Hometown Health Centers is a federal Public Health Service employee. It receives US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS)deemed status regarding certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). For further information please visit:
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Welcome to Compliance & Governance at Hometown Health Centers!
Compliance is a fancy way to say, “Hometown Health cares”! We bring our personal best using compliance for customer service, providing great health care, and wisely using resources. Here you’ll find information about our values, mission, and how we look out for you and your family. Thank you for making Hometown Health part of your life!
"SEE SOMETHING? YOU MUST SAY SOMETHING. IT'S THE LAW."
Hometown Health Centers sometimes requires the services of carefully screened vendors and consultants. They are selected through a competitive bidding process to provide needed quality products and services at a fair price. In working with Hometown, vendors and consultants cannot be listed on any government Exclusion List. Anyone doing or wishing to do business with Hometown will be checked against government Exclusion Lists before being retained and during the period in which a service or product is used. It is illegal for any vendor or consultant listed on a State or Federal Exclusion List to do business with an entity participating in the Medicare, Medicaid, or other State or Federal healthcare programs.
In addition, each vendor, consultant, staff member, and board director must be committed to the highest ethical standards. This includes abiding by Hometown’s Compliance Program. To read Hometown’s Compliance Manual click here.
Concerns regarding waste, fraud, abuse, and ethical violations must be reported. Anyone who does so is protected under state and federal law. You cannot lose a contract, be fired from your job, demoted or denied a promotion at work, or removed as a board director for making a report.
If you’re a patient and see something suspicious, you’re strongly encouraged to report it. Patients cannot be denied affordable and timely access to quality care for reporting a concern. It is illegal.
Corporate Compliance Manual - Hometown Health Centers commitment to corporate compliance.
Board Resolution - Compliance is supported by the Hometown Health Centers Board of Directors.
Board Bylaws - Hometown Health Centers Organization ByLaws.
Whistleblower/Anti-Retaliation State and Federal Laws Protecting Staff, Vendors, Consultants, and Board Members