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Chronic Care Management: Inquiring Minds Want To Know – Part 2

By Martie Ross mross@pyapc.com This is the part two of the Chronic Care Management: Inquiring Minds Want to Know series. Click here for part one, including introductory information and top CCM questions 1-5. 6. When filing a claim for CCM, what should be listed as the date of service? As the site of service? As […]

Chronic Care Management: Inquiring Minds Want To Know – Part 1

By Martie Ross mross@pyapc.com On February 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sponsored a National Provider Call (NPC) on Medicare reimbursement for chronic care management (CCM). The NPC was the first formal presentation CMS has made regarding CCM since it began paying for this service January 1, 2015. In conjunction with the […]

HIPAA’s Role in Fostering Trust between Patients and Providers

By Roman Diaz president@touchstonecompliance.com The following scenario is true, but some of the details have been changed to protect the innocent, and the guilty. The setting is the cramped reception area of a small dental practice. The office manager, who also works the front desk, is on the phone there with a patient. “Julie Jones? […]

The Post-Anthem Landscape

By Amber N. Garry amber.garry@lindjensen.com On February 4, health insurance giant Anthem, Inc., announced that it was the victim of a cyber attack. Hackers were able to gain access to a database that contained the data of approximately 80 million records of current and former Anthem customers and employees. Anthem reported that the data included […]

Compliance and the Art of Persuasion

By Mark Dorosz President, Compliance Learning at Interactive Solutions mdorosz@interactiveservices.com Compliance has traditionally favored punitive fines and codification over rewards for good behavior; the stick has dominated the carrot. While this approach makes senses on paper, the average corporate worker, like the rest of the human race, is far from a rational being.  Many of […]

Compliant Email Practice 101

By Martina Manzone President Maatangi Analytics, Inc. mmanzone@live.com   For those of us who have been around the compliance block, it is quite a stretch to explain away why it would never occur to a high ranking, highly confidential, government official not use her personal email account for government business.  A big stretch. I don’t […]

The Risks of Measurement

By Adam Turteltaub adam.turteltaub@corporatecompliance.org There’s an axiom in business that virtually everyone knows:  If it can’t be measured it can’t be managed. It’s a firmly-held belief that has led to the development of a host of performance metrics, and a host of incentives tied to those metrics. On its face, it’s a good thing.  Organizations […]

Compliance Officer’s 10 Principles

By Roy Snell roy.snell@corporatecompliance.org     Live each day with courage Take pride in your work Always finish what you start Do what has to be done Be tough, but fair When you make a promise, keep it Talk less and say more Remember that some things aren’t for sale Know where to draw the […]

Mindful Operations

By Martina Manzone President Maatangi Analytics, Inc. mmanzone@live.com I have a unique perspective that focuses on best practice by envisioning and developing the most efficient, mindful operations, resulting in the highest quality of care and lowest corporate risk. What is Mindful Operations?  That term resulted from me thinking about how to integrate my profession and […]

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Corporate ethicists: Their time has come

By Paul P. Jesep, JD, MPS, MA From ethikos magazine As important as ethics and compliance officers are in companies and many non-profits, it’s time to consider an expanded role. Empower them to provide a genuine organizational conscience and awareness beyond legalisms. Consider a “corporate ethicist,” “business ethicist,” or “organizational ethicist” (collectively CEs) as part of […]

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Loyal to the Core – Nuclear Values at Work

  by Stephen Paskoff, JD           paskoff@eliinc.com I had breakfast recently with a longtime friend and colleague, Al Capristo, who is the Executive VP and CAO for STP Energy in Texas.  Al’s passion is leading safe, efficient, nuclear power operations; for a long time, he’s been a champion of making sure that […]

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Compliance 101: Lessons from SCCE’s Basic Compliance & Ethics Academy

By Stephanie Gallagher, JD stephanie.gallagher@corporatecompliance.org I had the pleasure of attending my first Basic Compliance & Ethics Academy in San Francisco in February. While I expected to learn a lot about compliance, I walked away with way more material than will fit in one post! I’m kicking off a series of posts with this one, […]

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UK Executives Sentenced for Bribing Foreign Government Officials

By Stephanie Gallagher, JD stephanie.gallagher@corporatecomplinace.org Two executives of Smith & Ouzman Limited, a UK printing company, were sentenced for bribing foreign government officials, following a trial by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in a case brought under UK’s pre-Bribery Act of 2010. This decision sheds light on the importance of “adequate” compliance programs, including […]

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Read this Post or You are Not Ethical

By Roy Snell roy.snell@corporatecompliance.org I found these ethics related quotes on BrainyQuote.com.  A search on “ethics” resulted in about 200 hits.  “Ethical” had about 200 hits. Interestingly there were only 4 quotes on “ethical culture” and frankly none of those 4 are very relevant.  “Ethical behavior” resulted in 6 hits. Please do not quote me […]

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Blurred Lines: Using Social Responsibility to Make Money

By Kortney Nordrum, JD, CHC kortney.nordrum@nordrumlaw.com We know that corporate directors and officers hold fiduciary responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is the duty to maximize profits for their shareholders. While making money is great, companies must do so within the bounds of ethics. For some companies these ethics follow the letter of the law—nothing more, […]

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Goodyear settles SEC’s FCPA charges for $16M – Underscores Importance of Effective Compliance Programs

By Stephanie Gallagher, JD stephanie.gallagher@corporatecompliance.org     Goodyear settled charges by the SEC, holding it accountable for failing to prevent or detect improper payment by its subsidiaries because, according to the SEC, it did not implement adequate FCPA compliance training and controls. Goodyear has commenced disciplinary action against employees who had oversight for failing to […]

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S&P Settlement is 1.4B but people are asking where’s the beef?

By Roy Snell roy.snell@corporatecompliance.org S&P Settlement is 1.4B but people are asking where’s the beef? USA Today reported that moments after the 1.4 billion dollar settlement with S&P was announced, some complained it was not enough to penalize them for the past acts. USA today quoted Congressman Brad Sherman, “Penalizing for past offenses is always […]

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