CORPORATE COMPLIANCE SMMC CODE OF CONDUCT
I recognize and am fully dedicated to advancing SMMC’s commitment to full compliance with all Federal, State and other governmental health care program requirements, including its commitment to prepare and submit accurate claims consistent with such requirements.
I will comply with all Federal, State or other governmental health care program requirements and with SMMC’s policies and procedures relating to SMMC’s Corporate Compliance Program, including the requirements set forth in the Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) to which SMMC is party.
I will promptly submit accurate information for Federal health care cost reports including, but not limited to, the requirement to submit accurate information regarding acute available bed count for Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment, if my job duties require me to submit such reports.
I will report to the Compliance Officer and my supervisor any suspected violation of any Federal health care program requirements or of SMMC’s Compliance Program policies and procedures.
I have the right to use the Disclosure Program by calling the Compliance Hotline or reporting incidents to the Compliance Officer. SMMC is committed to non-retaliation and will maintain, as appropriate, confidentiality and anonymity with respect to such disclosures.
I understand that non-compliance with Federal health care program requirements and SMMC’s Compliance Program policies and procedures, and failing to report such violations, could result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
I am responsible for acquiring sufficient knowledge to recognize potential compliance issues applicable to my duties and for appropriately seeking advice regarding such issues.
I will not offer or give nor accept any bribe, payment, gift, or thing of value to any person or entity with whom SMMC has or is seeking any business or regulatory relationship. I will promptly report the offering or receipt of gifts to my supervisor or the Compliance Officer.
I will not engage in any financial, business, or other activity which competes with SMMC/County business which may interfere or appear to interfere with the performance of their duties or that involve the use of Company property, facilities, or resources, except to the extent consistent with the SMMC/County Incompatible Activities and Outside Employment policy.
I will cooperate fully and honestly with internal audits and monitoring programs to help assure that our compliance is maintained with all applicable federal/state regulations, the Joint Commission standards, and hospital system-wide policies.
TO REPORT VIOLATIONS, CALL THE COMPLIANCE HOT LINE: (800) 965-9775
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