The Provider Self Disclosure Protocol (SDP) and the OIG- Compliance: Self - Reporting to OIG - When should this happen and how to do it
Friday, January 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PST)
This training on OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol will help the attendees understand the changes to the SDP process. Attendees will learn the mechanics of filing an SDP and the risks of not self reporting.
Why Should You Attend:
The release of the revised SDP offers new incentives for facilities to self report, but also grants greater enforcement sanctions to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The Department of Health and Human Services believes that there are both legal and ethical standards that require entities to use a self report system. Facility leaders confronted with potential exposure need familiarity with the revised SDP, the process and procedures of self reporting together with examples to aid them in determining the advantages and disadvantages of using the SDP.
Attend this 90-minute webinar to understand the framework of the revised SDP, learn the mechanics of filing an SDP, learn the risks of not self reporting and learn how the use of an SDP can help you enhance or better your compliance program.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- Is disclosure required? HHS says that often there is a legal duty or ethical duty to report violations.
- The better question: Is there an advantage to self reported disclosure?
- Creates a presumption that a good, solid compliance program is in place.
- Can reduce monetary penalties.
- Provides flexibility in the return of any overcharges.
- Speeds up case resolution and management.
- Avoids Corporate Integrity Agreements.
- What if I do not self report, will things go hard on my facility?
- Who may use the SDP?
- What conduct or action falls under SDP?
- What conduct does not fall under SDP?
- What must be submitted if a facility self reports general violations?
- Eleven elements required.
- What must be submitted in a case of false billing?
- What must be submitted in a case involving an Excluded Person?
- Resolution of SDP matters.
Who Will Benefit:
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to decision-makers in Nursing Homes, SNFs, Medical offices, practice groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, insurers, business associates (shredding, data storage, systems vendors, billing services, etc). The following personnel will benefit from attending this webinar:
- Compliance director
- Nursing Managers
- Information Systems Manager
- Chief Information Officer
- Health Information Manager
- Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
- Office Manager
- Contracts Manager
Laura S Hargraves, MS CCC- SLP RAC-CT; has been working in all aspects of HealthCare Industry for the past 28 years. Ms. Hargraves has been providing compliance and oversight of documentation to meeting changing guidelines during this period. She has a background in education, which helps her maximize her ability to communicate these changes to the various professionals that she works with.
She is a specialist in Documentation/Compliance/Audits and Reviews. Professional Presenter on topics related to Medicare, MDS 3.0, Documentation.
In April of 2013 of the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services issued new procedures, the SDP, or Self Disclosure Protocol, for facilities to self report various violations. Knowledge of these procedures supports your teams compliance goals . If there is a need for self-reporting it indicates that your teams compliances program is working.
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