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HCCA periodically surveys the compliance and ethics community on a variety of trending topics. Explore the results of these surveys by using the links below.

The Relationship between the Board of Directors and the Compliance and Ethics Officer

Published: 01/21/2014

For a compliance program to be deemed "effective" under the Sentencing Guidelines the organization’s governing authority must "…exercise reasonable oversight with respect to the implementation and effectiveness of the compliance and ethics program." Yet, while many other aspects of the Guidelines have grown well established, the relationship with the board of directors is still far from mature. Many compliance officers report concerns about whether the relationship is as strong as it should be, or even if it is serving its intended role of enabling the board to exercise sufficient oversight.

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The Economy, Compliance, and Ethics- 2013 Update

Published: 10/21/2013

Compliance and ethics programs are continuing to increase in budget and staffing, and compliance professionals expect that trend to continue. The ratio of compliance professionals who saw their budgets increase to those who saw the budget decrease in 2013 was more than three to one (38% vs. 12%), and the ratio of those projecting an increase in 2014 was more than 4 to 1. Staffing rose in 2013 and is expected to rise again. Job security is on the rise, and management perceptions of the value of compliance appear to be increasing.

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2013 Healthcare Compliance Staff Salary Survey

Published: 07/30/2013

Earlier this year the HCCA fielded a salary survey for compliance department staff. The results are in. See how you compare with your peers, and the difference it makes to be certified.

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Should Compliance Report to the General Counsel?

Published: 03/06/2013

Despite past research indicating high levels of satisfaction with working with legal, compliance professionals were overwhelmingly opposed to having compliance report to legal. Of the more than 800 responses, 88% are opposed to the corporate counsel serving as the compliance officer, and 80% oppose having compliance report to the corporate counsel’s office.

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