough" resources for compliance efforts.

For more information, download the survey results from the Health Care Compliance Association's website. See link below.

Region A RAC Posts More Issues by Major Diagnostic Category

DCS Healthcare posted a new crop of inpatient hospital issues by major diagnostic category (MDC) on Jan. 22. The categories often contain several MS-DRGs within them.

Region B RAC CGI Federal also posted two inpatient hospital issues that were approved in December.


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Karen Long is the compliance product manager for DecisionHealth and oversees products that relate to fraud and abuse and HIPAA compliance for physician offices and home health agencies, and accreditation compliance for hospitals. In her almost four years at DecisionHealth, Karen also has been the compliance editor and a reporter for Home Health Line, nation's leading independent authority on home healthcare business, regulation and reimbursement.

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