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Letters from the CEO

HCCA's CEO Roy Snell’s musings on current compliance and ethics issues. Become a member and receive monthly issues of this column included in the Compliance Today magazine.

Roy Snell

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Roy Snell is the CEO of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), which together now total more than 12,000 members. Roy was a co-founder and the organization’s first President.

Letters From the CEO

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2017

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance policy simplification coordinator?

Letter from the CEO  |  So much has changed for compliance professionals

Letter from the CEO  |  Cathy Boerner: A hidden gem in a sea of compliance professionals

Letter from the CEO  |  HCCA’s customer service

Letter from the CEO  |  The compliance officer: A coach or a clown?

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance Intelligence Officer

Letter from the CEO  |  End of 2016

Letter from the CEO  |  Donald Trump’s impact on compliance programs

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance officers protecting leadership



 

2016

Letter from the CEO  |  Attorney-client privilege

Letter from the CEO  |  Forced transparency— A tipping point

Letter from the CEO  |  I’ll take 10,000 shares of compliance and ethics officers please.

Letter from the CEO   Tone in the trenches

Letter from the CEO  |  Message to my long-time healthcare colleagues

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance officer’s nine lives

Letter from the CEO  |  The carrot and the stick

Letter from the CEO  |  Leadership selection: Ability vs. Nobility

Letter from the CEO  |  Government enforcement vs. compliance programs in the global economy

Letter from the CEO  |  Come to the CI and help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of HCCA

Letter from the CEO  |  Should you show the Yates Memo to your leadership?

Letter from the CEO   Where I think the Yates DOJ Memo will take us



 

2015

Letter from the CEO  |  The overreacting compliance professional

Letter from the CEO  |  Corporate social responsibility and compliance programs

Letter from the CEO  |  Tom Brady, the Patriots, and the NFL: Think about the process

Letter from the CEO  |  A risk appetite for fraud and unethical behavior?

Letter from the CEO  |  I am $400 away from having real integrity

Letter from the CEO  |  When is a compliance officer not a compliance officer?

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance leadership and “the grey area”

Letter from the CEO  |  Thank you

Letter from the CEO  |  Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week is moving

Letter from the CEO  |  Jeff Foxworthy, Compliance, and Internal Audit

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance is not the problem

Letter from the CEO  |  Year in review

 


 

2014

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance relationships with other departments

Letter from the CEO  |  Business crisis? Proceed as quickly as you must…but as slowly as you can

Letter from the CEO  |  Fire, heart attack, electrocution, rot, explosion, compliance

Letter from the CEO  |  Rating popular figures as potential compliance officers

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance officer independence

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance officers leveraging other people's authority

Letter from the CEO  |  CCO types

Letter from the CEO  |  Do you Twitter?

Letter from the CEO | To heck with political correctness

Letter from the CEO  |  New Ethikos acquisition expands HCCA’s ethics reach

Letter from the CEO  |  Influence

Letter from the CEO  |  Compliance programs are being implemented beyond the for-profit business environment


2013

Letter from the CEO | Certification of Compliance Professionals

Letter from the CEO | You just might not be a compliance expert if…

Letter from the CEO | Just when you think you have seen all the stupid you can handle…

Letter from the CEO | Diluters and distractors take heed: Your "noise" will not deter our focus

Letter from the CEO | Do we have a problem with tone at the top, or a problem communication that we have tone at the top?

Letter from the CEO | How did Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week come about?

Letter from the CEO | Compliance professionals struggle for independence

Letter from the CEO | Our future looks bright

Letter from the CEO | Business ethics vs. Save the World ethics

Letter from the CEO | Using social media to improve your position in our profession

Letter from the CEO | Commotion in the New York enforcement community

Letter from the CEO | Code of conduct


 

2012

Letter from the CEO | Is the role of a Compliance and Ethics Officer a profession?

Letter from the CEO | Are we advisory or are we the solution?

Letter from the CEO | Got panache?

Letter from the CEO | Workplace stress: Every little bit helps

Letter from the CEO | Compliance certification by the profession, for the profession, and of the profession

Letter from the CEO | The Morgan Stanley Case

Letter from the CEO | When the wheels come off, it’s a good idea to pull over to the side of the road

Letter from the CEO | What we have accomplished Four


 

2011

Letter from the CEO | Rory Jaffe

Letter from the CEO | The culture of our conferences

Letter from the CEO | 2010 was a great year for our organization

Letter from the CEO | Speed Networking

Letter from the CEO | When I grow up, I want to be a compliance and ethics officer

Letter from the CEO | Speaking for our profession

Letter from the CEO | The deny-and-defend crowd vs. the reveal-and-remediate crowd

Letter from the CEO | Your job description can make your job easier

Letter from the CEO | What every business leader or governing body should ask the compliance officer

Letter from the CEO | Conflicts of interest

Letter from the CEO | Change


 

2010

Letter from the CEO | Step up

Letter from the CEO | Call me

Letter from the CEO | Doing more with less

Letter from the CEO | 2009 – The year from heck for professional associations

Letter from the CEO | Jury duty, the Rule of Law, and Compliance

Letter from the CEO | Speech from 2010 Compliance Institute

Letter from the CEO | My favorite photo

Letter from the CEO | Tipping point

Letter from the CEO | Being nice to people is not always the nice thing to do to people

Letter from the CEO | Compliance...we are not the Bad Guys

Letter from the CEO | Small deeds add up.

Letter from the CEO | Whistleblower


 

2009

Letter from the CEO | The Economy

Letter from the CEO | Ethics fun and games

Letter from the CEO | Ethics works if everybody is ethical

Letter from the CEO | Active vs. passive compliance

Letter from the CEO | Going beyond compliance

Letter from the CEO | First-quarter economic update

Letter from the CEO | People don’t do what you inspect or expect

Letter from the CEO | Notes from the FBI meeting

Letter from the CEO | The compliance profession will soon no longer be needed

Letter from the CEO | Making a difference in Cuba

Letter from the CEO | When is the Risk department a risk to compliance?

Letter from the CEO | Should the Compliance Officer report to the General Counsel?


 

2008

Letter from the CEO | International compliance update

Letter from the CEO | Where will the compliance profession be in 50 years?

Letter from the CEO | Joe’s Big Book of Compliance Ideas, volume 1

Letter from the CEO | Creating a balance: The Board’s role in Compliance and Ethics

Letter from the CEO | A comparison of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the relationship between Compliance and Ethics

Letter from the CEO | Why are we where we are?

Letter from the CEO | The CHC credential is invaluable.

Letter from the CEO | Spiderman

Letter from the CEO | Values pushers: The new drug

Letter from the CEO | Social networking

Letter from the CEO | In Memoriam: Robert Freeman

Letter from the CEO | Closer to the edge


 

2007

Letter from the CEO | Why HCCA doesn't lobby

Letter from the CEO | Compliance professionals don’t care

Letter from the CEO | Member Satisfaction Survey

Letter from the CEO | Bizarre events in the compliance world

Letter from the CEO | The ultimate impact of compliance

Letter from the CEO | Do the right thing, even if it hurts

Letter from the CEO | SCCE’s 6th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute is September 9-11, 2007 in New Orleans.

Letter from the CEO | The Pointer Sisters

Letter from the CEO | Some use the carrot. Some use the stick. I prefer a tomato.

Letter from the CEO | The Butterfly Effect

Letter from the CEO | The government sends a message about conflict of interest when the General Counsel is also the Chief Compliance Officer.


 

2006

Letter from the CEO | Just the facts

Letter from the CEO | Everything I Know About Compliance I Learned in Romper Room

Letter from the CEO | Speaking and Writing

Letter from the CEO | Back to the Basics

Letter from the CEO | The rights of the accused

Letter from the CEO | 2006 Compliance Institute picture recap

Letter from the CEO | Sarbanes-Oxley

Letter from the CEO | Compliance is a tough job

President & CEO letter | By Dan Roach and Roy Snell 

Letter from the CEO | Stray Cats - the true story

Letter from the CEO | Silly Laws

Letter from the CEO | The Growing Compliance Profession


 

2005

Letter from the CEO | Management vs. Compliance

Letter from the CEO | "Now I have seen everything."

Letter from the CEO | The HealthSouth trial has begun

Letter from the CEO | Accomplishment and Change

Letter from the CEO | Oh the Humanity

Letter from the CEO | The Simple Life

Letter from the CEO | Stop worrying about the Whistleblowers; it's the hallway conversations that will kill you

Letter from the CEO | We deny any wrongdoing…

Letter from the CEO | Effectiveness

Letter from the CEO | Poker Compliance

Letter from the CEO | In the News

Letter from the CEO | Compliance and Cancer


 

2004

Letter from the CEO | “The Compliance Institute is coming to Chicago on April 25- 28th.”

Letter from the CEO | Smokin’ Joe Hellraiser

Letter from the CEO | Debate: It’s important

Letter from the CEO | HCCA Treasure

Letter from the CEO | The Old Days

Letter from the CEO | The 2004 Compliance Institute

Letter from the CEO | HCCA's 6th annual survey

Letter from the CEO | Let's keep the compliance in golf

Letter from the CEO | Michael Moore and the GAO Strange Bedfellows

Letter from the CEO | The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Letter from the CEO | Would China execute American co-conspirators for fraud?

Letter from the CEO | It Ain't Over 'til it's Over


 

2003

Letter from the CEO | Quality of care under fire–Can Compliance Methodologies help?

Letter from the CEO | A friend in need... indeed!

Letter from the CEO | The Compliance Institute in New Orleans

Letter from the CEO | The Compliance Academy: Beyond the Call of Duty– Thanks, Steve

Letter from the CEO | Another war started last night

Letter from the CEO | Is your Board bored?

Letter from the CEO | 85% of surveyed compliance professionals do not have a law degree

Letter from the CEO | The HCCA Board election process

Letter from the CEO | Health care – Leaders in corporate responsibility

Letter from the CEO | It’s your association…

Letter from the CEO | Compliance vs. the legal department

Letter from the CEO | “People don’t do what the boss expects–People do what the boss inspects.”


 

2002

Letter from the CEO | There is a message in every bottle.

Letter from the CEO | The 2002 HCCA Compliance Institute

Letter from the CEO | Compliance potpourri

Letter from the CEO | Health care fraud, boom or bust?

Letter from the CEO | Compliance’s Perfect Storm

Letter from the CEO | Volunteers - The soul of the machine

Letter from the CEO | Dealing with difficult encounters-Part I

Letter from the CEO | The HCCA 2003 Compliance Institute, New Orleans, April 27-30

Letter from the CEO | Freddy Kruger’s Nightmare on Compliance Street

Letter from the CEO | Hounded by regulations, even on vacation

Letter from the CEO | Growth and Change

Letter from the CEO | Thank You to Sheryl Vacca


 

2001

Letter from the CEO | Compliance news that is not fit to print

Letter from the CEO | Everything I know about compliance I learned in kindergarten- Just Say Yes

Letter from the CEO | Conference options? Make sure it is HCCA.

Letter from the CEO | HCCA/OIG CIA Roundtable

Letter from the CEO | Everything I know about compliance I learned in kindergarten dealing with the bully

Letter from the CEO | Get rid of the low hanging fruit: Effective compliance programs vs. settlements