The Program Manager Compliance's role is to assist in the implementation and maintenance of the CHRISTUS Health Compliance Program. This position assists the Director of Corporate Compliance in monitoring processes and programs to ensure program viability in key areas including addressing billing, coding documentation, cost reporting, compliance with HIPAA privacy regulation and other aspects of the delivery of care.
Review and research laws and regulations both on a reactive and proactive basis to ensure an effective and accurate response to legal and regulatory compliance
Monitor facility progress in resolution of issues identified through the Integrity Initiatives Database
Analyze and periodically report on emerging health care industry issues to ensure organizational awareness of governmental focus areas
Perform ongoing review of the CHRISTUS intranet HIPAA web site to ensure information is accurate and up to date
Research, write and distribute supporting guidelines, Integrity bulletins and Q&A in response to questions and identified issues
Support implementation of consistent processes across regions
Provide specialized education and development of materials as requested by Director
Follow up with Action items necessary related to various assessments
HIPAA Privacy: provide interpretation of privacy regulation to support Corporate Audit Services, maintain current knowledge of HIPAA regulations, develop annual educational materials, work with regional Privacy Officers to maintain established system standards, develop and maintain documentation of process to monitor and validate internal controls in conjunction with Director
Work with Compliance teams to develop consistency to approach between entities
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $69,870 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $41,950.
Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $29,960 in May 2020, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.
The median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330 in May 2020.
Here are some occupations within Medical and Nursing:
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners