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Corporate Compliance

ASBM has in place a comprehensive corporate compliance program. The program is designed to detect and prevent fraud, waste and neglect and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing the provision of services and maintenance of documentation by the Agency.

As part of its corporate compliance program, ASBM provides notice to its employees that certain provisions of the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733), the Administrative Remedies for False Claims (31 U.S.C. §§ 3801-3812), and New York State law prohibit fraudulent conduct relating to claims under Medicaid, Medicare and other government programs.

Civil penalties and criminal sanctions can be imposed against any person for violating these laws. Under some of these laws, a person may initiate a claim for recovery on behalf of the government. Individuals who report suspected violations of these laws (so-called “whistleblowers”) may not and will not be retaliated against by ASBM.

All employees are required to carefully review and strictly adhere to the policies that are a part of the corporate compliance program. In addition, employees are required to report any act or omission by any person that could be a violation of the program or any circumstance that appears to be non-compliant with the Agency’s obligations regarding the provision of services and maintenance of appropriate documentation. Staff may bring any such report to the attention of an Agency supervisor or call the report into a Hotline number. The Hotline number has been established in order to provide employees the opportunity to report activity inconsistent with the Agency’s compliance policies. This number should not be used to register complaints or make suggestions on human resources or other issues. The Hotline number is 718-307-7845. The compliance hotline is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Employees may also contact the Compliance Officer, Veronica Stephens, directly at any time.

Any employee who fails to comply with the Agency’s corporate compliance program or violates any policy encompassed by the program will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


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