The Board of Directors of Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCI) has adopted a compliance program to assure that RPCI consistently complies with applicable federal and New York State laws and regulations relating to its activities, including its professional and Institute (hospital) billing activities.
The mission and objectives of RPCI’s compliance program include: (i) the establishment of standards and policies to describe compliance expectations and protect good faith participation in compliance program activities; (ii) the creation of a system for efficient dissemination of information relating to statutes, regulations and agency guidelines relevant to the professional and business operations of RPCI; (iii) the establishment of a structure that encourages employees and others to report and seek resolution of concerns; (iv) the establishment of processes and procedures to prevent both accidental and intentional noncompliance with applicable laws, to detect such noncompliance if it occurs, to correct such errors and discipline those involved in noncompliant behavior and to prevent future noncompliance.
Designation of Compliance Officer. The RPCI Compliance Officer is Kathleen Mastrobattista, RHIT, CHC. (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Compliance Officer works with the Counsel for Regulatory Compliance, Marianne Hanley, Esq. The Compliance Officer and the Counsel for Regulatory Compliance report on a regular basis to the RPCI Board of Directors on the activities of the Compliance Department.
Prevention of Violations. The Compliance Program is intended to prevent violations of applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards by educating RPCI’s physicians, management, employees and agents on legal, regulatory and ethical requirements, and providing answers to questions. All RPCI employees are encouraged to seek advice from appropriate resources, including the Compliance Officer, whenever they are uncertain as to the proper course of action in matters involving legal, regulatory or ethical issues.
Detection and Reporting of Violations. RPCI’s compliance program is also intended to detect and correct violations or potential violations of applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards. It is the obligation of each physician, director, officer, employee or agent of RPCI, consistent with RPCI’s commitment to compliance, to report promptly any compliance issues that come to his or her attention.
Compliance Hotline. RPCI has established a telephone Hotline for reporting instances of misconduct or non-compliance. The Hotline number is (716) 845-3566. The Hotline may be used to anonymously report suspected instances of non-compliance.
Non-retaliation. It is the policy of RPCI that no individual shall be retaliated against or intimidated for good faith participation in the Compliance Program and/or reporting compliance issues to governmental agencies or officers as provided in federal or State law.
Corporate Compliance Team
Marianne E. Hanley, Esq.
Counsel for Regulatory Compliance
Kathleen Mastrobattista, RHIT, CHC
Direct Dial: 716-845-8413
Compliance Hotline: 716-845-3566
Kelly Felton, RHIT