Physical Therapy Compliance Program2020-12-30T11:33:58-05:00

Ethics and Compliance Program
For Your Private Practice

Compliance is constantly evolving with annual updates, new information, and changes to laws that require practice owners to keep informed in order to keep compliant. Why do you need compliance for your private practice? Because it helps your practice detect and prevent violations of rules – which protects you, your patients and your practice.

Program Description:

A Compliance Program helps your company detect and prevent violations of industry standards, rules and regulations. Physical Therapy private practice providers are federally required to implement a tailored comprehensive compliance program. This training includes 6 courses detailing all of the essential components necessary to meet well beyond the minimum standards necessary. Providers will also gain the knowledge and skills needed to properly address potential violations and improve clinics’ overall compliance in the course of daily operations. This robust compliance program will ensure, through meaningful and case-specific education, that you have all the necessary tools, resources and guidance to implement effective internal controls. Application of resources provided in this program will ensure compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and state and federal laws.


This course includes training on:

  • 7 essential elements of a compliance program and clinical best practice
  • Establishing company culture and developing an effective risk management plan
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and how to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • How to detect and prevent Fraud, Waste and Abuse 
  • Employee OSHA and safety training as well as workplace education on harassment and discrimination 
  • Comprehensive Documentation and coding guidelines

Reference materials Included:

Compliance Policies

Safety/OSHA Manual

HIPAA Manual

After Completing this Course, you will be able to:

  • Detect compliance problems, properly investigate violations and ensure meaningful reporting structures within your clinic
  • Implement incident reporting measures and guidelines  
  • Understand the complexities of how to prevent violations of Anti-Fraud laws including the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback and Stark Laws
  • Recognize penalties for fraud including civil and criminal enforcement
  • Ensure the safety of all HIPAA privacy and security rules
  • Apply reasonable safeguards for all PHI
  • Identify areas of your cybersecurity including physical and technical safeguards 
  • Have greater insight into the Breach Notification Rule
  • Avoid all forms of workplace Harassment and Discrimination
  • Prohibit all forms of workplace retaliation and workplace violence 
  • Prevent conflicts of interest
  • Appropriately respond to staff receiving gifts or courtesies
  • Ensure appropriate policies are in place
  • Perform internal monitoring 
  • Conduct meaningful compliance training and education for your staff

Who this Course is for:

  • PT private practice owners
  • Clinicians
  • Physical Therapy Office Administrators/Managers
  • Compliance, Privacy and Security Officers