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Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance
Offered by the College of Professional Studies & the School of Public Health and Health Services in partnership with the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidel LLP
Today, the person most essential to your healthcare organization's long term success may not be a doctor, nurse, or technician. Increasingly, the most vital person in your company may be the one who helps you navigate a tangled web of laws, regulations and certifications. Who promotes policies and guidelines that help keep you open for business? Who is responsible for monitoring day-to-day operations to be sure that you can survive scrutiny from government auditors investigating potential fraud or Stark violations? That person is your corporate compliance officer.
Given the dramatic changes in healthcare policy and regulation over the past decade, the position of corporate compliance officer has become increasingly important in the healthcare industry. No other position can have so profound an impact on your healthcare organization's success—or failure. Legislation such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the federal Anti-Kickback and Stark Laws has created the need for university-based credentials for this increasingly specialized—and increasingly complicated—field.
Recent health reform legislation, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has raised the bar even higher. These laws make significant changes, including increased penalties, to the laws and regulations that govern the healthcare industry.
To this end, The George Washington University presents the Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Corporate Compliance. This one-of-a-kind program provides a comprehensive corporate compliance education. Drawing from both GW's Department of Health Policy in the School of Public Health and Health Services and a leading healthcare law firm in Washington, DC, the program offers education in healthcare laws and regulations as well as tools and strategies for creating effective corporate compliance programs.
As the center of federal healthcare policy and enforcement, Washington provides the ideal backdrop for this program, allowing unparalleled access to experts in the field, including current and former regulators and policymakers, and other compliance professionals. No other course or program can offer this level of expertise. A well-educated compliance officer may be your organization's most important asset.