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National Director of Compliance & Privacy

Job Description

Division: Home Office

Encompass Health’s home health & hospice services are now Enhabit Home Health & Hospice. We remain committed to delivering a better way to care for our patients and their loved ones, helping them achieve their specific care goals in the comfort and safety of their own homes. As one of the largest Medicare-certified home health and hospice providers in the nation, we continue to set the industry standard for superior home-based care.


The National Director of Compliance & Privacy works closely with the Chief Compliance Officer to oversee the Company's privacy and compliance programs within the Ethics & Compliance Department.

 

This position will be integrally involved with all aspects of the company’s ethics & compliance program and will play a key role to ensure that the company operates an effective compliance and privacy program, consistent with OIG guidance and with HIPAA / HITECH compliance. The National Director will also conduct investigations on allegations of violations of privacy and compliance regulations and will review guidance on regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct investigations of allegations of violations of privacy, compliance, regulatory requirements, and the standards of business ethics and conduct.
  • Oversee privacy risk assessment program; provide a final analysis of each substantiated privacy violation, and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Provide reports to executive leadership on company risks related to compliance and privacy violations.
  • Ensure that the company establishes a program of compliance with patient non-discrimination regulations; consistent with Section 1557.
  • Act as the patient civil rights coordinator for the company.
  • Ensure that the company evenly applies all disciplinary actions that result from findings of non compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Manage all required ethics and compliance department reporting; provide to the board of directors and executive compliance committee.
  • Manage updates to all compliance and privacy policies; standards of business ethics and conduct.
  • Co-coordinate all privacy and security activities related to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) data breaches.
  • Oversee the annual incident response exercise; manage incident response plan from a privacy standpoint.

Qualifications

  • A graduate degree in healthcare administration or law degree is required.
  • Three years experience in healthcare compliance, healthcare privacy, or reviewing or interpreting healthcare regulations is required.
  • Professional certification in healthcare compliance (CHC) or healthcare privacy (CHPC) is preferred.