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Health Care Alert: OIG Releases NEW Compliance Guidance

on December 1, 2023

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recently released NEW guidance on compliance programs. This comprehensive guide covers Federal laws, essential components for a compliance program, relevant OIG resources, and other NEW information significant to health care compliance. It serves as a practical roadmap for health care entities to effectively evaluate their own compliance programs, ensuring they have the necessary self-monitoring processes in place to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. Below are some highlights:

  1. Key Federal Authorities: The guidance provides a detailed overview of the fraud and abuse laws. This can be a valuable reference for an organization’s internal compliance training, as well as for onboarding new compliance committee members and board members. 
  1. The Seven Elements: The guidance outlines the Seven Elements of an effective compliance program, delving into each element with clarifications on the compliance officer’s duties, the role of the compliance committee, and the expectation for organizations to conduct risk assessments. 
    • Make sure to review new recommendations for compliance officers.
  1. Adaptions for Small and Large Entities: How both small and large entities can tailor their compliance programs to meet their specific needs.

We strongly encourage you to contact any of our health care attorneys for a thorough review of your compliance program, ensuring alignment with the latest OIG guidance. This proactive approach will help safeguard your organization against potential compliance issues and reinforce its commitment to ethical and lawful practices.

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