Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Chief Compliance Officer
Dr. David Raiford
Assistant Vice Chancellor and
Chief Clinical Enterprise
James S. Mathis, JD, CHC, CHP
Director of Compliance
Chris Thomason, MBA, CHC
Asst. Director of Compliance
Kanar A.Kokoy, MPH, RHIA,
Office Assistant IV
Frances N. O'Connor
Since being appointed VUMC’s Chief Compliance Officer in 2009, I have been assessing and managing issues relating to conflicts of interest, overseeing regulatory compliance in the health system, and promoting professionalism.
I feel fortunate to be designated to lead the medical center’s compliance efforts to enhance Vanderbilt’s growing reputation as a national leader. In this position, one of my responsibilities is overseeing the Office of Compliance and Corporate Integrity (OCCI). The OCCI is responsible for ensuring that the clinical enterprise implements and maintains an effective compliance program that includes:
While the medical center’s compliance program is managed by the OCCI, it is the responsibility of everyone to ensure its success by following Vanderbilt’s policies and procedures, which are designed to follow the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the health care industry, and by speaking up when we see instances that fall short of those standards. I look forward to continuing to serve the Vanderbilt community in this capacity and will strive to ensure that VUMC remains a national leader in compliance, ethics, and professional conduct.
The Office of Compliance and Corporate Integrity (OCCI) is charged with identifying and mitigating risks associated with potential violations of the anti-kickback statute, Stark Laws, the Federal and State False Claims Act and various other laws and rules that impact billing, coding and reimbursement for the Medical Center. While the OCCI is involved with a multitude of compliance related functions and responsbilities, the primary focus is compliance with billing and coding.
Office of Compliance & Corporate Integrity
1500 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212-8200
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