Meeting a CIA Challenge with Innovation- The Marquis and SNF Metrics Story

Meeting a CIA Challenge with Innovation- The Marquis and SNF Metrics Story

There’s a great article written by Michael Smith, Division President of Marquis Health Services published in the July 24 edition of McKnight’s online. Michael discusses his company’s journey through a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). I had the privilege and pleasure to work with his team on their compliance journey and witness their commitment and what

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Compliance Program Series: Response to Problem and Corrective Actions

Compliance Program Series: Response to Problem and Corrective Actions

Learn how to develop a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) as part of a Compliance Program in long-term care facilities to address specific problems.

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Compliance Program Series: Monitoring and Internal Audit Systems

Compliance Program Series: Monitoring and Internal Audit Systems

Learn about the heart of effective compliance programs- monitoring and internal audit systems. Discover the importance of reliable data analysis & root cause analysis.

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Top Compliance Risks Under New PDPM Guidance

Top Compliance Risks Under New PDPM Guidance

I always come back from a compliance conference breaking out in a cold sweat and my heart pounding.  It seems like once I finally wrap my head around one set of regulations, the next set is around the corner.  After attending a dozen or so sessions, I get insight into some of the new issues

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New Article: Long-Term Care Requirements, Phase 3: Lessons Learned

New Article: Long-Term Care Requirements, Phase 3: Lessons Learned

For the full version of this article, please access it here: Long-term care requirements in COSMOS The heart of any effective compliance program is the compliance committee. Compliance meetings can run the gamut from an occasion for donuts and coffee, to highly sophisticated analysis and discussions that would make the compliance gods smile. Whether you

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Compliance Program Series: Understanding Exclusion Checks

Compliance Program Series: Understanding Exclusion Checks

The OIG maintains a list of individuals or entities that cannot participate in any federally funded healthcare program. Are you checking your new employees before they’re hired? This post is one in a multi-part series on Compliance Program Success Factors. Start at the beginning: Compliance and Policy Procedures with OIG We have covered the first

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OIG Provides Insight Into Strategic Priorities and How SNF Facilities Can Stay Ahead of Their Risk

OIG Provides Insight Into Strategic Priorities and How SNF Facilities Can Stay Ahead of Their Risk

I just returned from the Health Care Compliance Associations 23rd Annual Compliance Institute.  It’s always the highlight of my year to spend 3 days immersed with over 3000 compliance professionals and representatives from the OIG and DOJ learning the next areas of risk. To summarize many sessions, coffee dates, OIG keynote speakers and brainstorming sessions,

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5 Lessons learned at the eCap Conference

5 Lessons learned at the eCap Conference

I just returned from 3 days at the eCap conference in Florida; for those who are unfamiliar, eCap is a new conference intended for midsize providers to engage in direct discussions with financial institutions and vendors in the long-term care (LTC) space. This year’s conference, which was a huge success, was sold out. Besides the

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Compliance Program Series: Enforcement and Discipline for Your Corporate Compliance Policy

Compliance Program Series: Enforcement and Discipline for Your Corporate Compliance Policy

[This article is Part 1 of a 7 Part Series on Compliance Programs for SNFs, for the rest of the articles in the series, go HERE] We’ve conquered the first four elements of a compliance program in earlier blogs. The next components of developing a compliance program are often forgotten or ignored:  enforcement and discipline.

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