Budget [Healthcare Compliance Tips]
Budget [Healthcare Compliance Tips]

Employee Tasks [Healthcare Compliance Tips]

Reinvent your team by assigning employees compliance tasks or hire an advisor.

For the next few tips, we will share our thoughts about SAI Global and Strategic Management’s “2019 Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Report.”

Our team is big on the importance of studying other healthcare professionals or entities so you can use the information to run your practice efficiently.

So, to get you started, we chose this tip because, according to the report of 419 respondents:

“Only 65% have five or fewer staff, and 30% have only one full- or part-time person in the compliance office.”  

This means healthcare organizations may have to hire more individuals to run a successful compliance program.

However, as small practices, the OIG doesn’t expect you to have a compliance officer, but they do request that someone is overseeing this area.

As shared previously, I state:

  • Use the OIG suggestions regarding split tasks or hire an advisor to assist with the process.
  • Research how you want your team structured.
  • Review employee feedback.
  • Enroll in compliance courses to increase team knowledge.

Again, your goal is to build a compliance team, where everyone works together to protect your practice, rather than suffering from burnout completing it alone.

**The opinions and observations from the group/author are not a promise to exempt your practice from fines and penalties.  Research, modify, and tailor the advice to fit your specialty. 

Joi Sherrod, MPH, CPC, CPCO
Joi Sherrod, MPH, CPC, CPCO
Joi is an educator and owner of JNC Healthcare Compliance Group. After working for distinguished academic teaching hospitals and clinics, she is passionate about helping medical, dental, and behavioral health practices rethink healthcare compliance one trend at a time. Contact Joi at info@jnccompliance.com.