The Deficit Reduction Act, 2005. Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. In the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) Congress, for the first time, has mandated healthcare providers to have a compliance program.
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In the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) Congress, for the first time, has mandated healthcare providers to have a compliance program.
The federal government has, for many years, encouraged health care providers to have compliance programs, built on the federal sentencing guidelines.
Under the DRA, a compliance program is now a requirement for all providers or organizations that pay out over $5 Million in Medicaid payments each year.
To comply with the DRA, as it is written, healthcare entities must:
*A handbook is defined as an organized area within the agency that defines the compliance expectations and is readily available to all employees. Our “handbook” information is located within the policies and within the compliance plan both which are located on the “s” drive.
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Policies & Procedures
Information relative to fraud and abuse, whistleblowers’ protections and detecting and preventing fraud and abuse is available:
The False Claims Act applies when an organization or person:
The False Claims Act Defines:
Protections for People Who report false claims:
When in doubt, point it out!