Compliance into the Weeds: OIG Says CCO Should be Independent | Thomas Fox – Compliance Evangelist

The award-winning, Compliance into the Weeds is the only weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into a compliance-related topic, literally going into the weeds to explore a subject more fully. Looking for some hard-hitting insights on sanctions compliance? Look no further than Compliance into the Weeds! In this episode, Tom and Matt take a deep dive into the recent OIG guidance for healthcare compliance professionals and healthcare compliance programs which notes that CCOs should be independent from the General Counsel’s See more +

The award-winning, Compliance into the Weeds is the only weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into a compliance-related topic, literally going into the weeds to explore a subject more fully. Looking for some hard-hitting insights on sanctions compliance? Look no further than Compliance into the Weeds! In this episode, Tom and Matt take a deep dive into the recent OIG guidance for healthcare compliance professionals and healthcare compliance programs which notes that CCOs should be independent from the General Counsel’s Office.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recently released guidelines that underscore the importance of independence for compliance officers in the healthcare sector. These guidelines, seen as a significant development in the field, stipulate that compliance should be separate from legal and finance departments, and outline the responsibilities of healthcare compliance officers.

Tom views this as a clear call for compliance officers to be independent and report directly to the CEO and the board. He suggests that this trend towards independence may extend beyond healthcare. Matt echoes this sentiment, highlighting the OIG’s strong endorsement of the independence of compliance officers. He believes this aligns with the emphasis on independence and autonomy that leading voices in the regulatory world have been advocating for. Join Tom Fox and Matt Kelly as they delve deeper into this topic in this episode of the Compliance into the Weeds podcast.

Key Highlights:

• The Importance of CCO Independence in Compliance Programs

• The role of a healthcare CCO

• Do you need a Law Degree to be a CCO in Healthcare Compliance

• The Growing Significance of CCO Independence See less –

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