Program Mission Statement
Triad Healthcare Network (THN) understands a strong compliance an ethics program is core to developing accountability and transparency. Additionally, THN understands that participation in federal programs is a tremendous responsibility and is committed to following the best practices and guidance from the United States Sentencing Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
It is the policy of THN to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. In addition, it is the policy to have a Code of Conduct that is reviewed and approved by the Board of Managers, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Company, and by the Corporate Compliance and Integrity Committee.
THN’s Board of Manager’s adopted its compliance and integrity program (Program) in 2016. The Program is an integral part of the THN’s business operations and practices. THN’s Compliance Officer (CO) provides reports concerning the Program to the Board of Managers.
The Program is designed to educate all THN’s Board of Managers, employees, ACO Participants, ACO Providers/Suppliers, and others acting on behalf of THN, hereafter known as the “workforce” on ethical behavior in the workplace; on the applicable THN policies, legal requirements including federal and state laws and regulations, their related accreditation requirements; raise awareness of questionable conduct; monitor compliance; and provide effective mechanisms for reporting suspected violations.
THN’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Compliance Plan (Plan) is part of the Program. The Plan aligns to CMS requirements. (42 CFR §§ 425). This Plan may be supplemented by parent Company (Cone Health) policies and procedures as needed. These policies and procedures may be found on www.connects.conehealth.com.
Anonymous Reporting Helpline
THN has a system in place to receive, record, respond to and track compliance questions or reports of suspected or detected noncompliance or potential FWA from its workforce. The Compliance & Privacy Helpline below is available 24 hours a day. Reporting systems maintain confidentiality (to the greatest extent possible), allow anonymity if desired (e.g., through telephone helplines or mail drops), and emphasize the THN’s policy of non-intimidation and non-retaliation for good faith reporting of compliance concerns and participation in the compliance program.
Compliance & Privacy Helpline:
Compliance Program Contacts
Frank Riccardi, VP, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, frank.riccardi @conehealth.com, 336.832.6943