MedStar Family Choice is committed to complying with federal and state laws and regulations. This educational notice is intended to provide you with information on laws pertaining to the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse, in accordance with the requirements of the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. This document also describes the procedures in place within MedStar Health and MedStar Family Choice for detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse.

The MedStar Health Office of Corporate Business Integrity (OCBI) provides all MedStar Health facilities with compliance oversight, billing integrity support, occurrence reporting and resolution, and training and education. In addition, MedStar Health’s Internal Audit department conducts routine independent audits of business practices, and all financial managers are required to attend training on the Financial Manager’s Code of Ethics and reporting obligations.

Associates (employees), physicians, contractors and patients are encouraged to report privacy, financial reporting, and other compliance concerns by calling the MedStar Health Integrity Hotline toll-free at 877-811-3411. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and calls will be confidential.

Associates (employees), physicians, contractors, and patients can also email OCBI at Retaliation for reporting an actual or potential violation or problem in good faith, or for cooperating in a compliance, legal, or other investigation, is expressly prohibited by MedStar Health policies.

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