Meeting the Challenge of Adequately Addressing Numerous Compliance Risks

Steve Forman | September 2013

Health care organizations are confronted by a vast array of complicated compliance risks. Although risk issues and areas are often defined by internal and external sources, many remain unknown or even unknowable at point in time. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) compliance program guidance for hospitals identified 40 areas, and annually the OIG expands the list via its annual work plan, case histories, and advisory opinions.

About the Author

Steve Forman is a certified public accountant with decades of experience in health care compliance. Mr. Forman specializes in developing and implementing compliance programs, assessing an organization’s vulnerabilities and risks, implementing effective monitoring systems, testing internal compliance controls and working with senior management and Boards in developing strategic plans.