(Recorded Webinar) Compliance Program Policies and Procedures: Basics and Best Practices
This webinar will identify the key compliance program policies and procedures that every health center should implement, including the rationale for both required and recommended policies and procedures. The presenters will discuss instances in which the compliance program policies recommended by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) intersect with requirements for health centers as federal grantees (Standards of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, etc.), as well as considerations for drafting and implementing such policies.
The presenters will also discuss the development and implementation of policies and procedures to mitigate identified compliance risks in the health center. This section will cover who should develop and implement policies and procedures, monitoring and auditing for compliance with the policies and procedures, and developing training for managers and affected employees.
The presenters will also respond to the most frequently asked questions about policies and procedures, including:
- What policies must the health center’s Board approve?
- How frequently must the Board review those policies?
- Should the Compliance Officer/our lawyer review all policies and/or procedures?
- Do we have to screen our Board members against the OIG, SAM and state exclusions lists and conduct background checks?
- Compliance Officers
- Grants managers
- Board members
After attending this webinar, attendees will be better able to:
- Identify key compliance program policies and develop a strategy to develop/review such policies
- Explain how regular screening Board members for exclusions and final adverse legal actions can help limit legal and financial risks
- Delegate responsibility for policy and procedure development and implementation to the appropriate staff member
Dianne K. Pledgie
As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]
A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]
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