Knowledge Library Creating a Culture of Compliance
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Creating a Culture of Compliance

Every compliance program needs polices, training, reporting, leadership and audits to succeed – but it’s not enough. Federal guidance makes clear that an effective compliance program requires a strong culture to support it. Practical experience also teaches us that culture will make or break a compliance program.
We will walk through steps providers can take at the employee, management and board levels to cultivate a compliance culture that takes your company in a direction of employee trust, internal reporting, audits with integrity, and compliance strength.
  • Using examples from the headlines, we will walk through real-world fact patterns and decisions that shaped compliance culture.
  • Identify steps providers can take to promote a positive culture of compliance, as well as strategies to counteract negative culture forces. Approaches will include board involvement, staff training, accountability and incentives, and more.
  • Learn conventional and unconventional strategies for building your own culture of compliance.


Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC strives to make compliance easier. Scavotto helps health care providers design, implement and manage customized HIPAA and compliance programs to maximize quality, operations, and culture. Scavotto uses risk assessments, policies and procedures, training programs, audit tools and culture campaigns to improve processes and operational outcomes. Scavotto’s focus is on developing compliance efforts that become part of operations and culture and are built to last.

Scott Gima, RN, MHA has been a strategist in the health care field for 20+ years. Using his background as an RN and as a manager of long-term care facilities, Gima brings practical operational experience to assist providers with compliance implementation. Gima helps hospitals, nursing homes, therapy companies, and other providers design, build and maintain effective compliance programs, with special attention to compliance culture, board engagement and HIPAA security.


Kelly J. Rooney is the Managing Editor of the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. She has been with the company since 2008. Kelly’s areas of content expertise include Medicare benefits and coverage, health care reimbursement, and Health Reform. Her publication credits include the Health Reform WK-EDGE; Health Law Daily; Medicare and Medicaid Guide; the annual Master Medicare Guide; Medicare Explained; CCH Medicare and Medicaid Benefits; Journal of Health Care Compliance; and the CCH Law, Explanation, and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Kelly has a law degree from DePaul University College of Law, a master in public health degree from Northern Illinois University, and an undergraduate degree in political science from Central Michigan University. She previously worked in private practice.

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