Office of Compliance and Corporate Integrity
The mission of the Office of Compliance and Corporate Integrity (OCCI) is to build and maintain a culture of compliance that encourages employees, faculty, students, and its agents to conduct MSM's education, research, and clinical activities with the highest standards of honesty and integrity in order to continue to lead the creation and advancement of health equity. All faculty, staff, Residents and students at Morehouse School of Medicine and Morehouse Healthcare assume the responsibility for conducting their operations and activities in adherence to the laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures that affect their respective roles.
Code of Conduct
The MSM Code of Conduct and Ethics provides a non-exclusive summary of ethical and legal principles for members of the MSM community based on compliance requirements applicable to MSM's activities. Except as otherwise stated, it does not replace any existing MSM policies with more comprehensive policies and procedures. The Code of Conduct and Ethics will be provided to all MSM employees who will be required to attest to their understanding and agreement to abide by the Standards of Conduct outlined in the Code.
Billing and coding compliance is the role of everyone involved in the delivery of healthcare. Compliance monitors coding and billing strategies and audits medical records to guarantee that documentation supports the information reported in medical claims.
Morehouse Healthcare shall comply with all applicable federal and state healthcare billing laws and regulations and shall be responsible to ensure that all billing and associated services are consistent with applicable statutes, regulations and program requirements involving Federal and State health care programs including guidance issued by the Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services and other government regulatory agencies including guidance and the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA").
Research Overview & Integrity
OCCI is committed to advancing a culture of ethics, integrity and compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies which govern academic and clinical research through awareness programs, policies and procedures, monitoring, responding to non-compliance and appropriate oversight.
MSM supports the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine's research integrity initiative which states that "Integrity in research integrity means that the organizations in which research is conducted encourage those involved to exemplify these values in every step of the research process: planning proposing, performing and reporting their work: reviewing proposals and work by others; training the next generation of researchers; and maintaining effective stewardship of scholarly record." (NASEM 2017)