Compliance Corner: On-Going Training

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MedTrust understands continuing education and training are the first and possibly the most important lines of defense against potential compliance and ethics policy violations. We want our staff to be kept up to date on pertinent literature, regulation changes, compliance trends in their professional field, and frequently asked questions by our corporate and field employees over compliance and ethics issues they have faced on the job.

The on-going training you will find on this page strives to provide you with a more in-depth understanding of your compliance responsibilities as a MedTrust employee and many of the responsibilities within your professional field as well.

Jane witnesses Bob placing a patients medication into his pocket instead of providing it to the patient. She wants to report this incident, but does not wish to sabotage her working relationships on the unit, as Bob is very well liked.

How can she report this incident?

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When you spot a violation or potential violation, you can utilize MedTrust’s anonymous hotline, online reporting through the website, or contacting the Compliance Officer, Human Resources, or your Manager.

Hotline number: 877-582-8167

The reporting form on our website is located on the Anonymous Inquiry page under the Compliance Tab.

 

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Are these Conflict of Interest violations?

 

    1)Mary is selling raffle tickets at work as a fundraiser to support her chosen Political Party.

    2)Jim is currently working for the Government as a Civil Service employee, but would like to pick up extra shifts. He applies to work Per Diem through a contracting agency which staffs at the base. It is written into the agency’s contract they may not hire current Active Duty or Civil Service employees and Jim has declared he has no conflicts of interest to the agency.

    3)Kate thinks her sister would be a terrific manager at her current organization. She understands the company’s nepotism policy, but tells her sister to apply anyhow and leave their relation off of the application. She decides the terrific manager her sister will make, overrides the policy specifications.

The answer to all three is YES. MedTrust’s Code of Conduct provides examples of common conflicts of interest and employee responsibility to report even potential conflicts of interest in order for MedTrust to maintain a fair and honest workplace.

 

 

  • We rely on you to practice sound decision-making and take actions that will preserve an ethical workplace.
  • If something doesn’t seem right, say something. Report it to the Compliance Officer, Human Resources, your Manager, or anonymously using the hotline or    website submission form.
  •  Remember, you are in charge of your decisions. No one, at any level, has the authority to tell you to do something unethical or illegal. If you are ever unsure of the proper course of action, your Compliance Officer can help.

 

The link below will take you to a game module created by HealthIT.gov. The game requires answering HIPAA and information security questions to test your knowledge of best practices and regulations. Each right answer improves your avatar’s medical clinic—adding items like TVs to the break room, new office equipment, and new patients for the practice. Wrong answers present consequences for the clinic’s success. After each round, more detailed information on the right answer is provided in regards to regulations and best practices.

 

http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/cybersecure/cybersecure.html