CHA News Article

2016 Hospital Compliance Manual Now Available
Update reflects recent regulatory changes and judicial decisions

CHA has released the seventh edition of the Hospital Compliance Manual, the only publication written specifically for California’s hospital compliance officers, chief financial officers, in-house legal counsel, risk managers and other compliance committee members. The manual focuses on complex, high-risk areas including false claims, physician self-referral and anti-kickback laws, and provides guidance on how to comply with both California and federal laws. The key components of an effective compliance program, as well as the role of the compliance officer and the governing board, are also addressed.

Developed by lead author Lloyd Bookman, Esq. and a team of legal experts from Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC and CHA, the manual can help hospitals stay abreast of numerous new laws, regulations and judicial decisions impacting hospital operations.

The comprehensive, 700-page manual includes chapters on:

  • Federal and state false claims acts
  • Submission of accurate claims information
  • Physician self-referral laws
  • Federal and state anti-kickback laws
  • Financial assistance policies
  • Hospital signage requirements
  • Repayment and self-disclosure
  • Responding to government audits and investigations

The 2016 edition has been updated to reflect:

  • CMS’ revised regulations on the 60-day requirement for reporting and returning overpayments, published Feb. 12, 2016;
  • Revisions to the federal physician self-referral (Stark) regulations;
  • CMS modifications to its “rare and unusual” exceptions to the two-midnight rule;
  • Court decisions on the False Claims Act; and more.

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