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Compliance: Not just an office down the hall
In the past decade, the meaning of the word compliance has transformed in the healthcare industry. It began as a term that simply implied correct coding and reimbursement, but in recent years compliance has become a concept that encompasses best practices, quality, and the innate operations of a hospital or health system. With quality and reimbursement inextricably linked, it's more important than ever that healthcare organizations take compliance seriously-it is no longer just a department down the hall that mitigates legal risk.