New Employee Orientation Information for newly hired providers Memorandum FROM: Maryann C. Palmeter, Director of Physician Billing Compliance TO: All New Faculty and Allied Health Professionals, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville SUBJECT: New Employee Orientation Materials The Office of Compliance welcomes you to the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. The College of Medicine is committed to ensuring that its billing practices are fully compliant with all federal and state laws and regulations. Accordingly, the College of Medicine has established a comprehensive billing compliance plan to assist you with submitting accurate billing to federal and state health care programs (including Medicare, Medicaid and CHAMPUS). As a health care provider for the College of Medicine, you have primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with the plan. Attached to this memorandum is a package of information that is designed to acquaint you with the plan and that contains the following items: University of Florida Billing Compliance Plan (05/08); University of Florida Teaching Physician Billing Policy (03/20); University of Florida Code of Conduct (02/21); Billing Compliance and Corporate Responsibility Hotline (02/21); Remedial and Disciplinary Action Memo (01/17); Federal and State False Claims Laws (02/21) Departmental Compliance Leaders Certificate of Receipt Please take the time to review these documents in detail and direct any resulting questions to your departmental compliance leader. It is vital that these documents be reviewed as soon as possible. Once you have reviewed these documents, we ask that you complete the certificate of receipt signifying that you will comply with the standards set forth in these documents. Instructions for returning the certificate of receipt to the Office of compliance are included on the certificate itself. We are glad that you have chosen to join our team and look forward to working with you. Please feel free to contact your departmental compliance leader or the Office of Compliance (904) 244-2158 with any questions you may have regarding billing compliance.