New OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals Reaffirms Importance of Health Care Compliance Program

April 11, 2005 Advisory

Recent publicity surrounding the United States Supreme Court's rejection of the mandatory United States Sentencing Guidelines (Guidelines) has caused some to question the continued importance of corporate compliance programs. Yet the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) has sent a clear message to providers that compliance programs must remain strong.