The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 requires Somerset Medical Center, as a health care provider, to maintain policies and procedures that contain detailed information about federal and state laws that address fraud, waste and abuse in federal health care programs. The law also requires that these policies be available and applicable to medical center contractors and agents. To that end, vendors and other contracted agents should access the policy below and make it available to their employees.
As a Somerset Medical Center contractor or agent, you are required to review, become familiar with and abide by our Corporate Compliance Program, including our Code of Conduct.
Under the FCA, it is a violation to knowingly submit a false claim to the government. All employees, contractors or agents of Somerset Medical Center with knowledge of potential fraud and abuse situations must report such situations through either of the following methods:
Contact Somerset Medical Center's Compliance Officer/Corporate Compliance Office at 908-704-3799 or call the confidential Somerset Medical Center Compliance Hotline at 1-877-888-4810.
Retaliation or retribution for reporting issues "in good faith" is prohibited at Somerset Medical Center.
It also is important to be familiar with Somerset Medical Center's Corporate Compliance Program and to uphold and comply with the standards outlined in our Code of Ethical Conduct.
Should you desire additional information about our Corporate Compliance Program, please contact our Compliance Officer at 908-704-3799.
Somerset Medical Center has contracted with VCS (Vendor Credentialing Service), a third party vendor credentialing company, to control vendor access, as well as track and monitor vendor credentials as required by State and Federal law. All vendors seeking to do business with Somerset Medical Center, and whose services are performed, in whole or in part, on-site, must (1) register with VCS, and (2) obtain a VCS identification badge when an on-site visit at Somerset Medical Center is necessary. The cost for VCS’s credentialing services is paid by the vendors seeking to do business with Somerset Medical Center.
Vendors should contact VCS at (281) 863-9500 and select option 1, or go to www.vcsdatabase.com and register as a representative or a company to enroll in this required credentialing program. Additional information may be obtained from Somerset Medical Center’s Director of Purchasing at (908) 252-4040.