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First time compliance manager? Here are some behind-the-scenes tips

Understanding the ins and outs of accreditation and compliance can be overwhelming for first time managers. Maybe someone took time to explain the job. Or maybe they just pointed at a manual and said, “good luck.”

Like any other job in a hospital, it takes education, time, and creativity to do the job with competency.

Inside Accreditation & Quality asked some experienced compliance officers what they’d wished they had known when the first stepped into the job, and we asked former surveyors and consultants what advice they’d offer to first-timers.

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