Conflicts of Interest Awareness & Prevention

Course Details:

Category: Diversity, Ethics, and Cultural Competency; Ethics Series

Duration: 30 minutes

Target Audience: All Employees; Providers; Supervisors

Course Overview: A conflict of interest (COI) happens when the professional responsibilities of individuals or an organization have the potential to be compromised by external obligations. In the healthcare world conflict of interests can undercut the quality of healthcare and the well-being of patients. Physicians and medical organizations may compromise their professional responsibilities by pursuing private financial gain. This training is to provide healthcare providers and employees with a clear understanding of the ethical components and responsibilities they have in regard to avoiding conflicts of interest.

Training Includes:

  • Defining Conflicts of Interest
  • Examples of Potential Conflicts
  • Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Laws
  • Stark Law
  • Anti-KickBack Statute
  • Safe Harbor Regulations
  • The Sunshine Act
  • Consequences of Violations
  • Types of Financial Relationships
  • Open Payment Programs
  • Conflict of Interest Policy Components and Example