SunHawk Consulting, LLC is excited to announce that Director Jan Elezian will be featured in the April 2022 issue of the HCCA Compliance Today Magazine! Be sure to pick up your copy of Compliance Today to read her article, The OIG is watching you. Are you watching it?
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Excerpt from "The OIG is watching you. Are you watching it?"
By Jan Elezian
Just as your compliance department compiles an annual road map for work projects engineered to minimize risk to the organization, the federal government requires an annual road map from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Its road map, or Work Plan, is tactical in nature and designed to outline the federal government’s expectations for upcoming management. Projects are gleaned from information received from a variety of sources, including the OIG’s fraud, waste, and abuse hotline; departmental and Government Accountability Office and Department of Justice referrals; billing data; Congressional requests; and referrals from whistleblower disclosures. Projects are planned to be addressed during the fiscal year and beyond by the OIG’s Office of Audit Services and the Office of Evaluation and Inspections. The OIG Work Plan thus becomes an important resource and reference for healthcare compliance programs when developing their internal and external auditing plans.
Projects in the Work Plan include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and human resources agencies such as Administration for Children and Families and the Administration for Community Living. Work related to state and local governments’ use of federal funds and the functional areas of the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) are included in relevant Work Plan items.
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About the Author
Jan Elezian, MS, RHIA, CHC, CHPS
SunHawk Consulting, LLC
Jan Elezian has 40 years of Healthcare consulting experience including Health Information Management (HIM), HIPAA, Meaningful Use, Medicare/Medicaid Coding, Stark/Anti-Kickback, Research and Revenue Cycle compliance. Jan has also served in various administrative roles at integrated health systems and other healthcare providers. Jan is a Certified Healthcare Compliance Professional (CHC), a Certified Healthcare Privacy and Security Professional (CHPS), and a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
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