Professional Integrity Office
USF Health
Patricia (Patsy) Bickel, CPA, MBA
Compliance and Privacy Officer
Director, Professional Integrity Program

Welcome to the USF Health Professional Integrity Office website.

Our mission is to be a resource to the USF Health community in conducting our education, research and patient care activities legally and ethically. Our focus is on healthcare services Billing Integrity and HIPAA Privacy.

We strive to:

  • Provide credible guidance and effective education/training on healthcare services billing integrity and HIPAA Privacy topics;
  • Monitor compliance with related regulations and completion of indicated improvements and corrective actions;
  • Draft and recommend Standard Practices and Procedures that promote best practices;
  • Promote the USF Health Professional Integrity Program and Code of Conduct.
I invite you to browse this website to learn more about the USF Health Professional Integrity Program; Code of Conduct; important standards and regulations that apply to our activities; and contact information for those who assist the USF Health community in meeting various legal and regulatory requirements
If you have questions or wish to report a concern or potential problem regarding the Code of Conduct, Standards of Conduct, Billing Integrity or HIPAA Privacy Topics, you may contact:


Some content on this website is meant for internal use and requires a USF Health password.  If you are a USF Health employee or student and are unable to access information at this site, please contact the USF Health IS Support Desk at 974-6288 or visit the USF Health IT website.