September is packed with news and insights from many healthcare compliance resources. We’ve curated recent articles that stood out in our eyes this month. Our list includes stories and releases from OIG and CMS, as well as articles on data security and the common problem of shrinking compliance budgets and how to make the most of them. Take a look!

Making the Business Case for Compliance

Let’s assume that we all know how hefty fines and penalties can be when imposed on healthcare organizations for noncompliance. With shrinking budgets, demanding boards, and an unpredictable market, compliance professionals are under quite a bit of pressure. Many times it seems as if you are pleading your case for more oversight and it’s not getting the attention it deserves. DotMed’s HealthCare dailynews takes a look at the growing concern of budget cuts and the risk of noncompliance.

Read the full article here.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Innovation Center New Direction

CMS published a recent article explaining their intent to make some changes with their Innovation Center in regards to patient-centered care that would, “empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.”

The CMS Innovation Center has submitted a request seeking feedback on this new direction and outlines changes to various test models.

Read more about the CMS Innovation Center New Direction on their blog.