10 Takeaways from New HHS Federal Compliance Guidelines
Healthcare attorney Melissa Wong authored an article for Law360 providing 10 key takeaways from the new general compliance guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Notably, the guidelines apply across all sectors of the healthcare industry, from traditional providers and facilities to managed care plans and contracted services providers; previously, stakeholders needed to piece together requirements and best practices. In this article, Ms. Wong's takeaways include incorporating quality and patient safety into compliance programs, common risk areas like billing and coding, the significant role of the compliance officer and guidance for nontraditional service providers.
Ms. Wong also published a Holland & Knight client alert on this topic.