Federal officials seem wary about their words and their dissemination. At the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA’s) fourth annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference, top U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials provided an update on current developments related to criminal and civil fraud investigations.  While a future article will focus on…
Discussion of a challenge by the DOJ press office regarding reporting on the remarks made by the DOJ’s Michael Granston during a recent HCCA conference. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a follow-up to David Glaser’s reporting on this policy change in the Nov. 2 edition of the RACmonitor e-News. In a…
With 402 metrics listed in a 55-page guidance sheet, “HCCA-OIG Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide" is a collection of best practices for measuring effectiveness at any U.S. healthcare facility.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Donna Thiel, former chief compliance officer and now director of the ProviderTrust compliance integrity division, participated in a roundtable conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). The following is her report.In late 2016, the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)…
Indeed, it was another “Dantastic” Monday as Inspector General Dan Levinson took the podium to deliver the keynote at the 21st Annual Compliance Institute in National Harbor, Maryland.  Dan opened with the discussion of a January Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of…
I recently attended the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Institute (March 25-29, 2017) in National Harbor, MD, where healthcare compliance experts gathered to discuss the challenges faced in today’s complex regulatory environment. From there, a short ride to Washington, D.C., took me to the annual HIPAA Summit (March 29-31,…