Healthcare Compliance Committees

Healthcare Compliance Liaison Committee

To enhance communication and understanding of the standards of billing and other healthcare related compliance issues, each department has designated a faculty member to serve as liaison to the compliance officer and represent the department as a voting member of the USC Healthcare Compliance Committee.  The department liaison serves as the focal point for compliance-related communications and will work closely with the department’s faculty, billing staff and departmental monitors to achieve consistent regulatory compliance and implementation of the USC Healthcare Compliance Program.  Department liaisons are expected to attend all compliance committee meetings or send the alternate in order to achieve a quorum at each meeting.

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Hospital Compliance Committee

The Hospital Compliance Committees (HCC) are responsible for assisting the USC compliance office with overseeing the hospitals’ compliance and ethics program and implementing additional compliance principles identified by the OIG in its hospital model compliance program guidance.  More specifically, the HCC is charged to:

  1. Identify and prioritize compliance risks at USC hospitals
  2. Assist with the development of compliance policies and procedures
  3. Develop tools and other resources to assist hospital staff in learning and complying with compliance and ethical standards, policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  4. Assist with identifying and monitoring compliance risks, including those found within billing, quality and risk management
  5. Track and trend hospital reports of potential compliance issues
  6. Ensure prompt investigation of potential compliance issues and implementation of appropriate corrective action
  7. As appropriate, recommend and/or implement solutions to address potential or actual identified risks