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Code of Conduct

IPC-The Hospitalist Company has adopted the following Code of Conduct. This Code applies to all employees and Directors. It is the foundation of our company Compliance Program.

  • IPC-The Hospitalist Company is committed to ethical and legal behavior in every aspect of our business. We comply with laws, regulations and policies. We conduct our business in an ethical manner, using sound business and compliance principles. We do not engage in activities that are fraudulent or abusive.


  • We provide a company culture that is committed to providing all employees with sufficient information to comply with laws, regulations, and policies, as well as the resources to resolve ethical dilemmas. We encourage every one in the organization to share concerns or questions when they arise.


  • While all IPC employees are obligated to follow our code, we expect our leaders to set the example and to be a model in every respect.


  • All IPC employees must sign an acknowledgement that they have received the Code of Conduct, understand that it represents mandatory policies of IPC and agree to abide by it. New employees will be required to sign this acknowledgement as a condition of employment.


  • We follow the Compliance Program recommended by the federal Office of the Inspector General. We comply with laws and guidelines related to billing coding, documentation, claims processing, collections, record retention, confidentiality of patient information, anti-kick back statutes, and other similar laws and requirements.


  • All employees must participate in the company's compliance training programs as required for their job and role. All employees must participate in the company's internal and external compliance auditing programs as appropriate.


  • Participation in and implementation of Compliance policies and procedures will be considered when employee performance is evaluated.
Physician and Mid-Level Providers
Billing, Coding, and Claims Correctness
Maintaining Confidentiality of Business and Clinical Information:
Use of Communication Systems
Kickbacks
Conflicts of Interest
Marketing and Advertising
Accepting Business Gifts or Courtesies
Extending Business Courtesies or Gifts to Possible Referral Sources
Reporting Suspected Violations or Compliance Concerns
Internal Investigations and Corrective Action
Consequences for Violation of the Code of Conduct

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