Wk 1 discussion – ethics and compliance
The health sector is particularly important in terms of ethics and compliance, due to the huge amount of money involved with providing medical services. If proper procedures were not implemented, parties could easily take advantage of those who are vulnerable or benefit financially through fraud, waste or abuse. For instance, one party may use healthcare data manipulation to maximize their reimbursements. Another may bill for services they never provided.
Clear policies and standards help ensure all stakeholders are able to trust one another, which is critical when it comes to making decisions about treatment plans or patient safety. A good oversight system allows administrators to identify problems with financial transactions early on, before they escalate.
In order to protect patients and ensure accountability, it is important that the health care field implements strong ethical standards along with solid compliance measures.