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Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #7 Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Feb 19, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a finalization of the 7-Post Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore #7 Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives.

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility and Oversight Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives 
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #6 Responsibility and Oversight Committee

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Feb 14, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7-Post Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore #6Responsibility and Oversight Committee. 

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility and Oversight Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #5 Auditing and Monitoring

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7-Part Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore Auditing and Monitoring. 

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility/Oversight of Compliance Officer/Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives 
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #4 Prevention and Response 2019

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Feb 07, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7-Part Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore Prevention and Response. 

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility/Oversight of Compliance Officer/Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #3 Education and Training

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Feb 05, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7 Part Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore Education and Training. 

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility/Oversight of Compliance Officer/Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives 
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #2 Reporting and Investigating

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Jan 31, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7 Part Blog Series on Compliance, today we will dive into Reporting and Investigating. 

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Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #1 Policies and Procedures

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Jan 29, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of last week’s blog post, we are reviewing the seven elements of an effective Compliance Program.  To reiterate, it is necessary to develop and implement a Compliance Program with the following key elements: 

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Compliance Series: 7 Elements of An Effective Compliance Program

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Jan 24, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


CMS revised paragraph §483.85(b) to accurately indicate that the operating organization for each Skilled Nursing Facility must have in operation a Compliance and Ethics program by November 28, 2019, (Phase 3). A technical error occurred on page 68869 of the October 4, 2016, Final Rule.  CMS incorrectly stated that the each facility must have an in operation compliance and ethics program by November 28, 2017.  CMS corrected this error. 

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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Risk Areas: Top 19 Risk Areas

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Risk Areas are present in every healthcare organization.  Skilled Nursing Facilities must perform Annual Risk Assessments to determine, rank and prioritize focus areas for the work plan. Sometimes, this task can be overwhelming. In order to help streamline this task, it is wise to reference The Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987, and past OIG Reports that highlight areas of concern for by Skilled Nursing Facilities: 

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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #7 Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Oct 10, 2017

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


As a finalization of the 7-Post Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore #7 Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives.

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Topics: Compliance

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