Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week Resources


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?
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.

AOPA’s Code of Interaction: AOPA adopted this voluntary Code on relationships with U.S. healthcare professionals.

Measuring the Effectiveness of a Compliance Plan: On January 17, 2017, a group of compliance professionals and staff from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) met to discuss ways to measure the effectiveness of compliance programs. This document is the result of that meeting.

Compliance Corner Articles, as published in the O&P Almanac – Earn 2 CEs with Each Passing Quiz

Business Associates and Agreements – April 2018 (Take the quiz)
Compliance Issues and Facility Accreditation – January 2018 (Take the 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)

2017 Webinars

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