Corporate Compliance is a management system which is designed to detect and prevent violations of the law, develop & maintain internal controls to promote adherence to federal, state and local laws, and to ensure employees demonstrate appropriate ethical conduct. Compliance is important to ensure that illegal activities do not divert Medicaid dollars that could otherwise be spent to safeguard the health and welfare of Medicaid beneficiaries.
Inappropriate interactions between staff and consumers; Inappropriate business interactions between co-workers; Inappropriately documenting services; Information not related to IPOS or cloned documentation; Billing for services that have not been rendered; Any instance where it appears a staff person is using a consumer for personal benefit – exploitation; Any confidentiality violations of HIPPA, the Michigan Mental Health Code, or 42 CFR Part 2 (Substance Use); and anything that appears irregular, suspiciously inaccurate or inconsistent in regards to regular organizational standards.
Reports can be made multiple ways. If reporting anonymously, the compliance team requests that enough information is provided for an investigation to be thoroughly conducted (names, dates, suspected violation, etc).
Each year the Compliance Office receives a number of complaints that may not be within the scope of Compliance. Please still report your concern in efforts to error on the side of caution; as these complaints will be referred to the appropriate MCCMH Division for handling. The compliance staff will be happy to clarify any questions or concerns at the time of report.
This section will be an ongoing tool for Monthly Update/blurb