3 Ways to Improve Hospital Compliance

February 29, 2012Articles Corporate Compliance Insights

1. Do Your Homework – Review the OIG Work Plan
Remember when you were in college and the professor would say, “Listen up. This will be on the final exam.” The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) gives you a similar preview each year with the publication of its work plan – the latest version is posted at http://oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/archives/workplan/2012/Work-Plan-2012.pdf.

This document sets forth the OIG’s enforcement priorities for the coming year. Any vigilant compliance officer should be familiar with what’s on the enforcement agency’s agenda and prepare accordingly.