Compliance & Legal
Report fraud, abuse, submitting false claims, or other compliance concerns
If you know of or suspect an act of fraud, abuse, submission of false claims it is your responsibility to report it to Corporate Compliance. We encourage you to report any compliance concerns. To report concerns anonymously and confidentially, call the hotline 1-800-656-7743 (toll free) or submit the form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I report unusual occurrences that involve patients, personnel or visitors in any facility area or department?
You may report using the on-line reporting tool or you may use the incident reporting hotline – 386-2034 (if at WMC – 62034). There is an icon for Incident Submission on your desktop.
Do I need a Business Associate Agreement (BAA)?
Click here for more information about BAA >
What if I have a question about contracts?
Should you have questions or need assistance, please contact Deatra Sellers at (828) 265-5039 or Steve Roark at (828) 266-2483.
What if I need a new contract drafted?
Contact the ARHS Legal Department at (828) 268-8915.
What should I do if I am served with a subpoena/lawsuit?
Subpoena/Lawsuits may require a very quick response. Immediately notify your supervisor and contact the ARHS Legal Department at (828) 268-8915. Failure to timely respond to a subpoena/lawsuit may result in some very negative consequences.
Access patient information only for legitimate business reasons The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), state laws, and our policies prohibit unauthorized access to protected health information (PHI). This means that unless you have a...
A Business Associate (“BA”) is a third party that performs services or functions that require the use of or access to protected health information (“PHI”) for an entity that is covered by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of...
As you know, our policy at ARHS is to report all unusual occurrences involving patients, personnel, or visitors in any ARHS area or department. Any incident that is not consistent with our normal routine, regardless if there is an apparent injury or not should be...