Compliance Officer's Dilemma Many Choices, Many Hats
Published August 10, 2023

PYA Executive Discusses a Compliance Officer’s Dilemma in National Journal

An article written by PYA Senior Manager Traci Waugh was featured in a recent issue of the Journal of Health Care Compliance. The national bimonthly publication provides current and emerging trends and issues related to healthcare compliance.

Waugh’s article, “Wearing Multiple Hats—A Compliance Officer’s Dilemma,” is part of a column in the journal dedicated to PYA thought leadership. It presents a candid overview of the many functions of a healthcare compliance officer and provides helpful tips for success in the highly complex regulatory compliance environment.

In her article, Waugh states

“Size, patient mix, employees, providers, and leadership all play a major part in designing the compliance program that will be most appropriate for any given organization. If created with a true goal of compliance, each different program will suit its purpose; no one size fits all.”

According to Waugh, an organization might delegate compliance responsibilities among many members of the team or rely on one person to lead the compliance efforts. A single compliance officer with multiple responsibilities can benefit the organization in many ways, such as the development of multi-disciplinary teams, but may also experience challenges, including difficulty with prioritization of competing tasks. Organizations that support and empower their compliance officers help ensure successful compliance programs.

The Journal of Health Care Compliance is published by Wolters Kluwer. Waugh’s article is in the July-August 2023 issue, which is available to subscribers of the journal.

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