COMPLIANCE PLANS

OIG Work Plan Monthly Review: December 2017

None of the six items the OIG added to its Work Plan this month directly address labs or labs services. However, five of the new items, including the two dealing with opioid abuse, might affect labs … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

OIG Work Plan Monthly Review: November 2017

The OIG added four new items to its Work Plan this month, all of which have potential indirect effects on clinical labs involved in providing the targeted services. 1. Opioids in Medicaid: Concerns … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

OIG Work Plan Monthly Review: September 2017

Many of the 12 new items that the OIG added to its 2017 Work Plan in September target state and federal government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services itself—specifically, … [Read more...]

WHISTLEBLOWERS

Tool: Model Hotline Allegations Investigation Procedure

The OIG Model Compliance Plan for Clinical Laboratories requires labs to establish mechanisms for not only receiving but promptly investigating internal complaints and reports of potential compliance … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT

Social Media and Hiring: Can You Use Facebook to Screen Job Applicants?

The consensus seems to be that the popular employer practice of demanding Facebook passwords from job applicants and screening their pages is both morally "wrong" and "illegal." … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Theranos Adds Compliance Focused Executives and Board Committee

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence While still facing serious sanctions from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Theranos has been taking steps to rehabilitate its … [Read more...]

Top 10 Compliance Issues and Tips for 2016

January is a time for reflection and resolutions. For compliance officers that means evaluating compliance risks. G2 Compliance Advisor surveyed experts in laboratory compliance for the top issues … [Read more...]

Set Specific Compliance Goals for the New Year

A new year is a time for new year’s resolutions. This year, consider setting some compliance goals as the new year’s resolutions for your laboratory. Healthcare attorney David Gee of Davis Wright … [Read more...]

Evaluate, increase your lab’s compliance budget

The Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA's) compliance officer and staff compensation survey sheds light on how your colleagues are faring from a salary standpoint (See G2 Compliance Advisor, … [Read more...]

HCCA Releases Compliance Officer/Staff Compensation Data

Just in time for budget season, the Health Care Compliance Association has released a report demonstrating the resources health care organizations are devoting to their compliance programs. The report … [Read more...]


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