NHCC Compliance Program
Nassau Health Care Corporation (NHCC) has instituted a vigorous compliance program that is intended to promote ethics and integrity in the workplace and to prevent and detect wrongdoing of any kind, including but not limited to fraud, waste, and abuse in its organization relating to Federal and state health care programs.
NHCC Code of Ethics Applies to Everyone Associated with NHCC
To this end, NHCC has promulgated a Code of Ethics, a set of general principles to which NHCC expects every member of the Corporation, every Director, Officer, Clinical Practitioner, Employee (full-time and part-time), student, and volunteer to strictly adhere. Additionally, NHCC expects all of the Corporation’s contractors, vendors, consultants, and other agents to comply with the NHCC Code of Ethics as a condition of doing business with NHCC.
Employees Are Required to Report Suspicions of Wrongdoing; Reports Can Be Made Anonymously; No Retaliation for Good Faith Reporting
To assist NHCC in meeting its legal and ethical obligations, any employee who reasonably suspects or is aware of any wrongdoing on the part of any member of the Corporation or any NHCC contractor, vendor, consultant, or agent is required to report such information to his/her supervisor, to a member of the NHCC Executive Staff, to NHCC’s Chief Compliance Officer, or via the NHCC No-Caller ID Compliance Helpline (see below). Any NHCC employee who reports such information will have the right and opportunity to do so anonymously and will be protected against retaliation for coming forward with such information both under NHCC’s internal compliance policies and procedures and Federal and State law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, NHCC retains the right to take appropriate action against any employee who has participated in a violation of Federal or State law or of NHCC policies and procedures.
Patients and Others Are Encouraged to Report Suspicions of Wrongdoing
In order to help us provide our patients and nursing home residents with the very best of quality care, NHCC strongly encourages any patient, nursing home resident, contractor, vendor, consultant, agent, visitor, or other person who reasonably suspects or is aware of any wrongdoing by anyone at or on behalf of NHCC to report such information to NHCC’s Chief Compliance Officer or to call the NHCC No-Caller ID Compliance Helpline.
NHCC Will Investigate All Reports of Suspected Wrongdoing
NHCC obligates itself to investigate any suspicions of fraud, waste, or abuse swiftly and thoroughly through its internal compliance programs and processes. If NHCC determines that a violation of its Code of Ethics or other wrongdoing has occurred, NHCC will implement an appropriate corrective action plan, including disciplinary action against wrongdoers.
Key NHCC Compliance Program Contact Information
Chief Compliance, Privacy & Ethics Officer
Megan C. Ryan, Esq.
Tel: (516) 296-2389
HIPAA Information Security Officer
Tel.: (516 572-6616
Pager: (516) 651-5455
Equal Employment Officers
Maureen Roarty & Corinne Imbert-Faria
Tel.: (516) 572-6301
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Patient Safety Officer
Dr. Paul Mustacchia
Tel.: (516) 296-3280
NHCC NO-CALLER ID COMPLIANCE HELPLINE: 572-5800