New Charging Guidelines Underscore the Importance of Cooperation and Evidencing Program Effectiveness

Cornelia Dorfschmid | November 2008

A periodic independent audit or evaluation of the compliance program’s effectiveness is critical.  This cannot be done credibly by the compliance officer who would be evaluating his or her own performance.  Having independent experts with “fresh eyes” will help identify opportunities for compliance program improvement.

About the Author

Dr. Cornelia M. Dorfschmid has over 30 years of private and government sector experience in health care compliance consulting, the majority of which was in management and executive capacities. She is a recognized expert in the areas of claims auditing, overpayment analysis and risk management and corporate health care compliance.