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Home Care, Hospice and Private Duty Career Opportunities

Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Do you want to be challenged to make a difference? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions then you should consider becoming a TCG Talent Solutions candidate!

TCG Talent Solutions partners with prospective candidates to ensure the best fit for a new career opportunity. We assist you throughout the interview and negotiation process and keep you up to date with regard to the search process at all times.

TCG specializes in recruiting the following positions:

  • CEO/President
  • Chief Clinical Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Vice President, Sales and Marketing
  • Vice President, Development
  • Administrators and Directors
  • Interim and Transitional Management Positions

Click here to review a list of our current searches, or submit a resume today!

It’s a Sweet, Sweet Summer

Summer is the perfect time for cool treats and eLearning suites! Let TCG CHEX eLearning be your partner for streamlined training and orientation, mandatory requirements and many more tools.

Our courses are specifically tailored and updated for home health and hospice in order to meet CMS, OSHA, HIPAA, infection control and accrediting body requirements.

Take a look at what TCG CHEX eLearning can do for your organization by completing our free demo. You will even receive a cool treat when signing up and completing by 8-15-14!

Guidance for Effective Compliance Programs

While there is no “off-the-shelf” solution for meeting the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) expectation that all health care organizations will have an “effective” compliance program, guidance exists for key elements that will be taken into account if your organization is ever accused of fraud or abuse.

Basic expectations for health care compliance programs were first outlined in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in 1991, and later updated in 2004.  The intent of the sentencing guidelines was to ensure consistency in sentencing and promote good corporate citizenship by creating incentives for organizations to self-initiate crime prevention efforts.  The guidelines set forth seven basic elements and have become the de facto standard for compliance programs.  These elements are not only taken into account in terms of sentencing, but also form the framework for most Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) that allow organizations to settle claims and avoid exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid programs.

If you’re not already familiar with the following seven elements, it will behoove you to do so.   And even if you’re familiar with them, it may be helpful to consider where you stand on achieving “effectiveness” in each of these areas across all of your service lines:

  • Implementing written policies, procedures and standards of conduct
  • Designating a compliance officer and compliance committee
  • Conducting effective training and education
  • Developing effective lines of communication
  • Conducting internal monitoring and auditing
  • Enforcing standards through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines
  • Responding promptly to detected offenses and undertaking corrective action

TCG’s Compliance QuickTips© series addresses each of these elements in greater detail and provides tips on how you can move beyond the bare minimum to establish a robust program of ethics and compliance for your organization.

For additional information, check out these resources:

OIG Health Care Compliance Program Tips

The seven pillars of an effective ethics and compliance program – Compliance Today, Health Care Compliance Association

OIG Compliance Guidance for Home Health Agencies

OIG Compliance Guidance for Hospices