implementing Written Policies,

Adopting MedPro Group, Seven Fundamental Steps of a Compliance Plan, create a comprehensive plan that aligns with the following seven steps:

· Element One: Implementing Written Policies, Procedures, and Standards of Conduct

· Devise at least 3 healthcare finance related fraud and compliance policies and accompanying procedures. Your policies and procedures MUST… 

· Explain legal requirements so that employees understand their obligations and how to conform their behavior to meet them

· State your plans on how to encourage managers and employees to report suspected fraud and other improprieties without fear of retaliation

· Should be made easily available (identify in a written statement where and/or how one can access the above policies and procedure)

· Element Two: Designating a Compliance Officer and Compliance Committee to Provide Program Oversight 

· Note; this task was completed with your initial hiring as the new CFO. However, you are to develop a 1-2 page job description in order to seek a compliance officer that will report directly to you.

· Develop the proposed overview of the Compliance Committee that will be chaired by the above compliance officer. Identify the proposed frequency of meetings (simple schedule over a calendar year) (the committee is expected to meet monthly), the preferred number of committee members and the various departments/areas that each member will represent, identify at least six purposes/responsibilities that the committee is expected to carry out and outline the proposed method of communication (during the scheduled monthly meetings and outside of scheduled meetings)

· Element Three: Using Due Diligence in the Delegation of Authority

· This task is completed, as you are the delegated person of authority that oversees the proposed healthcare finance, fraud, abuse and compliance program  

· Element Four: Educating Employees and Developing Effective Lines of Communication 

· Note; this task was partially completed with the above Power Point presentation; however let’s prepare take your work to the next level…

· Develop clear and practical steps that will be taken in order to  disseminate information about the organization’s compliance program and its policies and processes

· Devise a training schedule (identify the frequency of the conducted training’s, identify who will be required to attend) along with an assessment to monitor the effectiveness of the training session. Draft a one-page agenda that outline the proposed topics of discussion that will be covered in the training session

· As a continuation of Element One, discuss how employees can report suspected fraud. For example, you may establish an anonymous reporting contact number or electronic email reporting system. Draft a generic automated response that an individual will receive after submitting a report. This will include a thank you line as a confirmation. The estimated time for a response and a person or number to contact for further assistance

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