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HIPAA => HIPAA => Topic started by: MBiller on June 23, 2014, 03:50:22 PM

Title: Outsourced compliance?
Post by: MBiller on June 23, 2014, 03:50:22 PM
Is anyone aware of companies that offer outsourced compliance as an alternative to hiring someone? In addition, if you have experience with outsourcing compliance, any feedback is appreciated.
Title: Re: Outsourced compliance?
Post by: PMRNC on June 23, 2014, 03:56:59 PM
In what aspect? There are various compliance services that consultants can do, Most however do require the consultant to be / visit on-site.
I've done full compliance programs, HIPAA shadowing, HIPAA auditing, etc. Depends on what specifically you need.
Title: Re: Outsourced compliance?
Post by: MBiller on June 23, 2014, 04:06:02 PM
Looking for someone who would do annual or semi-annual reviews of processes, review process manuals, and be the go-to person for compliance related questions.  Ideally they would handle both clinical documentation and revenue cycle.
Title: Re: Outsourced compliance?
Post by: PMRNC on June 23, 2014, 04:29:36 PM
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Looking for someone who would do annual or semi-annual reviews of processes, review process manuals, and be the go-to person for compliance related questions.  Ideally they would handle both clinical documentation and revenue cycle.

This person would need to be on-site, especially to be a compliance officer (basically what the go-to person is) Also since they would be handling clincial documentation the person definitely should be on-site.
What you could do is hire a consultant to do the reviews of the P&P, manuals, etc, but it does sound like you want someone ON site to handle the other issues. Hiring a consultant would be costly for onsite, I would probably say your better off hiring the compliance person on staff, they could do this part time IMHO depending on the size of the practice.