August 2000 AAOS Report
Academy posts compliance plan on AAOS home page
The Office of General Counsel of the Academy has prepared a model compliance program and manual for orthopaedic surgeons. It is designed to serve as a starting point from which orthopaedic surgeons can develop compliance programs and plans for their own offices. The material includes discussions of the Medicare fraud and abuse laws, elements of Aacceptable medical office compliance plans, as well as a model plan for consideration and adaptation by orthopaedic surgeons. It is located on the AAOS home page, www.aaos.org. The Academy's model compliance program and manual reflects the practice in the field as well as the Draft Compliance Program Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices, released by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services on June 7, 2000.