Do You Have a Medical and Healthcare Compliance Plan
Experienced San Diego Healthcare and Medical Practice Attorneys
Every healthcare related business and medical practice in the State of California (and across the nation) is required to have a “Medical and Healthcare Compliance Plan.” The requirement to develop and maintain a Compliance Plan is rooted in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Affordable Care Act (or ACA) and is part of a well conceived and executed governance and compliance strategy.
Every healthcare business and medical practice needs a strong and reliable legal partner to help them remain compliant with all federal, state and local regulations as well as California’s extensive and complex commercial laws. The costs of developing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Medical Compliance Plan are nothing when compared to the significant risks, penalties, losses and expense of non-compliance.
The Watkins Firm will help your firm to develop and manage a Healthcare and Medical Compliance Plan which will ensure your practice or business is compliant with all legal, professional and ethical standards required of a medical practice or healthcare related business.
What is Covered by a Medical and Healthcare Compliance Plan?
The Watkins Firm Medical and Healthcare Compliance plan establishes the policies and procedures, management practices, employee handbook, internal processes and the checks and balances necessary to define appropriate actions and conduct, ensure education of all professionals and staff, and ultimately achieve full compliance.
What does “Compliance” Cover?
Medical practice and healthcare compliance plans cover all aspects of patient care, billing, reimbursement, referrals, managed care, HIPAA, OSHA and Cal/OSHA, Medicare and Medi-Cal requirements and standards. Your Medical Practice and Healthcare Compliance Plan must ensure everyone in your organization understands and adheres to all federal, state, local and private payer healthcare requirements.
In addition, your compliance plan will help to protect against allegations or actions of fraud, abuse, waste, records exposure, irregularities or other potential sources of liability.
The Watkins Firm works with you and your entity to establish the standards of conduct and work culture which fosters the prevention of violations while detecting and resolving issues and actions which do not conform to the laws, regulatory requirements, policies or ethical standards established within the Medical and Healthcare Compliance Plan.
The Watkins Firm will help you to avoid the fines, penalties, reputational damages and even exposure to criminal charges associated with compliance violations.
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Our medical practice and healthcare clients value the extent of the relationship we share with our clients. We are able to provide sound advice and counsel on many business and practice-related issues. We are a single source for employers and medical businesses and support their efforts in everything from contracts to compliance and dispute resolution.
We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Watkins Firm or call today for a complimentary and substantive consultation at 858-535-1511. Learn more about bringing your Medical and Healthcare Compliance Plan up to date and the cost-effective and timely services we provide to add consistent value to our medical and healthcare clients.