In today's regulatory environment, robust compliance programs are a must for healthcare providers. Those providers who lack such programs not only face increased exposure to government inquiries when inadequately trained employees fail to comply with applicable regulations, but also lose the opportunity to resolve those inquiries on favorable terms.
Even those providers with robust compliance programs may struggle with one key component: how to impose disciplinary measures on those employees who violate compliance policies without turning the disciplined employee into a whistleblower. Where a provider has a history of failing to adequately discipline employees who violate established compliance standards, the government may be understandably skeptical that compliance is truly a priority. This may make it more difficult to avoid or at least mitigate government sanctions by touting the vitality of the provider's compliance program. Application of disciplinary measures, however, carries its own risks. Disciplined employees – especially those who are terminated – may turn into whistleblowers seeking redress through a variety of means.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
PlaceWaller Lansden Conference Center511 Union Street27th FloorNashville, TN 37219
ParkingComplimentary parking is available in the building. Please enter the garage from Union Street (behind the Tennessee Performing Arts Center).Alternate parking is available at the Hermitage Hotel (Sixth Ave North between Union & Church Streets) or at McKendree Parking Center (Sixth Ave North between Church and Commerce Street).
CLEThis program has been accredited for 1.5 hours of dual CLE credit by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Education and Specialization.