High-risk areas for hospital compliance – How to ensure you abide by the rules
Abstract: The sheer number of legal obligations that apply to hospital operations grows annually. And the consequences of violating or not complying with those obligations can result in large damages awards or settlements, government-imposed compliance programs, and exclusion from Medicare participation. But this article shows ways to reduce risk. It looks at the importance of employee education programs and discusses especially high-risk areas for noncompliance.