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5 Takeaways from the HHS OIG’s Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards

Yesterday the HHS OIG,Pharma Compliance Info 5 Takeaways from the HHS OIG’s Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards Global
in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), and the Health Care Compliance Association, released a guidance document entitled Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight (the Guidance).
This publication follows two previous guidance documents published by the HHS OIG and AHLA in 2003 and 2007.
Below we have summarized the top 5 takeaways from the latest guidance document.
#1: Be Proactive (Avoid the Head-in-the-Sand Approach to Compliance)
#2: Define Functional Roles and Relationships (Separation and Independence Matter)
#3: Set and Enforce Expectations for Reporting (Tailored, Useful Reports Are Important)
#4: Implement a Strong Process for Identifying and Addressing Potential Risk Areas (New Law and Regulations = New Problems)
#5: Encourage Accountability and Compliance (Prioritize on Self-Disclosure)

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