Corporate Compliance

The Community of Brookmeade, through our subsidiaries and affiliated entities, is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and conducting our business with integrity and in compliance with applicable Federal and state laws and regulations. To this end, we have a Compliance Program in place that we expect all employees and all persons and entities with which we contract to comply.

As part of our Compliance Program, we have a Code of Conduct that provides general guidance relating to conducting business with honesty and integrity. The Code also provides certain compliance standards regarding referral activities, the provision of services, and the billing of those services. The Compliance Program provides a mechanism which allows us to identify potential compliance risk areas, address questions and concerns, and implement corrective action, as necessary. We have appointed a Compliance Officer to oversee the day-to-day activities of the Compliance Program and to perform appropriate audits.

In addition, we are required to comply with the terms and conditions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (the “Act”). In accordance with the Act, we are required to establish written policies for all employees and contractors and agents that provide detailed information about the Federal False Claims Act, Federal administrative remedies for false claims and statements, the New York State false claims provisions, state penalties (both civil or criminal) for false claims and statements and whistleblower protections under such laws, and the role of these laws in preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in Federal health care programs.

We appreciate your continued cooperation with our Compliance Program. We also welcome you to take a moment and browse the many areas associated with our corporate compliance program such as quality initiatives, infection prevention, patient safety office, care enhancement team and Patient Bill of Rights.

If you have any questions about our Compliance Program, or if you seek further information about it, please feel free to call our Compliance Officer at (845) 876-2071 x346.

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct is meant for all employees, physicians, volunteers, and other representatives of The Community of Brookmeade, as well as vendors, suppliers, and independent contractors. The reason for the code of conduct is to create a standard of conduct and an ethical environment that demonstrates The Community of Brookmeade’s system-wide emphasis on compliance with all policies and procedures, as well as state, federal, and administrative regulations. In a work environment safety and quality thrive when that teamwork and respect for others is the standard.

All persons associated with The Community of Brookmeade have an obligation to behave in ways that merit the trust and confidence of peers, as well as the general public.  It is expected that this Code of Conduct will be discussed and applied to the entire spectrum of responsibilities of all health professionals, including but not limited to, management, clinical and administrative staff, licensed independent practitioners, governing body members, employees, volunteers, and independent contractors.

The Community of Brookmeade’s Procedures:

  • Legal Compliance: The Community of Brookmeade shall strive to ensure all activities are in compliance with all state, federal, local, and administrative regulations.
  • Confidentiality: All employees shall actively protect and safeguard confidential, sensitive, proprietary information, and protected health information in a manner designed to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of such information, in accordance with HIPAA and Hi-Tech laws.
  • Business Ethics: The Community of Brookmeade commits to the highest standards of business ethics and integrity.
  • Intimidating and/or Disruptive Behavior: The expectation is that all employees, physicians, volunteers, and other representatives of The Community of Brookmeade are held to the highest standards of conduct in all areas related to their employment.  Inappropriate conduct of any kind, including but not limited to, disruptive, discourteous, disrespectful, abusive behavior, or any other behavior deemed inappropriate will be subject to disciplinary action based on the circumstances of the situation.
  • Response and Discipline: The Community of Brookmeade is committed to creating and fostering a culture in which compliant behavior is encouraged and supported.  Those who violate The Community of Brookmeade standards of conduct, compliance policies and procedures, or any law, rule, or regulation under which The Community of Brookmeade operates will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Code of Compliance: To keep in mission and values of The Community of Brookmeade.

Corporate Compliance Hotline
(845) 871-1396

The Community of Brookmeade Corporate Compliance provides the Hotline as a service to its directors/trustees, officers, managers, employees, medical staff, contractors, volunteers, patients, and family members to confidentially report information regarding suspected misconduct, fraud and abuse, or any other legitimate concerns.

Information provided to the Hotline is treated confidentially and privileged to the extent permitted by applicable law.