Compliance Education is required annually for faculty and staff who participate in patient care or reimbursement-related activities.
The annual requirement may be fulfilled in a variety of ways including participation in Learn at Work courses, presentations by the Compliance Educators, and pre-approved internal clinical department presentations. You need to participate in only one of the following options to fulfill the annual requirement.
1. Learn@Work courses:
are available by logging onto: http://LearnatWork.wustl.edu and select OPBC – Annual Compliance Education from your Me page. To search in the Learning Catalog, go to the search bar (upper right of screen) and type in OPBC. It may take up to approximately 40 minutes to complete and provides an overview of the Policy on Compliance with Teaching Physician Billing Regulations, plus a brief introduction to fraud and abuse and medical coding guidelines. For those who do not have access to a computer, a print copy of the course may be requested from the Office of Physician Billing Compliance (OPBC) at 314-747-7661.
****Please note, Learn@Work courses belong to various departments in the Medical School and only those with a title starting with “OPBC” can be used to meet the OPBC annual continuing education requirement. ****
2. Clinical Department Presentations:
The OPBC Compliance Educators present educational programs to the clinical departments as needed or as requested. These presentations offer an excellent opportunity to learn about the specific billing and documentation issues related to each specialty. Attendance at one of these meetings fulfills the annual compliance education requirement.
3. Pre-approved Internal Department Presentations:
Departments may choose to develop their own internal billing compliance presentations geared to their specialty. To receive credit for these programs, all materials including slides and hand-outs must be submitted to the Office of Physician Billing Compliance for pre-approval.