Avoiding Health Care Compliance Violations
Health care providers face a heavy burden in staying current on the countless federal laws and regulations with which they must comply. For business entities, this burden can be especially difficult to navigate — hospitals and doctor’s offices are responsible for the actions of individual employees as well as their practice as a whole.
The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides several resources to help health care professionals prevent and report violations, including:
- Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) provider compliance training videos
- Physician education training materials
- Health care board training materials
These resources, however, are no substitute for advice from an experienced attorney.
Your attorney can help your organization create procedures to prevent or minimize the consequences of intentional and unintentional violations. Because of the complexity of the regulations, you often need a lawyer to sort out whether an apparent violation actually is a legitimate cause for concern that should be reported. An attorney’s advice can be an invaluable resource if or when such a situation arises.
The attorneys at our law firm are prepared to help you ensure that your health care organization remains in compliance with the state and federal rules.
- Posted on: Dec 31 2013