What Organizations Are Entitled to Self-Disclosure?

Posted By: Bret S. Bissey, MBA, FACHE, CHC, CMPE / May 1, 2015

All healthcare providers who are subject to the civil monetary penalty statutes are eligible to self-disclose under the self-disclosure protocol. Obviously, there are some parameters there as far as making sure that providers self-disclosing have done their homework, they know what the issue is and they understand what they’re getting into. They’re going to be cooperating with the government. They understand that there are going to be questions to be answered. There’s going to be an initiative to action from the healthcare provider’s standpoint to address the matter within a 90-day period.

Bret S. Bissey, MBA, FACHE, CHC, CMPE

Prior to joining MediTract, Mr. Bissey was the SVP, chief ethics and compliance officer at UMDNJ, where he successfully led the compliance program to adherence with a rigorous five-year Corporate Integrity Agreement with the DHHS/OIG that occurred following a Deferred Prosecution Agreement. Prior to UMDNJ, Bissey served as the director of the Regulatory Compliance Practice at IMA Consulting, the chief compliance and privacy officer at Deborah Heart and Lung Center (operating under a CIA) and the VP of compliance at Cabot Marsh/QuadraMed. Mr. Bissey earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in marketing and healthcare administration from Wilkes University. Mr. Bissey is a frequent national speaker on healthcare compliance and is the author of The Compliance Officer’s Handbook. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (CHC), American College of Medical Practice Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.