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Enforcement of Disciplinary Standards
The OIG recommends that MPOs broadly publicize
disciplinary standards and make them readily available to all
employees. The enforcement of disciplinary policies helps
to create an organizational culture that emphasizes ethical
behavior. To achieve this, MPOs must thoroughly document
each instance involving the enforcement of disciplinary standards. MPOs should also check (at least annually) full and
part-time employees, contractors and clinical staff members
against government sanctions lists, including the OIG' s List
of Excluded Individuals /Entities (LEIE) and the General
Services Administration' s Excluded Parties Listing System.

Conclusion

A successful Program addresses the public and private
sectors' mutual goals of reducing fraud and abuse; enhancing MPO operations; improving the quality of health care
services; and reducing the overall cost of health care services.
Attaining these goals benefits the healthcare industry, the
government, and patients alike. Compliance programs help
MPOs fulfill their legal duty to refrain from submitting false
or inaccurate claims or cost information to the Federal health
care programs or engaging in other illegal behavior.

It is highly unlikely that the implementation of a Program - even a highly effective one - will completely eliminate improper or unethical conduct from the operations of
MPOs, given the industry's complex operating environment
and constant state of flux. However, an effective Program
demonstrates an MPO's good faith effort to comply with
applicable statutes, regulations, and other Federal health care
program requirements, and may significantly reduce the risk
of unlawful conduct and corresponding sanctions.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------George Bodenger, Esq., holds a law degree from
Temple University James E. Beasley School of
Law, an M.B.A. from Drexel University, LeBow
School of Business, and a B.S. degree from The
Pennsylvania State University. His firm, Law Offices
of George W. Bodenger, LLC, is a boutique
legal practice providing specialty legal services to physicians
and other healthcare professionals, with over 20 years of
experience in healthcare transactional and regulatory matters,
third party payor disputes and governmental investigations.

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