Interview a corporate compliance officer of any healthcare organization and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the organization’s compliance program. You can do this via phone, Skype, in person, or possibly even e-mail. How you obtain the information is your decision.
Some organizations publish their compliance plans on the Web. It is fine to reference web-based resources, but it is essential that you make a connection with the corporate compliance officer to ask questions about his/her background, reporting relationships, and, if they are willing to describe what they believe are the greatest compliance challenges and successes they have faced.
we focus primarily on hospitals and healthcare systems’ compliance challenges. However, the OIG has created compliance guidance for every type of healthcare provider. So, feel free to select any type of healthcare organization to interview and analyze.
In addition to hospitals and healthcare systems, other examples of healthcare organizations include pharmaceutical companies, durable medical equipment manufacturers, health insurers among others. You can search the OIG’s compliance guidance website for other examples.
Prepare a 6-page paper describing the organization’s compliance function. Include descriptions of the qualifications of the compliance officer, reporting relationships, how (or whether) the compliance plan contains the five key … Read the rest