Regina Stefanelli Achieves Certification in Healthcare Compliance
Oversees that services are delivered with integrity and in conformance with regulatory, accreditation and ethical standards
December 5, 2013
Regina Stefanelli, CHC
Rebecca Arsenault, president and CEO of Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) is pleased to announce that the organization’s Compliance Officer Regina Stefanelli, has successfully completed the Compliance Certification Board’s (CCB) Certified in Healthcare Compliance examination, thus earning the “CHC” designation.
A CHC is a professional with knowledge of relevant regulations and expertise in compliance processes sufficient to assist the healthcare industry to understand and address legal obligations, and promote organizational integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs.
The purpose of certification is to promote healthcare compliance through the certification of qualified healthcare compliance professionals by:
• Recognizing those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the CCB and pass the Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) Examination;
• Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of healthcare compliance; and
• Providing a national standard of requisite knowledge required for certification; thereby assisting employers, the public and members of the health professions in the assessment of a healthcare compliance professional.
Stefanelli earned her Juris Doctor degree at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. Prior to that she was a visiting student at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon earning a certificate in environmental and natural resources law. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Stefanelli joined FMH in November 2011. As compliance officer she oversees that clinical and business services are delivered with integrity and in conformance with regulatory, accreditation and ethical standards. This involves developing standards, coordinating compliance training and education, conducting or arranging internal audits, identifying compliance issues and trends, and investigating and resolving compliance complaints.
Founded by the Health Care Compliance Association in 1998, the Compliance Certification Board exists to develop criteria for the determination of competence in the practice of healthcare compliance at a variety of levels and to recognize individuals meeting these criteria.
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