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California Hospital Compliance Manual Updated for 2012
Now accepting orders

The California Hospital Compliance Manual has been updated to reflect changes through Jan. 1, 2012, to Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement requirements, including physician supervision, three-day payment rule, partial hospitalization, observation status, Accountable Care Organizations and much more. The manual was updated by attorneys with Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, and Lois Richardson, CHA vice president, legal publications and education, under the direction of attorney Lloyd Bookman.

This comprehensive manual features more than 500 pages of key issues and laws that hospitals must address in an effective compliance program. Written specifically for California hospitals, it covers both state and federal laws, and clarifies complex areas of compliance that are often misunderstood and put hospitals at legal and financial risk.

Topics include hospital compliance plans, federal and state False Claims Acts, submission of accurate claims information, proper cost-reporting practices, physician self-referral, anti-kickback laws, repayment and self-disclosure, hospital fair pricing policies, issues for tax-exempt hospitals, and hospital licensing and certification. A model compliance plan is included on a CD that hospitals can adapt to fit their operations or use as a baseline to compare to their existing plans. Also included is an index of terms so readers can quickly find the information they need.

To order the manual, visit www.calhospital.org/compliance.

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