Director of Corporate Compliance Becomes Certified
The Compliance Certification Board (CCB) announced that Patricia Kasmarek, Director of Corporate Compliance for Goodall Hospital, has successfully completed the Certified in Healthcare Compliance Examination, thus earning the “CHC” designation.
A CHC is a professional with knowledge of relevant regulations and expertise in compliance processes sufficient to assist the healthcare industry to understand and address legal obligations, and promote organizational integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs.
The purpose of certification is to promote healthcare compliance through the certification of qualified healthcare compliance professionals by:
- Recognizing formally those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the CCB and pass the Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) Examination.
- Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of healthcare compliance.
- Providing a national standard of requisite knowledge required for certification; thereby assisting employers, the public and members of the health professions in the assessment of a healthcare compliance professional.
Healthcare compliance is a relatively new industry, born out of the government’s crackdown on Medicare fraud. Compliance professionals come from a variety of backgrounds including coding, medical records, nursing, medical practice, law and government.
CCB President Debbie Troklus, noted, “The United States government constantly updates the laws and regulations surrounding Medicare to ensure proper billing and to eliminate fraud. These new regulations demand professionals who both understand the new regulations and how to implement programs to ensure compliance within their companies.”
Founded by the Health Care Compliance Association in 1998, the Compliance Certification Board exists to develop criteria for the determination of competence in the practice of healthcare compliance at a variety of levels and to recognize individuals meeting these criteria.