Compliance University

One key strategy to get senior management to commit to a culture of compliance in your company is to educate and advocate for the many benefits which effective compliance programs offer to home care... Read more >
Compliance programs can create effective structures for the general dissemination of information within the company—they can encourage effective personnel feedback, improve overall internal... Read more >
We demand an answer to the question, “Why should 
I bother with a compliance program?” Too many home care companies do not have a useful compliance program in place. These companies have decided—... Read more >
Let’s continue to challenge conventional views of regulatory compliance programs. Our premise has been that any homecare company that does not yet have in place a working, effective... Read more >
Throughout 2012 I have used this column to challenge certain conventional views of regulatory compliance programs. Specifically, I have suggested that we acknowledge and demand an answer to the... Read more >
So far our columns this year have analyzed some of the 21 ways in which an effective compliance program can produce ongoing benefits for your company. They fall into three general categories: those... Read more >
Our discussion of the 21 ways an effective compliance system can help you follow “The Rules” for ongoing legal safety and financial betterment continues with Benefit Number Four: ... Read more >
My last column suggested that all of the many excuses for declining to create, launch and maintain an effective compliance program are manifestations of a single query, which I termed, “The... Read more >
Compliance programs make much sense. They provide a logical, structured format to identify and implement the company’s best practices, and to fix problems as they arise. Sure, they cost... Read more >
It’s great to be back. I am so glad that Cahaba Media Group has purchased HomeCare, and I am confident the magazine will continue to serve as an invaluable HME resource for years to come.... Read more >
Have you ever offered, or wanted to offer, customer discounts for prompt payment or for cash payments? Such discounts may seem like a smart business strategy. But if they are not handled carefully,... Read more >
The revised Medicare supplier enrollment standards for DMEPOS have been in force for six months or so, since Sept. 27, 2010. Home medical equipment companies are implementing some of the changes with... Read more >
Too many home medical equipment companies still confess to me that they do not put much effort into seeking copays and deductibles from customers. With competitive bidding and other reimbursement... Read more >
In recent columns, I have tried to give advice about loan closets in the face of changing CMS rules. Now CMS has withdrawn its new rules for the foreseeable future. With all the confusion over the... Read more >
Loan closet doors continue to slam shut. These relationships, also known as stock-and-bill arrangements or consignment closets, allow a home care company to place HME on premises with a provider for... Read more >