Columbia University Medical Center - Billing Compliance Program
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Columbia University Billing Compliance Plan                         

Education and Training

The Director of Compliance is responsible for ensuring that the University policies concerning billing are disseminated and explained to faculty and billing personnel. To accomplish that objective, the Director works with the Chief Compliance Officer, the Departments, and any other individuals or entities that handle professional fee billing for University faculty to ensure that there is a systematic and ongoing training program that enhances and maintains awareness of billing policies among existing staff and that introduces new personnel to University billing policies. All training materials directed to billing issues is submitted to the Director for review.

All clinicians and billing personnel should participate in training about billing issues and the Director, working in concert with the Departments, maintains a system to document that such training has occurred. Moreover, if a concern develops about particular billing issues, the Chief Compliance Officer may direct that clinicians and/or billing personnel attend training sessions on particular issues. The training materials will identify the specific individuals who should be contacted by clinicians or billing personnel about billing questions.

Columbia University Billing Compliance Plan
September 9, 1996 (with amendments to October 2003)

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