With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its amendment in 2010, Congress for the first time mandated that medical practices adopt a compliance plan. Not doing so exposes a practice to potential False Claims Act liability for failure to prevent or identify improper federal health care plan claims and payments.
This guide will help you and your practice define the roles of a compliance officer and develop and implement a compliance plan that will work for small, medium, and large groups.
Released: April 17, 2013
Expires: April 17, 2016
This course is appropriate for physicians, residents, and students in all specialties.
Upon completion of this self-study program, readers should be able to:
1. Define the key components necessary for an effective compliance plan for their practices needs;
2. Apply the appropriate measures in complying with the new regulations passed for a mandatory
compliance plan; and
3. Identify the key staff member(s) who will act as a compliance officer.
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation to obtain credit.