Roles and Responsibility of Compliance Office for Hospital System: Assignment
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Memo1MemoTo: ChairmanFrom: Compliance OfficersCC: Board of DirectorDate: 19thJune 2017Re: Roles and responsibility of Compliance Office for the hospital system.1.The following are the roles and responsibilities of Compliance Officer:The role of a compliance officer, sometimes known as Compliance manager, is to make sure thatthe company is conducting the business in full compliance with all national and internationallaws and regulation which pertain to a specific industry, as well as professional standards,accepted business practices and internal standards.DUTIESThe duty of compliance officers are as follows:To link the number of relevant authorities, laboratories, companies as per the descriptionmention.To develop, initiate, maintain and revise the policies and procedures for the generaloperation of a compliance program as well as its related activities.
Memo2To consult with the corporate attorney that help them to resolve the problems related tocompliance issues.To act as an independent review as well as the evaluation body by which to ensure thatthe compliance issues were being appropriately resolved.To provide the report on a regular basis so that it will keep in touch with the CorporateCompliance of the board as well as senior management for the operation and the progressof the efforts.To establish and provide direction of the compliance hotline.To ensure proper reporting of the violation that is authorized by the enforcementagencies.To work with the HR Department so that to develop an effective training program for thenew employees in the organizations as well as the ongoing training for rest of theemployees and the manager.Monitoring compliance program performance and relates it to a continuing basis that willtake an appropriate step to increase its efficiency.Report to Board of DirectorThe Compliance Officer is an independent officer so it report to the Board of Director and thestructure that would be in compliance with the purpose of sentencing guidelines. A report wasmade in 2010 in the US where a panel that consists of representatives from the U.S. told that thecompliance officer should directly report to the Board of Director and not directly to the General
Memo3officer. Also at the same time, in conference of the DOJ Assistant Attorney General LannyBreuer said that they should directly access the board of directors, telling that the complianceofficer should not report directly to the General Manager it should directly report to the Board ofDirector.2.The Stark law was enacted in 1989 and it was effectively started in 1stJanuary 1992. Theultimate purpose of this law was to ban the self-referral for the services of cliniclaboratory. Similarly, the Stark law prohibits the entities for making a claim for thepayment in the Medicare program for the clinical laboratory services that furnishes underthat prohibits referral. Later, in 1993 the expansion of Stark Law I was enacted and on 1stJanuary 1995 the Stark Law II was started. The purpose of this law was to extend theservices of additional health care.Stark Law is a set of US federal laws that prohibits the physician self-referral, moreimportantly for the physician of the Medicare patient of that entity which providedesignated health services (DHS) if the physician has a financial relationship with itsentity.The term "referral" define as the request by a physician for the medical services as wellas for the request of establishment plan care by a physician that include the provisionsrelated to health services for other services. DHS includes the client laboratory services,physical therapy services, occupational therapy services, services related to radiology,radiation therapy services, and home care health services and in and out patient hospitalservices. These includes the relationship between the ownership, investment interest, andthe arrangements related to compensation.