Corporate Compliance

Measure compliance hotline effectiveness

Healthcare Auditing Weekly, November 9, 2003

Most organizations have a compliance hotline for employees and patients to report potential compliance violations. Make sure your hotline is effective by asking the following questions:

·  Does your organization post the hotline number on its Web site?

·  Does it distribute the number regularly?

·  Does the compliance office evaluate and properly analyze all calls?

·  Does your organization post investigative results so employees can see them?

·  How do employees feel about the hotline? For example, do they feel it is anonymous and that the organization will address their complaints?

TIP: Monitor the effectiveness of your organization's hotline by the credibility it has established, not by the number of calls it receives.

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