We are governed by the Columbia University Billing Compliance Plan, which has been in place since 1996 and has been amended from time to time. The current version is available under the STANDARDS heading on the home page for the Office for Billing Compliance, along with the Billing Compliance Manual, which sets forth important compliance principles and current University practice. In addition, a link to the Medical Center’s Faculty Practice Revenue Management policies has been posted under LINKS.
Annual Billing Compliance Training is an essential obligation under our Compliance Plan. This on-line training is one of 3 training methods the Office for Billing Compliance has developed for the CU community to choose from: live sessions, audio CD or on-line training (audio CD & DVD available). Every physician, non-physician practitioner or staff member who is involved in the generation or submission of medical claims, as well as in any aspects of revenue management, needs to be trained.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS
You will be asked to provide certain personal information to allow for identification, tracking and communication purposes.
After you complete the login process, the system will automatically take you to the online training home page.
In order to fulfill the education requirement, you will need to choose one of the listed training modules.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- You should try to complete the chosen specialty module before logging out. However, if necessary, you may log off at any time - the system will start your next session from the slide you viewed last.
- You must complete the entire training module to meet the requirement.
- If you do not find your specialty listed, please select another, such as the General Compliance Training or one of the Cross Specialty Training topics such as "Evaluation and Management Guidelines", "Non-Physician Practitioner (NPP) Guidelines", or "How to use the ABN ". Also, there are two training modules for coders.
- Upon completion of the training module, you may request an electronic confirmation that you completed the training.
As members of the Medical Center community, it is our responsibility to act ethically and legally, and to document and bill for professional services appropriately and in accordance with the law.
If you need further instructions or have questions please call OFBC at 212-305-0570 and you will be connected with one of the Billing Compliance Managers.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are new faculty, a new fellow, a resident or a new hire in 2012, you are required to attend a live training session. DO NOT COMPLETE THE ONLINE TRAINING.
The New Hire Training sessions are given twice a month, on Wednesdays in the Hammer Health Sciences Library.
Please click here for training schedule:http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/compliance/new_hire.html