Compliance Services New Employee Orientation. 2009 Compliance Services. Learning objectives. Understand the basics of compliance efforts at VCUHS Be aware of reporting obligations & mechanisms HIPAA overview & application at VCUHS Next Steps. What is Compliance?.
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1) Patient Care
2) Workplace Responsibilities
3) Business Information & Records
4) Conflicts of Interest
5) Competitive Behavior
6) Coding and Billing of Patient Services & Cost Reporting
7) Cost Reporting to the Gov’t & Third Party Payors
8) Contact with External Entities
VCUHS has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for any retaliation
Your manager asks you to change his sister’s record so that she can get an operation covered by her insurance company that otherwise would not be covered.
He explains that this will be between the two of you and that no one else will be able to find out.
As an employee, what are your concerns?
What should you do?
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
If it concerns you,
it concerns us!
Helpline web-based reporting: https://www.compliancehelpline.com/welcomePageVCUHS.jsp
The Health Information Portability & Accountability Act
Other Health Care OperationsTwo Important Acronyms
Allowable because this is considered “treatment” within permitted TPO uses and disclosures.
Do you have the right to look at your own medical record?
What does your screen face?
What do you do with your screen when you leave, just for a minute?
Where do you keep charts?
How do you carry files throughout the environment?
What is written on whiteboards?
Have you implemented “Lock Down”?
Time your screen saver after short idling to lock; requiring a password to unlock
Physical locks on equipment
Encryption of file and folders when saving PHISome Security Considerations
**Abuses result in disciplinary action**
Are you obligated to report unethical or improper conduct?
1. Read, Sign & Return your Employee Integrity Agreement
[Located in the NEO Manual, page 26]
2. Complete the online HIPAA Training
[Located on VCU’s Blackboard site]
Complete this within 30 days of start date