It is estimated that some $67 billion to $230 billion of healthcare-related spending is lost to fraud, waste or abuse each year.
Mount Kisco, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
WeComply, Inc., a leader in web-based ethics and compliance training for employees, has announced the release of a new course on "Medicare Compliance." This course enables organizations providing healthcare or administrative services under a Medicare Advantage (Part C) and/or prescription-drug plan (Part D) to fulfill the federal requirement to train all employees annually on compliance awareness, conflicts of interest, and the prevention of fraud, waste and abuse.
The course provides an overview of the Medicare system and the compliance requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It includes a discussion of conflicts of interest and the giving and receiving of gifts and business courtesies. Finally, it addresses the issues of Medicare fraud, waste and abuse with explanations of the pertinent federal anti-fraud laws, the penalties for fraud, and the methods that employees can use to report instances of fraud, waste or abuse that they encounter.
“It is estimated that some $67 billion to $230 billion of healthcare-related spending is lost to fraud, waste or abuse each year,” said Mike Pallatta, WeComply CEO. “This is obviously a huge problem and, accordingly, CMS requires that organizations providing healthcare or administrative services train their employees on these issues annually. WeComply’s Medicare Compliance course is an excellent way for these organizations to keep their employees properly trained -- and fulfill the CMS requirement.”
For more information on WeComply’s Medicare Compliance course, please visit http://www.wecomply.com/ethics-training/829519-medicare-compliance-training-courses-classes.
WeComply is a leading provider of customizable online compliance training solutions, offering more than 70 courses on such topics as anti-corruption, antitrust, Code of Conduct, data privacy and security, discrimination and harassment, healthcare compliance, insider trading and whistleblowing. For more information, visit http://www.wecomply.com.