Corporate Compliance

HCCA survey shows compliance concerns in poor economy

Healthcare Auditing Weekly, January 13, 2009

The sagging economy is causing concern for healthcare compliance and ethics professionals, according to a survey conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).
 
More than 600 compliance and business ethics professionals—including those outside of the healthcare industry—completed the online questionnaire. The results showed 85% of respondents felt the current economy “greatly” or “somewhat” increases the risk of compliance and ethics failures, according to joint press release from the SCCE and HCCA.
 
Professionals outside of the healthcare industry are more concerned, with 48% indicating they felt the risks were increasing greatly. Healthcare compliance professional are less concerned, with 30% expressing unease. The difference is expected since economic woes tend to impact healthcare less than general business, CEO of the SCCE and HCCA Roy Snell said in the press release.
 
Download the complete survey results at the HCCA Web site.

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