Amanda Waesch, Esq., is a healthcare Attorney at Brennan, Manna & Diamond. Her practice focuses on healthcare, employment law and healthcare litigation across the country. She advises healthcare providers including practices and hospitals on reviewing and litigating employment agreements; non-compete agreements and severance agreements. Her work has benefited physicians and administrators in drafting and reviewing employer handbooks, as well as management and training issues.
New 2024 OIG Healthcare Compliance Program, Avoid Audits/Fines
In 2024, your practice is expected to comply with the OIG’s healthcare compliance program rules recently released on November 6, which is good and bad for your practice.
Good, because you no longer need to guess how to comply with OIG healthcare compliance program requirements. Instead, it’s all spelled out in their 91-page guide. It’s bad because the rules are finally documented, and the “I didn’t know” defense is no longer available should you fail an audit.
There are probably about a million things you’d rather do than update your practice’s compliance plan, but ignoring this new OIG guide would be a huge mistake. Your practice’s healthcare compliance program is required to satisfy 7 Essential Elements. Failure to do so before January 1 opens you up to fraud and abuse accusations, can get you audited, and can result in significant fines and penalties.
Your best bet is to lock down your practice’s healthcare compliance program right now — and fortunately, there’s help available. Nationally recognized healthcare compliance attorney Amanda Waesch, JD, will walk you through the complexities of the OIG’s new healthcare compliance program, tell you how to ensure you adhere to these new rules and save you hours of wading through this 91-page government document.
Check out just a few of the practical strategies that you’ll receive during this 60-minute online training to help you ensure your healthcare compliance program abides by these new OIG 2024 federal rules:
- Avoid the most common risk areas that get practices into trouble
- Discover which patient safety issues you must include in your compliance plan
- Cut liability with an easy-to-use OIG checklist that helps you stay compliant
- Pin down who to appoint as your practice’s Compliance Officer, and who not to
- Reveal precisely how to comply with OIG’s 7 Essential Elements
- Quickly bring your current compliance plan up to speed with 2024 rules
- Pin down when/if incentives for meeting compliance benchmarks are allowed
- Identify how your practice’s size can reduce OIG plan requirements
- Utilize real-world examples of wrongdoing to get your compliance plan in line
- Include requirements for vendors and business associates to ensure you comply
- And much more!
The feds require that your healthcare compliance program be adequate for your practice’s size and type of provider(s) — in other words, you can’t just adopt an off-the-shelf corporate compliance program and assume you’re covered. With Amanda’s help, you can implement a healthcare compliance program custom-tailored to your practice’s size, needs, and capabilities.
Don’t go into 2024 at risk. Register for this strategic online training to get the tools, checklists, and guidance you need to ensure your healthcare compliance program is up to date with the OIG’s new 2024 requirements that go into effect on January 1. Don’t delay. Register today!