Healthcare Regulatory Compliance
Healthcare providers of all types have either established or soon will be considering the implementation of formal compliance programs.
Be prepared to accept the challenges of laws regulating the healthcare industry. If you are a healthcare administrator, help your employees gain the knowledge to keep your facility or practice penalty free.
Interested students should first contact Wendi Nugent, Director for Health Services Management, for information and enrollment assistance. Once student eligibility is verified, students will be provided a permission number and directed to register online or by phone with the College Admissions and Records Office.
Be Prepared for Regulatory Changes in Healthcare
Healthcare Regulatory Compliance is an emerging specialty. If you have responsibility for the oversight and management of healthcare services you know that the federal and state government regulations are expanding at a staggering rate.
Over 30 federal agencies and additional state agencies are enforcing laws relating to fraud, overutilization of medical services, protected health information breeches and disclosures. Fines are stiff and the penalty process may be career ending.
GateWay is introducing a new online certificate program for healthcare administrators, managers and others with supervisory responsibilities to address the rapidly changing healthcare compliance regulations.
What You will learn:
- Legal mandates and ethical considerations for healthcare corporate regulatory compliance programs.
- The Seven Essential Elements of an effective compliance program.
- Laws governing abusive and fraudulent healthcare practices and billing of services.
- The roles played by various governmental agencies in regulating and enforcing healthcare laws.
- Laws governing the use and security of patient Protected Health Information (PHI) and electronic Protected Health Information, (ePHI) as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).
- Application of the laws and principles to create a corporate compliance program.
Degrees & Certificates
For your convenience, all classes are online and must be taken in sequence as a cohort, a group of students who go through the program together. Classes are four, eight or twelve weeks long. Students in a cohort will be able to complete the certificate within 15 months.
A new cohort will begin approximately every six months based on new student enrollment.
Students are expected to maintain a “C” or better in all courses in the program.
What’s Required for Admissions?
You will need to have one year of experience working as a healthcare professional, satisfactory completion of college level English 101 or equivalent as shown by transcript, and your application needs to be approved by the Program Director or designee.
Interested students should contact Wendi Nugent, Director for Health Services Management, for more information and application forms.
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