CCH Launches Timely, Comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Portfolio: Instant Access To Law, Compliance Strategies, And Expert Insight For Healthcare Professionals

(Riverwoods, ILL., June 3, 1999) – Today’s healthcare compliance environment is a minefield, and the potential for costly missteps is high as healthcare systems struggle to identify and comply with a wide range of federal and state requirements. Now, CCH INCORPORATED, a leading authority in healthcare, tax, antitrust and employment law, meets the emerging needs of healthcare compliance professionals with the most complete, authoritative resource available: the CCH® Healthcare CompliancePortfolio.

The definitive resource for healthcare compliance professionals, the CCH Healthcare Compliance Portfolio, spans the spectrum of compliance responsibilities and provides full-text reporting of laws and regulations; expert insight, analysis and strategies; and timely reporting on compliance developments industry-wide.

"With healthcare compliance a top government priority, healthcare organizations are scrambling to design and implement workable and effective compliance programs," said Daniel J. Weissburg, Esq., CCH Healthcare Compliance editor in chief. "To protect their organizations from risk, compliance professionals must implement programs covering the rapidly changing areas of fraud and abuse, false claims, patient rights, maintaining tax-exempt status and the specialized applications of antitrust, OSHA, human resources and labor law. "

Drawing from CCH’s 85 years of reporting on complex legal and regulatory issues, the Portfolio provides an authoritative approach to healthcare compliance that only CCH can offer.

Comprehensive and Proactive—The Essence of Compliance Today

CCH Healthcare Compliance Portfolio comprises three distinct, authoritative services that offer a total, integrated compliance information system designed to help hospitals and other health care organizations implement effective compliance programs and maintain a compliance-oriented culture.

The Portfolio includes the new CCH Healthcare Compliance Reporter, providing instant access to the full-text of the law, and the new CCH Healthcare Compliance Guide, offering practical, hands-on information. The cutting edge news and perspectives of the CCH Healthcare Compliance Letter, which was introduced in 1998, completes the Portfolio.

Guiding the Portfolio is the CCH Compliance Editorial Advisory Board; an 18-member board including noted health attorneys, consultants and other industry experts who provide a frontline perspective on effective practices and emerging trends.

Reporter Delivers Comprehensive Coverage, Fast Answers

Helping to protect compliance professionals and their organizations against potential violations, the CCH Healthcare Compliance Reporter on Internet, online and CD-ROM provides immediate access to fully searchable primary source information, including the full-text of all relevant laws, regulations, cases, advisory opinions and more, on the federal and state levels.

Although compliance requirements are extensive and complex, this single, comprehensive electronic resource with advanced search capabilities ensures that busy healthcare professionals won’t spend valuable time searching numerous sources, wading through pages and pages of material for the information they need.

The Reporter provides easy and fast access to federal statutes, regulations and court opinions in such areas as federal fraud and abuse: Antikickback/Self-referral (Stark); False Claims/Fraud; Healthcare Antitrust; Healthcare Tax Exemptions; and EMTALA (anti-dumping). Also included are related agency issuances and guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, Justice Department, Office of Inspector General, Internal Revenue Commission and Federal Trade Commission.

OIG Model Compliance Plans and other sample compliance plans offer insight and step-by-step guidance for creating effective strategies and tactics.

The Reporter also includes the full text of hard-to-track state statutes and regulations for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The CCH Healthcare Compliance Reporter provides monthly updates on CD-ROM, but offers daily updates via CCH Internet Research Network and CCH Online Network to ensure that professionals are always working with the most current information.

Guide Supports Strategic Planning, Offers Practical Advice

Designed to work seamlessly with the Reporter, the CCH Healthcare Compliance Guide is a key desk reference featuring proven compliance strategies and solutions to critical compliance problems, valuable planning aids, model compliance plans and practical advice.

Written by some of the top compliance practitioners in the field today, the Guide provides plain-English, expert insights on legislative and regulatory matters and no-nonsense guidance on applying laws and regulations.

The Guide covers the full range of compliance issues, including the latest on false claims, Stark, and antikickback compliance, as well as billing, information security and privacy, antitrust, sexual harassment and employment discrimination.

Updated quarterly, the CCH Healthcare Compliance Guide as part of the Healthcare Compliance Portfolio is available via Internet, online or CD-ROM. As a stand-alone product, the Guide is available as a single-volume print reference.

Letter Keeps Compliance Issues on the Radar Screen

Completing the Portfolio, the CCH Healthcare Compliance Letter, introduced in 1998, provides timely reporting and practical strategies to keep compliance professionals on top of the full range of emerging compliance topics.

The biweekly Letter in print delivers breaking news of developments in the legislative, regulatory and judicial arenas, "insider" tips and techniques, insight and analysis from compliance professionals on the frontline, and trend information and alerts—all in a format designed to help busy professionals get the news they need fast.

"The CCH Healthcare Compliance Letter is the compliance professional’s radar screen. It’s an early-warning system so professionals can anticipate and react to situations before they result in potentially significant exposures," said Weissburg.

Availability and Pricing

For more information, to order the CCH Healthcare Compliance Portfolio or to order the Reporter, Guide or Letter separately: call 1-800-435-8878, contact your CCH representative at 888 CCH REPS or visit the CCH web site at

Prices for a one-year subscription are: CCH Healthcare Compliance Portfolio $895; CCH Healthcare Compliance Reporter, $495; CCH Healthcare Compliance Guide, $295; CCH Healthcare Compliance Newsletter, $250.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. For more than 50 years, the company has regularly tracked, reported, explained and analyzed health and entitlement law for healthcare providers, insurers, attorneys and consumers. CCH is the premier provider of Medicare and Medicaid information and publishes the industry standard, the CCH Medicare and Medicaid Guide. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at

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