Focus on Compliance Workbook

NEWLY UPDATED VERSION AVAILABLE - JULY 2015

In the current business and regulatory environment, there is an important connection between compliance and profitability. Regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over HME providers are increasing enforcement activities at an unprecedented pace.

Efforts to encourage compliance programs for the HME sector date back to 1999, when the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services published a model compliance program for HME providers. More recently, 2010's Affordable Care Act makes having a compliance program a mandatory requirement for any provider who bills Medicare.

AAHomecare has developed the Focus on Compliance Workbook to help HME providers develop their company’s compliance program. The workbook, produced under the direction of AAHomecare's Regulatory Council, provides guidance and sample forms covering these important areas:

  • Written standards and procedures

  • The compliance officer

  • Employee training

  • Means for employees to report misconduct

  • Processes to investigate reports of misconduct and take corrective action

  • Enforcement through disciplinary action

  • Ongoing monitoring

More details on material covered in this 80+ page workbook can be seen in the Table of Contents

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Companies in the HME sector wishing to demonstrate their commitment to ethical and transparent business practices are also encouraged to adopt AAHomecare's Code of Business Ethics.

For more information on the workbook, please email Kim Brummett at kimb@aahomecare.org or call her at 202-372-0750.