Interactive Training combines Technology, Expertise To
Ensure Healthcare Compliance In Convenient, Cost-effective Way
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., April 19, 2000) CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading
provider of health law and compliance information, and Ernst & Young have announced
the release of their new interactive web-based, healthcare compliance training tool: ComplianceEdge
definitive compliance training system, ComplianceEdge, delivers to the desktop
CCHs authoritative healthcare compliance law analysis and Ernst & Youngs
world-class educational training and healthcare consulting expertise to provide a
compliance training solution to healthcare providers.
The distance training capability is highly convenient and cost effective since ComplianceEdge
is Internet-based, it can be accessed any time from anywhere a user has browser
capabilities. Delivered to the desktop, ComplianceEdge also reduces classroom time
and allows flexibility in the choice of training environment.
"Leveraging the power of Ernst & Youngs award-winning LEAP
technology, ComplianceEdge Internet-based program efficiently reaches a wide range
of healthcare personnel from coding clerks to top executives and provides
detailed coverage of compliance responsibilities at each functional level," said CCH
product manager Daniel J. Weissburg, Esq.
Hospital Series Launches ComplianceEdge Line of Training Tools
The Hospital Series is the first training segment released by ComplianceEdge,
with comprehensive coverage of compliance issues relating to hospitals and ancillary
providers often owned or operated by hospitals.
Training in the Hospital Series spans the spectrum of compliance issues
including governance, coding, billing, cost reporting, emergency department, physician
relationships, home health, hospices, skilled nursing facilities and patients rights.
Upcoming series include Physicians, Managed Care and Pharmacy.
ComplianceEdge lessons and courses were developed by subject area experts at Ernst
& Young and CCH in consultation with an advisory board comprised of compliance
officers who provide a frontline perspective on effective practices and expert insight on
ComplianceEdge uses the power of Ernst & Youngs LEAP technology
and interactive Internet technology to create a practical experience that allows each user
to learn at his or her own pace. The distance training capability is efficient and
cost-effective, especially for hospital systems with multiple locations and employees on
ComplianceEdge provides freestanding, self-paced lessons that can be taken over
time. Each lesson, which takes about an hour to complete, includes a pre-test to assess
the users starting level of knowledge, the actual lesson on compliance requirements
in specific areas and a post-test to assess comprehension upon completion.
Well-documented training is critical for providers to demonstrate a commitment to
compliance, both to a providers management or board and to government and
accreditation agency auditors. With this in mind, ComplianceEdge generates
comprehensive, customizable reports.
"With healthcare compliance a top government priority, its critical for
those with financial and compliance responsibility within healthcare organizations to
reduce liability exposure by ensuring that effective, uniform, dedicated compliance
training is in place," said Weissburg.
For More Information
For more information on ComplianceEdge, contact Daniel J. Weissburg at CCH at
(847) 267-2145, Ernst & Young Product Sales at (800) 726-7339, or visit the ComplianceEdge
web site at www.complianceedge.com
for more information and an online product demonstration.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served
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 standards, the CCH Medicare and Medicaid Guide and the CCH Healthcare
Compliance Portfolio. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH
web site can be accessed at www.cch.com.
The CCH Health web site can be accessed at
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is the leading integrated professional services firm
in the United States and among the leading firms in all major U.S. markets. Globally, they
employ more than 85,000 professionals and have than 660 locations in over 130 countries.
Ernst & Young is the fastest growing professional services firm, providing services in
all major industries. Their Compliance practice is one of the countrys largest
consulting practices to employ attorneys, former compliance officers and accountants with
operational and legal expertise in all areas of compliance. Their Global Learning
Solutions practice provides training solutions both to internal and external clients with
expertise in performance change, instructional design, and instructional technology.
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Editors Note: Members of the media interested in reviewing ComplianceEdge
may contact Leslie Bonacum at (847) 267-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.