Policy and compliance documents serve as a key element to an effective compliance program.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General calls for policy and other compliance related documents in its Compliance Program Guidance documents. As part of an effective compliance program, healthcare organizations must have policy and compliance documents in place to support the compliance program and its activities. In addition, the Compliance Program Guidance documents highlight specific high-risk areas that must be addressed through policy documents.
Policies and procedures establish a standard and process related to a specific law, regulation or business operation. The policies and procedures included in Policy Resource Center address major healthcare laws, including HIPAA, HITECH, FCA, AKBS, Stark Law, EMTALA, as well as high risk areas including, billing, coding, claims submission, clinical research, patient care and cost reports, and business operations, including the compliance program, IT security, network and communication.
Compliance auditing and monitoring plans (CAMPs) are ready-to-use plans to audit and monitor high risk areas. Each CAMP covers a specific business or operation area and links to any applicable laws, regulations or requirements. These ready-to-use plans can be tailored to your organization.
Supplemental compliance related documents, such as committee charters, forms, agreements and position descriptions increase the effectiveness of your compliance program. These documents support operation and can supplement policy documents. These compliance documents can be tailored to your organization.
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