Rules & Regulations
We expect that all of our staff abide by a code of conduct, rules, and regulations to ensure that our valued patients receive the best care possible from honorable and expert physicians and caregivers.
Hartford HealthCare has a value system in place which allows us to successfully achieve our mission. These values, which drive our daily work actions, include Caring, Safety, Excellence and Integrity. Things like truth, compassionate care and treating individuals with respect and dignity are the basis for our value system.
The Code of Conduct is an important part of our values. They spell out our expectations for how we should conduct ourselves in the work place, with all parties.
The Prevention of Fraud and Abuse Policy and the Purchase Order Terms and Conditions Policy inform employees, contractors and agents of Hartford HealthCare regarding Hartford HealthCare's efforts to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in the healthcare system; to provide general information of the federal False Claims Act; to describe the remedies and fines for violations that can result from certain types of fraudulent activities; and protections for reporting individuals.
In addition, federal law prohibits the acceptance of any item of value (remuneration) made directly or indirectly, in cash or in kind, that may induce or appear to induce the purchase or referral of any kind of health care goods, services, or items reimbursed by a federal or state health care program (Medicare and Medicaid). Consequently, the acceptance of any such gifts is strictly prohibited.
Hartford HealthCare has adopted clear standards of behavior to ensure activities and business interactions conducted by and on behalf of the HealthCare are in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations relative to business gifts and other gratuities.