Compliance Interview:Question: Develop an interview agenda (about 10 questions, with appropriate citations in APA format) and be certain to consider not only your prior experience as you make a list of your questions but also a careful ear and eye for hints of the type of compliance issues present with your new employer such as their focus on the proposed Treasury regulations section 501r, on charitable Hospital Organizations, FDA Red Flag Rules, Accounting control over Recovery Audit Adjustments, Privacy and HIPAA, Consumer Collection Laws. Also, develop for each question the Compliance Officer’s response and appropriate reference citations in APA format. In addition to the standard approach to agenda development (list of topics, estimate of time for each item to be discussed, and any written material that you would like to have the Compliance Officer review prior to the meeting) be aware of the meeting time and the politics of the office.
The position of a compliance officer ensures that an organization in general, departments and individuals comply with laws, regulations, and policies. The officer is in charge of conformity coordinates and implements a compliance plan of the organization. The health care industry is one of the most regulated industries. Administrators in the health care industry are expected to champion respect, but also to be politically sensitive to the changes surrounding policing and regulation of the health care industry. The Office of Compliance monitors and advises the administration on compliance issues. Candidates for the post of a compliance officer ought to exhibit satisfactory awareness of the developments and changes surrounding regulation and policing of the health industry. The following are interview questions to help determine the qualification of candidates to fill the position of a Compliance Officer in our institutions. Questions are accompanied with expected response from the Compliance Officer.
How important do you perceive new developments in 501(C) (3) of the Affordable Care Act to a Charitable Health Organization like ours?
One of the reasons as to why the organization is rumored to be subjected to Compliance Integrity Agreement (CIA) is exhibited weakness in formulating and implementing policies. Some of these policies originate from the provisions provided in the Affordable Care Act. As the compliance officer, my role is to ensure that the organization does operate within the existing regulations. The following are some of the crucial points that the Corporate Compliance Plan will cover.
Conducting Community Needs Assessment.
Final regulations of the section (501) (r) (3) (A) state that health organization is only deemed compliant with section (501) (r) (3) if it maintains there exist a working strategy that ensures the facility remains compliant to the health needs of a community as developed by CHNA. The health center must clearly define the health community that it is working in. The working definition entails geographical positioning, targeted population, and the primary responsibilities or roles of the health organization (IRS, 2015, p. 5). From the definition, the hospital should not exclude any medically underserved individuals, and low-income persons living among the target population. Assessing health community needs begins by identifying the various health needs of the community hospital that operates within. The identification is followed by prioritizing the most significant health needs. Hospital management should then identify…