In the last tip of our series, called The Comeback Story: 9 Compliance Resources to Level Up Your Practice, I shared why studying the OIG Federal Register is necessary to build an effective compliance program.
But, another resource created by the OIG that needs to be reviewed is:
Developed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), this free educational resource was created to help healthcare providers, practitioners, and suppliers understand the health care fraud and abuse laws, and the consequences of violating them.
How to Use It:
The educational materials found on this web page will serve to jump start your compliance program, and help you involve your employees in the process. The following are areas that you can use immediately in your practice, which include:
As you can see, the OIG does a good job of taking the guess work out of compliance processes. My personal favorite is the “Provider Compliance Training” section of the web page. The presentation materials and webcast section is very informative, and gives you solid information as to the areas that should already be included in your plan.
Remember, it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel. You can use these materials to help you tailor the right compliance program that fits your specialty. This is especially true because the government wants to see you utilizing the plan, and not just allowing it to “collect dust” on your shelf.
**The opinions and observations from the group/author are not a promise to exempt your practice from fines and penalties. Research, modify and tailor the advice to fit your specialty
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