Government enforcement initiatives are changing the face of health care, forcing the creation of compliance programs in all types of health care facilities. As a result, thousands of new positions for compliance professionals and personnel have emerged, and in fact the compliance profession has begun to differentiate itself within the health care industry. The first book to address this new profession, The Guide to Professional Development in Compliance will be an essential resource for anyone planning to enter or already working in a compliance role. Assuming the role of a compliance officer brings not just technical challenges For The design and implementation of a program, but also tremendous management responsibilities and needs for performance measurement guidance, role clarification and career advancement strategies. Each of these important issues will be addressed by experts in the field, who will provide detailed, practical guidance. Illustrating the discussions in each chapter are relevant case studies, historical examples, or experiences of the authors.Heller, Jan C. is the author of 'Guide to Professional Development in Compliance' with ISBN 9780834218741 and ISBN 0834218747.