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answers and guidance when unsure about a course of action or situation.  You are encouraged to work with your supervisor, administrator or contact person in addressing or reporting potential concerns or violations.  However, BSOM guarantees your right to discuss or inquire about compliance issues or report suspected violations directly to the Director of Compliance or via the Compliance Hotline.  You may remain anonymous.  You may also contact BSOM Chief Legal Counsel or the ECU Office of Internal Audit with questions or concerns.  

Please note that you must adhere to the ECU Physicians Standards for Documentation and Billing of Professional Services as it relates to all professional services billed by BSOM.  You can access this document at the following link:  http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/bsomcompliance/customcf/policies/Billingstandards.pdf  

In addition, you can access a pocket billing guide that describes documentation requirements for inpatient and outpatient Evaluation and Management Services at the following link http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/bsomcompliance/customcf/Compliance%20brochure%20005980.pdf

Please do not hesitate to contact your supervisor or the BSOM Office of Compliance with any questions related to billing and documentation of professional services.

See the BSOM Office of Compliance website for additional information. You can access this website at http://www.ecu.edu/bsomcompliance/

Important Contact Information for BSOM

Director of Compliance:  Joan A. Kavuru, J.D., R.N.:  744-5200 kavuruj@ecu.edu

BSOM Chief Legal Counsel:  Gregory L. Hassler, J.D., PhD  744-3013 hasslerg@ecu.edu

ECU Office of Internal Audit Hotline:  328-9025

BSOM Compliance Hotline (toll free):  (866) 515-4587 (no caller ID)

False Claims/Whistleblower Suits (Footnote)

The following is a brief overview of the False Claims Act and Government Intervention in such cases as detailed in the Department of Justice (DOJ) memorandum below:

“False Claims Act Cases: Government Intervention in Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Suits”

This DOJ memorandum provides a brief, general overview of qui tam litigation under the

March 17, 2009

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