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MediTract’s New E-book Highlights Essential Elements for Healthcare Contract Compliance

April 23, 2015

Complimentary e-book provides eight chapters of industry best practices for compliant contracting to healthcare professionals.

Chattanooga, Tenn—April 22, 2015—MediTract’s healthcare compliance experts Sara Low, senior director, Business Services and Bret S. Bissey, MBA, FACHE, CHC, CMPE, senior vice president, Compliance Services published today an e-book focused on providing healthcare professionals with the essential elements to contract compliance.

Back to Basics: Eight Essentials of Healthcare Contract Compliance is the outcome of many discussions with healthcare organizations in need of an effective compliance program that incorporates contracting efforts, protocols and policies.

“Many of our clients (more than one out of every four hospitals in the country) learn that by applying best practices to their contracting efforts they not only proactively manage a high-risk area, but also achieve operational efficiencies, which are critical to the core missions of their organizations,” said Bissey.

While highlighting the importance of an effective compliance program within healthcare organizations, the e-book focuses on actionable best practices for the highly regulated risk area of contracting.

“MediTract recommends that your organization’s contracting best practices become an integral component of your compliance efforts,” said Bissey.

Chapters of the e-book discuss the overlap between legal and compliance, decoding healthcare compliance jargon, regulatory influence in contracting, policies and procedures that impact contracting, industry best practices for contract compliance, contract compliance points of focus (including HIPAA, the Stark Law, the Anti-kickback Statute and the False Claims Act), risks of noncompliance and contract compliance guidance and solutions.

“As the regulatory landscape becomes increasingly more complex, healthcare organizations become more susceptible to serious consequences if high-risk contracts are not compliant. Organizations and their personnel are at risk for criminal charges and civil monetary penalties, among others. Tackling contract compliance can be overwhelming without the proper resources. That’s why we’ve authored this e-book to help hospitals start asking questions and applying best practices to their contracting efforts. MediTract, as the market leader, is committed to helping healthcare organizations mitigate compliance risks through educational resources, contract life cycle management solutions and consulting services,” said Low.

The complimentary e-book Back to Basics: Eight Essentials of Healthcare Contract Compliance is available online at http://bit.ly/1Gk8qJX.