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HCCA Compliance 101, Fourth Edition

Build and maintain an effective compliance program

Compliance 101, Fourth Edition, covers the fundamentals of healthcare compliance. Learn what goes into an effective compliance program and tips for making improvements. This newest edition has been updated with changes to federal regulations, including HIPAA, HITECH, and Omnibus Rule. 

In this book you'll find: 

  • The importance of having an effective compliance program 
  • Steps for setting up and maintaining a program 
  • A chapter dedicated to HIPAA privacy and security regulations 
  • A glossary with compliance terms and definitions 
  • Sample compliance forms and policies 

This book is ideal for compliance professionals new to the field, compliance committee members, compliance liaisons, board members, and others who need a foundation in compliance principles.

About the authors

Debbie Troklus, CCEP-F, CCEP-I, CHC-F, CHRC, CHPC, is the president of Troklus Compliance Consulting. With more than 27 years’ experience in the compliance industry, she has acted as an interim compliance officer; conducted compliance effectiveness, risk, and billing and coding assessments; provided education and training for boards of directors; and consulted on regulatory compliance with a focus on the healthcare sector. Prior to consulting, Troklus was the AVP of compliance at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center. Troklus is also a cofounder of the Health Care Compliance Association and serves on its board. She also serves as president of the Compliance Certification Board. Troklus is based out of Louisville, Kentucky.

Sheryl Vacca, CCEP-F, CCEP-I, CHC-F, CHPC, CHRC, serves as senior vice president/chief risk officer at Providence St. Joseph Health. Vacca’s responsibilities include oversight for compliance, internal audit, risk claims, insurance, and physical security, and a dotted line to information security. Prior to joining Providence St. Joseph Health, Vacca served as senior vice president/chief compliance and audit officer at University of California. She was awarded Senior Vice President Emerita for her service as the first chief compliance and audit officer at the university. In addition, Vacca is a board member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics & Health Care Compliance Association and is a past president of this association. Vacca is a domestic and international speaker and has published several articles on different aspects of compliance and internal audit.

Darrell W. Contreras, Esq., CHC-F, CHRC, CHPC, is the Chief Compliance Officer for Millennium Health in San Diego, California. Contreras is a licensed attorney who has worked for more than 25 years in healthcare compliance as a Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer and consultant in several segments of the healthcare industry. Contreras is a frequent lecturer on compliance and privacy topics and is an active faculty member for the Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance and Privacy Academies. Contreras is a Fellow in Healthcare Compliance, Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance, and Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board.

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