Compliance Plans are a must for hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other health care providers.It's good practice and good business. I noticed a new post by a blog colleague at Garlo Ward, P.C. who has posted a good summary of what compliance plans are, how they came about and why you should have one.
I'm always surprises at how many health care providers don't have a formal compliance plan or worse yet, have one but have not really implemented the plan or are not regularly following the plan. Like most risk management and compliance related matters these items often get shoved to the back burner and until the federal government comes knocking they are not a high priority.