Medical Office Compliance
This course will explain responsibilities and liabilities in a medical office. Review numerous case examples and receive guidance on compliant patient communication, reporting a breach and more.Lack of training and knowledge is not a valid defense in a federal audit. Don’t get caught off guard. Even honest mistakes can result in huge fines. Participants will walk away with the knowledge and tools to perform a practice Gap Analysis and Risk Assessment.
4 Reasons to Attend
This class will explain all the compliance responsibilities and liabilities in a medical office. Examples of cautionary areas: billing for claims with no assignment of benefits on file, selling a photocopier without wiping patient data stored in memory, or listing employees as salaried to avoid paying overtime wages.
- Learn how to determine whether a breach has taken place along with notification protocols.
- Every office that submits claims to a third-party payer must be compliant.
Course provides guidance on fraud and abuse, HIPAA and OSHA compliance.
- Instruction on the 7 elements of compliance that every practice must have in place.
- Review the 3 major compliance risk areas: Medicare, HIPAA, and OSHA
- Learn the 7 elements of compliance that every practice must have in place
- ADA rules and how to apply them in your practice
- How to perform a risk assessment
- Areas of weakness that could result in fraud investigations
- What to do when an auditor makes contact with your office
- Appropriate clinical documentation for compliance with payor and regulatory guidelines
- Compliance efforts that could reduce or minimize the adverse effects of fraud investigations
- Why you should obtain an ABN every time
- Evaluate all HIPAA-compliant patient communication
- How to handle a breach when it is discovered
- Prevent, eliminate or reduce workplace hazards
- Emergency/disaster preparedness to ensure patient and data safety
- Explanation of penalties for non-compliance
Who Should Attend
Content is relevant for providers, billing professionals, office managers, consultants, and anyone seeking a better understanding of medical office compliance guidelines.
This is a basic-level class. Content assumes some experience working in a medical office.
What to Bring
A course manual will be provided. No supplementary materials are required for this course.
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