Achieving Quality Care
Through Compliance

Click here to read a message from Mr Hoffman: The Cost of Non-Compliance.

March 13, 2018: Mr. Hoffman will be presenting at the 24th Annual
Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Health Law Institute. The session topic is:
"Codes of Conduct: Do They Really Prevent Unethical/Illegal Conduct?"

March 6, 2018: Mr. Hoffman presented at the Elder Justice Roundtable in Harrisburg, PA. The presentation focused on elder abuse investigations in long-term care facilities.

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December 2015 – My final thoughts
Over the last two years, I have written about numerous topics, including discharge planning, medication issues, informed consent, and medical directorship. I have attempted to identify issues that intersect Compliance and Quality concerns, not only in the hospital setting, but in nursing homes and assisted living facilities as well.

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David HoffmanHealthcare providers continue to be confronted with multiple challenges: higher acuity levels, shrinking reimbursement, a national nurse staffing shortage, more stringent and complex regulations, and increased litigation. As a result, the struggle to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements often appears to be an uphill battle. This is especially frustrating to owners, administrators, clinical staff, and researchers who aim to go beyond compliance to provide innovative care and services. In some instances, patients in institutional settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes or assisted living facilities, may be at risk based upon the failure of providers to adequately address basic care needs.

David Hoffman & Associates provides a proactive approach to compliance, viewing clinical and financial operations as well as clinical research programs through a legal lens to:

  • create a culture of compliance
  • conduct an evaluation to assess the degree of compliance
  • collaborate with the provider to develop a plan for compliance
  • identify organizational strengths and develop an action plan that helps organizations realize their fullest potential

Creating a culture of compliance is accomplished through a customized plan that includes varying degrees of the following:

  • evaluation
  • education
  • customized action plans
  • discussions with regulators

The development of systems to provide quality care to vulnerable populations requires meaningful quality improvement efforts that systemically monitors organizational and clinical processes of care and is constantly revising these processes based upon clinical and regulatory outcomes. David Hoffman & Associates brings legal and clinical expertise in addressing these difficult issues.

David Hoffman is the President for The Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (EPGS), a multidisciplinary group of health professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers and attorneys, and is the regional affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). EPGS is dedicated to the goal of advancing high standards of clinical care and quality of life for elderly individuals.