Awareness : Newsletters

CDC Director Fitzgerald Resigns Due to Conflicts of Interest

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Office of U Innovation sponsored a relevant, informative and engaging talk on February 19, 2018, entitled “Rethinking the Meaning of Conflict of Interest in Science,” presented by Ross McKinney, Jr., M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In his presentation, Dr. McKinney stated that “a conflict of interest exists when a primary interest or responsibility is (unduly) affected by a secondary interest or responsibility.” As an institution, we strive to avoid conflicts of interests, and when impossible to avoid, we manage the conflicts through our defined procedures.

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Published in the March 2018 (2018Q1) UHealth Compliance Newsletter

UHealth Compliance Will Now Be Present at Lennar and Kendall

A. Barry Grosse, J.D., Chief Compliance Officer and Joshua Boxer, Executive Director of Regulatory Compliance, are pleased to announce that UHealth Compliance, Office of Regulatory Compliance (ORC) will now be physically present at The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics off-campus locations located at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center (Lennar), and at Kendall.

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Published in the March 2018 (2018Q1) UHealth Compliance Newsletter

U.S. Department of Justice Recovers $3.7 Billion for False Claims in 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the 2017 fiscal year-end results (ending September 30, 2017). The DOJ has obtained more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government.

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Published in the March 2018 (2018Q1) UHealth Compliance Newsletter

Regulatory Implications for Medical Directorship Arrangements

Physician compensation, specifically for medical directorships, based on recent government enforcement actions, can raise compliance concerns

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Published in the November 2017 UHealth Compliance Newsletter

Place of Service (POS 19) Off-Campus Site Visits

In July 2017, the UHealth Medical Compliance, Office of Regulatory Compliance (ORC) began site visits to our off-campus hospital-based facilities to ensure that all UHealth off-campus sites are in compliance with Medicare provider-based regulations. These regulations impose a range of requirements in order to ensure that the hospital-based facilities are properly integrated with the affiliated hospital. The ORC will review the relevant documentation for each site, conduct a physical inspection of the premises, and report their findings to leadership.
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Published in the August 2017 UHealth Compliance Newsletter

Employees Receiving Gifts From Patients or Vendors

Last week the UHealth Medical Compliance, Office of Regulatory Compliance (ORC) received a call from a UHealth employee, who advised that they received a gift card from a very appreciative patient.

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Published in the August 2017 UHealth Compliance Newsletter

UHealth Regulatory Compliance is Here to Help U!

UHealth Compliance is excited to introduce you to our new Regulatory Compliance Team. Over the coming months, we will be working on a number of projects and initiatives throughout the health system. As you may be aware, many of these initiatives are already underway.

As our biographies illustrate, we come from a health law and compliance background.

Read more about some of the projects we are currently working on.


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Published in the July 2017 Regulatory Announcement