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Certified Compliance Auditor Program

The SFCA's Certified Professional Compliance Auditor (CPCA) credential addresses the ever-growing compliance requirements of government laws, regulations, rules, and guidelines. Medical practices, public and Insurances need staff who can develop, organize, manage, and direct the functions of a compliance department. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) indicates compliance programs will become a mandatory condition of enrollment in the federal healthcare programs. The requirement was confirmed by Daniel R. Levinson of the Office of Inspector General in his testimony to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health on Sept. 22, 2010.

As an individual holding the CPCA credential, you have demonstrated an understanding of the key requirements necessary to effectively develop, implement, and monitor a healthcare compliance program for your practice based on governmental regulatory guidelines — including internal compliance reviews, audits, risk assessments, and staff education and training.

The CPCA is a healthcare compliance credential that can take your career to the next level.

How Much Does a CPCA Earn?

Because a CPCA helps a practice, public, Insurances and HHS or healthcare organization manage increased scrutiny of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse and the impending requirement for mandatory physician practice compliance programs, they are an important part of keeping physicians free from legal issues. They are well compensated for their compliance expertise in many other areas of healthcare, as well.


According to our recent Salary Survey, the average salary for the medical coding professional averages at $70,426. Obtaining the CPCA credential can help you to earn much more; they make $90,043 annually.

CPCAs will have demonstrated knowledge of:


  • The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) compliance guidance for individual and small group physician practices, clinical laboratories, and third-party billing companies

  • Compliance program effectiveness

  • Key healthcare fraud and abuse laws including the False Claims Act, Stark Laws, and Anti-kickback Statute, including the associated penalties

  • How ACA will affect medical practices

  • Other laws and regulations including HIPAA, Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)

  • Handling investigations, including self-disclosure protocols

  • Requirements under Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) and Certificate of Compliance Agreements (CCAs)

  • Current investigative activities, such as Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Medicaid fraud control units (MFCUs)

  • Various risk areas including items such as gifts/gratuities, conflicts of interest, use of advance beneficiary notices, teaching physicians’ guidelines, and incident-to services.

This is privately owned Industry based training program and curriculum may include more than above written overview.


SFCA offers employment assistance to graduates, consisting of job lead referrals and job skills development. While
completing training program, SFCA will assign you unlicensed auditor job at pay rate of $5.00 - $20 hourly under licensed auditor, we make assurance, of future employment too. 

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