Does your practice promote a culture of compliance? Here are 7 TIPS on how to encourage ethical conduct and promote a culture of compliance.

A practice’s culture of compliance should reflect practice values, goals, attitudes and behaviors related to compliance with laws, regulations, rules, standards, the Code of Conduct, and policies.  Your compliance program should promote a compliance culture that creates an environment less likely to have regulatory or enforcement problems.

7 ways to instill a culture of compliance

  1. Use every staff meeting to emphasize the practice’s commitment to legal and regulatory compliance.
  2. Have senior leadership and physicians together deliver the compliance message.
  3. Make sure that all internal matters are handled equitably at all levels of the organization.
  4. Deliver consistent messages to all areas of the practice related to compliance and ethics.
  5. Adopt a hire to retire attitude.
  6. Make employees comfortable with coming forward with legal, ethical or compliance questions.
  7. Reward staff for their adherence to ethical values.

RememberYour practice’s compliance culture should match your compliance goals.