Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is committed to implementing and maintaining an effective, comprehensive compliance program designed to prevent, detect and correct violations of laws, regulations, and institutional policies. To that end, MSM has adopted an institution-wide Compliance Program which provides a framework for MSM compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations in areas including, but not limited to, HIPAA, billing and reimbursement, the Federal Anti-kickback Statute, the Prohibition on Physician Self-Referrals (the Stark law), conflict of interest disclosures and research, and accreditation standards under LCME, SACS, DGME, ACCME, and JCAHO.
The Compliance Program is designed to prevent accidental or intentional noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations; to detect such noncompliance, if it occurs; to discipline those involved in noncompliant behavior; and to prevent future noncompliance, and has the full support of MSM’s Board of Trustees. The program assists MSM’s management at all levels in maintaining and enhancing an environment where ethics are paramount in both strategic and operational decisions throughout the institution, and was developed to incorporate the seven required elements of an effective compliance program as described by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and recommended by the Office of Inspector General in its compliance guidance. The Compliance Program affects all areas of MSM institutional operations, and all staff, faculty, residents, students, trainees, and contractors of MSM are expected to participate in the Compliance Program and abide by its requirements.