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Current State of Healthcare Compliance Programs: 2021 Benchmark Survey Results

Our experts provide an analysis of the results of our annual Healthcare Compliance Benchmark National Survey, looking for new trends in managing risk at healthcare organizations.

Each year, SAI Global and Strategic Management Services focus on the state of healthcare compliance programs in an industry benchmark survey of programs in the US.

Download the 2021 Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Report

This annual survey is designed to gain an understanding of issues currently confronting compliance programs and how compliance officers are responding to them. Data were collected from respondents at hospitals, home health agencies, physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, among others.

Former HHS Inspector General, Richard Kusserow, CEO of Strategic Management Services, reports results and provides analysis of the data from the survey, including important trending data from prior surveys.

Specific issue areas addressed in the results of the Survey include:

  • Budget expectations and staffing levels
  • Encounters with regulatory and enforcement agencies and questions related to DOJ 2020 Guidelines
  • The impact of Covid-19 and vaccination management
  • Priorities for the operation of the compliance office, including work plan priorities for high-risk areas, methods for evidencing program effectiveness, and accretion of added duties and responsibilities
  • Document management, sanction screening and compliance communication
  • Addressing HIPAA Privacy and Security

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Q&A with Richard Kusserow about the 2021 benchmark report findings about Compliance Office trends in healthcare.

About our presenter

Richard Kusserow served as DHHS Inspector General for 11 years and upon retirement form Strategic Management, a pioneer in health care compliance that has assisted over 2,000 thousands of health care organizations with compliance advisory services, including compliance program development, evaluation, training programs, hotline setup, risk assessments, claims data analysis, assistance with the CIA requirements, IRO duties, and litigation support.  Strategic Management also operates the Compliance Resource Center (CRC) that provides tools for compliance officers, including hotline services, policy development, e-learning, sanction-screen, and compliance surveys.


The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 1.2 CCB Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

Sponsored by SAI Global, a leader in assisting organizations with compliance issues, and Strategic Management Services, LLC, a company providing compliance advisory services since 1993. For more information regarding this webinar, you may contact Richard Kusserow at rkusserow [@] strategicm.com.  For information regarding Strategic Management Services, visit www.compliance.com.