The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently changed how their prosecutors are required to determine healthcare fraud, whether charges should be brought, when to negotiate a plea and the enforcement of agreements. These changes go into effect immediately, so you must update your practice’s compliance plan NOW to avoid very real violation fines and penalties.
The problem is that the recently modified Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs rule is vague and confusing. Without clear instructions as to how your practice implements an effective compliance plan, your practice is at significant risk of failing to live up to DOJ scrutinization. The good news is, that there is help available…
This is where healthcare attorney, Jeana Singleton, JD, can help. During her 60-minute online training session you will get step-by-step, plain-English advice on how you can meet the criteria set forth by the DOJ’s updated compliance plan guidance, implement an effective compliance program, and protect your practice from being hit with expensive violation allegations.
Here are just a few of the practical compliance plan modification strategies you’ll receive from this 60-minute online training:
- Key components to incorporate into your plan to pass DOJ prosecutor scrutiny
- Confidently impart compliance authority to avoid allegations of inadequate resources
- Meet training and development standards to head off allegations of noncompliance
- Implement and record timely and effective monitoring that will stand up to an audit
- Review compliance office structure and credentials to satisfy empowerment criteria
- Incorporate a compliant risk assessment with documented lessons learned
- Utilize proven controls based on viable data from periodic risk reviews
- Pin down requirements for employee access to policies to ensure compliance
- Effectively handle staff misconduct to avoid violation allegations
- and so much more!!
With everything else going on this year, implementing a fully-funded compliance plan at your practice may not have been anywhere on your radar. However, these newly modified rules mean it’s a MUST! The DOJ’s recent rule update sets new standards for compliance plans and means that you must modify your compliance plan to adhere to these updated standards or you’ll face massive fines or could even be hit with criminal charges.
Implementing a successful compliance plan at your practice doesn’t have to be a headache. With a little help, you can evaluate your current plan and get practical strategies to create an adequately resourced, dynamic, fully functioning program that will meet DOJ prosecutor increased expectations and protect yourself against very real penalties.
Don’t wait, sign up today!
Jeana is a Member of Brennan, Manna & Diamond, as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves as the firm’s General Counsel. Her practice includes counseling businesses, providers and other healthcare organizations on legal issues that impact their performance.
With over a decade of experience, Jeana helps clients navigate regulatory updates, the growth of consumer-driven health practices, and the rapid advancement in technology-based medicine including telemedicine, orthopedic implants, and other medical technologies advancements.
Jeana regularly presents on topics such as compliance, clinical transformation, operational integration, regulatory issues and guidelines, revenue cycles and other related subjects that are redefining healthcare and how it is managed. Staying relevant in a transforming industry is key to sustainability and the value that Jeana offers.
Good. Concise and very informative. The webinar started on time and the speaker kept a good pace when going over the information.
The webinar provided good information and examples.