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CodeMap® CodeMap Compliance Briefing: 01/03/2008: Annual Compliance Audits

CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: 01/03/2008

Editor's Welcome:

Welcome back from the holidays and we wish all our subscribers a happy, productive, and compliant 2008. Almost all health care providers claim to maintain an effective compliance program as defined by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, the maintenance of an effective compliance program demands significant time, expertise, and resources, and many institutions will fail to fulfill the OIG's expectations. Today's briefing will discuss the annual compliance audit, perhaps one of the most time consuming, and often scrutinized aspects of an effective compliance program. Absolutely no compliance program will be considered effective and fully provide its organization with the resultant protections without thorough documentation of ongoing annual audits. We discuss this matter in the first CodeMap Compliance Briefing of the year, because we strongly believe all diagnostic provi....

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