November 4-10, 2018
Resources to Help you Celebrate
White Papers and Samples
White Paper: Why Do I Need a Compliance Plan?
How to Convince your CEO Need a Compliance Plan (funny Youtube video)
White Paper: Why Should I Celebrate?
10 Easy Steps to Participate
Sample Press Release – Use this sample press release to announce that your company is celebrating Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week.
Sample emails to send your staff – tips on Compliance, how to announce your daily activities
Sample newsletter to send your staff– customize to announce your participation in CCEW and share information about your Compliance & Ethics plan
How to use the AOPA Co-OP– a resource for coding, compliance, etc.
Compliance Corner Articles, as published in the O&P Almanac – Earn 2 CEs with Each Passing Quiz
How Effective is your Compliance Plan – October 2017 (Take the quiz)
HIPAA Tips – April 2017 (Take the quiz)
Crafting your Compliance Plan – January 2017 (Take the quiz)
Dissecting the Standards – October 2016 (Take the quiz)
Physician Standards – July 2016 (Take the quiz)
Coding Guidelines – April 2016 (Take the quiz)
HIPAA Breach Etiquette – January 2016 (Take the quiz)
Gifting Guidelines – October 2015 (Take the quiz)
Writing Valid ABNs – July 2015 (Take the quiz)
Teaching Professionalism and Ethics during Residency – FREE for AOPA members
Nina Bondre, MPO and John Brinkmann, CPO, FAAOP
Suggestions for providing guidance on ethical principles within a P&O residency. A specific scenario will be presented as an example of how ethical education can occur in the context of clinical practice. The following points will be emphasized:
•The need for a conscious approach to ethical decision making
•The importance of reflective practice, a purposeful approach, a high trust level, and teachable moments
•The importance of real-time feedback on what went well, what could have gone better, and the rationale for a particular decision
•The value of explicit guidance in the form of company policies
How the “Three Amigos” of a Compliance Program— Compliance Officer, Legal, and Human Resources—Can Work Together – FREE for AOPA members
William K. Wong, Sr. Coding & Compliance Educator/Auditor, Providence Health & Services
Walter E. Johnson, Director of Compliance & Ethics, Kforce Government Solutions
Frank Ruelas, Facility Compliance Professional, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health
•Assess and identify how Compliance, Legal, and HR play critical roles in several key elements of a compliance program to include those related to policies and procedures, auditing and monitoring, response and investigation, and enforcement
•Identify and learn how to align the strengths and weaknesses of these three areas so as to optimize their overall, collective contributions to the development of a compliance program.
•Identify risks to mitigate the potential of sub optimization in the level of collaboration among Compliance, Legal, and HR given their respective duties that support an effective compliance program
Gift Giving: Show Your Thanks & Remain Compliant
$99 members/$199 non members. Use the code “member”
• When gifts to referral sources are acceptable
• When gifts to patients are acceptable
• Federal Anti-Kickback Regulations
• Tips for creating a complaint gift giving policy