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Is Your Compliance Infrastructure Rooted or Superficial?

Comedian Brian Regan talks about his school days and waking up on the day his science project was due.  He had six months to prepare his project, but had done nothing.  While other kids’ parents were bringing projects in on flatbed trucks, quick-thinking Brian put dirt in a cup and called it… “Cup of Dirt.”

Of course, the OIG can recognize a cup of dirt for what it is.  In fact, it is pretty clear where they stand:

“Implementing an effective compliance program requires a substantial commitment of time, energy and resources by senior management and the governing body. Superficial programs that simply purport to comply with the elements discussed and described in this guidance or programs that are hastily constructed and implemented without appropriate ongoing monitoring will likely be ineffective and could expose the organization to greater liability than no program at all. While it may require significant additional resources or reallocation of existing resources to implement an effective compliance program, the OIG believes that the long term benefits of implementing the program outweigh the costs.” – OIG Compliance Program Guidance

What influence might a well-developed compliance program have on a potential government settlement?

In 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to bring enforcement action against Morgan Stanley in a corruption investigation based on the strength of Morgan Stanley’s compliance program.  In fact, the DOJ, in its press release, praised the Morgan Stanley compliance program.  Forbes labeled the compliance officer at Morgan Stanley “The Most Marketable Compliance Officer in the World.”

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Prepare. Reinforce. Go Further.

TCG Compliance Solutions is ready to assist you implement and enhance effective controls and best practices for seamless compliance.

Contact us for the necessary tools, resources and expertise to reach compliance efficiency.

Sunday Circular: Featured Vendors

TCG’s Featured Vendors

TCG wants to meet all of your organization’s education and training needs! In an effort to provide relevant Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty products in all areas, TCG partners with premier vendors. Check out this month’s featured vendors!

Visiting Nurse Associations of America

TCG resells the VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual, 18th edition, which includes sections on Nutrition, Pain Management, Preventative Care and Immunization, Hospice and Palliative Care, Infusion Therapy, Skin and Wound Care, Patient Education, Telehealth Technology and Mental Health.

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Hospice Foundation of America
TCG offers Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) self-study materials. Each self-study includes a book and DVD. Each registration allows only one individual to receive continuing education credit.

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Home Care Sales by PowerShot Training, Inc.
TCG resells guides and on-demand sales training materials from PowerShot Training, Inc. These materials are geared toward sales and marketing staff.

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Pritchett & Hull
TCG resells Pritchett & Hull’s “The Teaching Book.” The Teaching Book is a 6-volume set of copy-ready patient education materials produced specifically for home health and updated annually. It follows evidence-based clinical education pathways using measurable outcomes.

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Healthcare Intelligence Network
TCG offers more than 60 of Healthcare Intelligence Network’s resources! All titles are available in hard copy, PDF, or purchase both at a discounted rate.

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TCG sells ACHC’s “Accreditation Guide to Success” for Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty. These guides are a great companion to TCG’s ACHC Policy & Procedure Manuals.

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Sunday Circular: It Is Not Too Early To Prepare For ICD-10!

It’s Never Too Early To Start!

ICD-9 is still transitioning to ICD-10! This transition will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for anyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).

TCG offers two ways to provide ICD-10 education to your staff:

1) ICD-10: By The Book Learning Series – CD Set

The ICD-10 Learning Series will introduce you to what ICD-10-CM is, who it affects and why it is necessary. The series will describe an overview of the codes within each chapter of ICD-10-CM with emphasis on the more common codes used in home care and hospice. This includes:

  • 17 recorded sessions on 2 CDs
  • Homework and remediation for each session

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2) TCG CHEX eLearning Courses

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  • ICD-10: By The Book (17 part series)
  • ICD-10: In The Field (3 part series)

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