Chapter 3: Running an Effective Compliance Program

Internal Reporting Systems

A hallmark of an effective compliance program is having robust internal reporting systems. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) stresses that its compliance guidance is intended to assist healthcare providers and suppliers develop internal controls that promote adherence to applicable federal and state laws.

A key aspect of an organization’s internal controls is an internal reporting system to detect potential areas of noncompliance with federal and state laws and an organization’s policies. In fact, the OIG cites responding promptly to detect offenses and undertaking appropriate corrective as one of the seven elements of an effective compliance program.

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