False Claims Information

In accordance with the requirements of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), Baylor Scott & White Health has developed a False Claims Policy ("FC Policy"). This Policy states that Baylor Scott & White is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations and supports the efforts of federal and state authorities in identifying incidents of fraud and/or abuse and has the necessary procedures in place to prevent, detect, report and correct incidents of fraud and/or abuse in accordance with contractual, regulatory and statutory requirements.

Contractors and/or agents of Baylor Scott & White (as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in its Letter to State Medicaid Directors (available online from CMS at https://downloads.cms.gov/cmsgov/archived-downloads/SMDL/downloads/SMD121306.pdf,)) must comply with the Baylor Scott & White Health FC Policy.

The Baylor Scott & White Health Code of Conduct (the "Code of Conduct") outlines the principles by which Baylor Scott & White carries out its daily work activities. The principles set forth in the Code of Conduct apply to all Baylor Scott & White Health trustees, officers and employees and is applied consistently at all levels of the organization. The Code of Conduct also applies to contractors and agents who work on behalf of Baylor Scott & White. The Code of Conduct contains language regarding detailed information of the False Claims Act, including the civil and criminal penalties for false claims, whistleblower rights, and Baylor Scott & White’s policies and procedure for detecting and preventing fraud and/or abuse. Contractors and/or agents of Baylor Scott & White must read the Baylor Scott & White Health Code of Conduct and agree to abide by the ethical standards set forth in the Code of Conduct.