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The Art of Compliance

How Communications Play a Key Role in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction

Fannie Fang Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   CMS has reported that Medicare expenditures amount to roughly 17 billion a year on patient readmissions alone. Studies show that almost twenty percent of all patients who are admitted to a U.S. hospital makes a repeat visit within thirty days of discharge. …
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Effective Compliance Training Methods to Increase Reporting

Brittany Tomkies Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   A September 2016 survey from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) found that 83% of compliance professionals said their program prevented misconduct at least once in the last two years with 46% of respondents saying their compliance program prevented five …
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Attending the 15th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute

Corinne Nierzwicki Production Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2018   The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics recently hosted the 15th Compliance & Ethics Institute (CEI) in Chicago, Illinois. Several Loyola faculty members and students, including myself, attended CEI. I had an excellent experience at CEI networking with attendees and learning from the …
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A New Role for Compliance Programs in HHS-OIG Resolutions of Non-compliant Conduct

Ryan Meade Editor-in-Chief Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law   A recent commentary from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) indicates it will not consider the existence of an effective compliance program as a positive factor in resolving civil non-compliance but it …
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Elemental: Internal or External Hotlines?

Ryan Meade Editor-in-Chief Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law   Yesterday I gave a webinar on compliance program hotlines and an interesting question came in after the broadcast: “Internally staffed compliance hotlines seem like a bad idea.  Doesn’t an internal hotline increase the company’s regulatory risk?”  Internal hotlines could increase …
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Adding Federal Grant Compliance to the Audit Plan: the University of Florida Case

Greg Grabinski Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2016   One of the best sources for designing a compliance program’s annual audit plan is to look around to see what is happening at peer institutions.  If there is a regulatory settlement in a peer organization’s similar business line, then the subject-matter should …
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