On Monday, April 20th the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector (HHS OIG) announced new compliance guidance that impacts health care providers across the country.

It is an unprecedented collaboration between HHS OIG, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors and the Health Care Compliance Association. The groups released the educational resource to guide governing boards of health care organizations in implementing and overseeing compliance.

An excerpt from the HHS OIG announcement:

In addition to governing boards of health care organizations, the document will also assist internal auditors, lawyers, and compliance officers that report to those boards.

This new educational resource provides practical ideas that boards may consider implementing in their organizations. The guidance includes processes for identifying risks, tools for improving adherence to program objectives, and effective reporting tools for board meetings.

Download the full document - "Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight."

More information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector.