During this era of investigations into fraud and abuse in healthcare reimbursement, providing proof of compliance with federal regulations and guidelines is imperative for healthcare organizations of all kinds. This "proof" takes the form of a well-documented health information management compliance program. To be a reliable defense against potential fraud and abuse challenges, your compliance program needs to be custom designed to meet your organization's unique internal needs and address its specific risks. The model program developed by AHIMA's Fraud and Abuse Task Force provides the firm base required for developing and maintaining a customized compliance program. Based on AHIMA's model compliance program, this new publication provides all the guidance, examples, and information you'll need to design an effective compliance program.