UHS has implemented a Compliance Program to help ensure its operations conform with the federal government’s efforts to prevent fraud, waste and abuse within the healthcare industry.

UHS is committed to conducting its business affairs with integrity and in compliance with federal and state laws and private payer health plan requirements. Organizational policies on ethical and legal conduct are designed to prevent, detect and resolve violations of the law. The UHS Code of Conduct and other related policies have been implemented to reflect these commitments.

Universal Health Services and Third-party Contractors

UHS contracts with many third-party vendors, contractors, consultants and suppliers to fulfill its caregiving mission. It is UHS’ expectation that these third parties uphold the same level of commitment to compliance as UHS.

UHS Code of Conduct

The UHS Code of Conduct applies not only to employees, physicians and volunteers, but also to vendors, contractors, consultants and suppliers to establish a continuum of integrity across the organization.

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UHS Compliance Program Manual

The UHS Compliance Program Manual provides a comprehensive description of the program operation. All third-parties contracting with UHS are expected to comply with the provisions of UHS’ Compliance Program.

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Federal False Claims Act

If you are a contractor or vendor with UHS, please read the information below related to the Federal False Claims Act, administrative remedies for false claims, state laws regarding the submission of false claims, and the protections under these laws for people who report or file suit for alleged violations. These laws and policies play an important role in detecting and preventing fraud, waste and abuse in federal and state-funded healthcare programs.

Get more information about the False Claims Act (PDF) →

Non-employed contract staff must meet certain requirements in order to protect the health and safety of UHS patients and employees, and to comply with local, state and federal regulations, and requirements of accrediting bodies.

If you have any questions about the UHS Compliance Program, please contact the UHS Chief Compliance Officer at 610-382-3471.