JURI 545 Healthcare Compliance
You are a healthcare consultant in private practice. You have been hired by a smaller, closely-held family medical practice that just opened in Bedford, Virginia, named Peaks of Otter Family Medicine, Inc., a Virginia corporation (“Peaks” or the “Corporation”). Peaks is a full-service family medical practice, and, although it is small now, the physician-owners would love to see it grow to provide medical services to underserved areas and populations throughout Appalachia.
Peaks would like for you to come to its next Board of Directors’ meeting and make a presentation on healthcare compliance programs. In anticipation of the meeting, Sally has asked you to draft a memorandum to the Board that she and the physicians can review in preparation for the meeting. Specifically, the memorandum should address the following:
1. What is a healthcare compliance program and why is it important that Peaks have one?
2. What are the essential elements or components of a good compliance program?
Sally and all of the physicians are evangelical Christians, and their faith is very important to them. They feel that they live it out in their practice. How would their faith impact Peaks’ healthcare compliance program and their view and understanding of it?
Prepare your memorandum using the memorandum assignment template provided. Your memorandum should be in good Bluebook format, contain 1-inch margins, use 12-point Ariel or New Times Roman font, be double-spaced (with footnotes, if used, in a smaller font, single-spaced, and indented), and follow the formatting of the memorandum assignment template provided.