Week 2 Assignment: Federal Laws and Regulations

Federal Laws and Regulations

 

In this assignment, you will identify the specific compliance topic you will use for your course-long topic. This topic can be related to any compliance issue facing healthcare organizations. To guide your topic selection, search “Heath Care Compliance Issues (add the current year)” on the internet and review the Health Care Compliance AssociationLinks to an external site.‘s blogs, resources, and press releases.

Also, you may review the current issues outlined by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector GeneralLinks to an external site. for government investigations and memorandums. Topics range from upcoding to increased reimbursement, billing for services that did not occur, hiring fraud, health privacy invasion, technology hacking, antitrust violations, medical error or malpractice, whistleblower protections, and so on.

Your paper should:

1.      Present the most up-to-date information on your topic. Legislation, regulations, and policies evolve over time. Original legislative acts are often revised.

2.      Recognize situations where compliance direction is required.

o    Explain the reasons why this topic is significant.

3.      Apply current regulatory requirements to specific healthcare organizations.

o    Provide an example of how this topic has affected a healthcare organization, provider, or patient.

4.      Identify specific areas of concern for fraud and abuse in healthcare organizations.

o    Identify a specific compliance topic.

5.      Analyze the impact of the way regulations have increased the need for compliance officers and compliance programs.

o    Provide an example of how this topic has affected a healthcare organization.

6.      Write the assignment using APA style for in-text citations and references.

o    Determine the proper application of APA formatting requirements and scholarly writing standards.

7.      Write clearly and logically, with the correct use of spelling and grammar.

o    Apply the principles of effective compositions.

o    Determine the proper application of the rules of grammar and mechanics.

Additional Requirements

Length: A minimum of 5 –7 double-spaced pages, not including title and reference pages. Title pages and reference pages do not count in the page count of a paper. Avoid direct quotes.

·         This paper should have an introductory paragraph to introduce the chosen topic.

·         The paper should include salient points related to the topic choice.

Font: Times New Roman 12-point.

References: Cite at least three references from peer-reviewed journals, in addition to your text.

Format: Use current APA style and formatting. See APA ModuleLinks to an external site. for help.

 

 

Grading Guidelines / Requirements:

 

1.      Recognize situations where compliance direction is required.

 

–          Your paper MUST Recognize situations where compliance direction is required, providing a rationale for the need.

     

2.      Apply current regulatory requirements to specific health care organizations.

 

–          Your paper MUST Apply current regulatory requirements to specific health care

organizations.

 

3.       Identify specific areas of concern for fraud and abuse in health care organizations.

 

–          Your paper MUST Identify specific areas of concern for fraud and abuse in health care organizations, strengthening position with examples.

 

4.      Analyze the impact of the way regulations have increased the need for compliance officers and compliance programs.

 

–          Your paper MUST Analyze the impact of the way regulations have increased the need for compliance officers and compliance programs, providing examples from the readings.

 

5.       Write following APA style for in-text citations and references.

 

–          Your paper MUST follow APA style for in-text citation, quotes, and references without errors, and uses current reference sources.

 

6.       Write clearly and logically with correct use of spelling and grammar.

 

–          Your paper MUST Be Written clearly and logically, using evidence to support a central idea, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; the paper contains supporting examples for the main points.

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