The success of our corporate compliance and ethics program relies on high-level oversight from our board of directors and senior management, as well as buy-in, support and accountability from employees. Listed below are the committees and individuals who support our compliance and ethics program.
- The audit committee of our board of directors provides regular guidance regarding the direction of the company’s compliance and ethics program. In addition, the committee receives regular reports on the status of the compliance and ethics program. Our chief compliance officer has a direct reporting line to the audit committee.
- The compliance committee monitors the compliance and ethics program and is comprised of members of senior management and other key leaders within the LHC Group family. The compliance committee receives reports on the various audits and investigations performed by the compliance department.
- Our chief compliance officer oversees the compliance and ethics program and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the organization. The chief compliance officer helps ensure that the board of directors, management and employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies, that company policies and procedures are being followed and that behavior in the organization meets the company’s code of conduct and ethics.
- Each employee has a shared responsibility and commitment to our mission of healthcare service to our patients. Compliance and ethics are the responsibility of every LHC Group employee, and every employee is required to always do the right thing, without exception, and to make all clinical decisions based solely on the needs of the patient.