MCHC Health Centers

Fraud and Abuse Prevention

The goal of MCHC's Corporate Compliance Program is to identify and correct, prevent and reduce non-compliant activities before significant legal and financial exposure occurs. We achieve our goal through our Corporate Compliance Plan which ensures the education of our staff, internal evaluation of our processes, and monitoring of our activities. 

MCHC's Corporate Compliance Program includes the seven elements of compliance recommended by the Office of Inspector General; they are:

  1. Designate Corporate Compliance Officer and Committee
  2. Develop and implement compliance and practice standards
  3. Develop open lines of communication
  4. Conduct appropriate training and education
  5. Conduct internal monitoring and auditing
  6. Enforce disciplinary standards through well-publicized guidelines
  7. Respond appropriately to detected offenses

Our full scope compliance plan incorporates the following principles:

Principle 1 - Legal Compliance

Mendocino Community Health Clinic will strive to ensure all activity by or on behalf of the organization is in compliance with applicable laws.

Principle 2 - Business Ethics

In furtherance of Mendocino Community Health Clinic’s commitment to the highest standards of business ethics and integrity; staff will accurately and honestly represent MCHC and will not engage in any activity or scheme intended to defraud anyone of money, property or honest services.

Principle 3 - Confidentiality

Mendocino Community Health Clinic staff shall strive to maintain the confidentiality of patient and other confidential information in accordance with applicable legal and ethical standards.

Principle 4 - Conflicts of Interest

Directors, officers, committee members and key employees owe a duty of undivided and unqualified loyalty to the organization. Persons holding such positions may not use their positions to profit personally or to assist others in profiting in any way at the expense of the organization. 

Principle 5 - Business Relationships

Business transactions with vendors, contractors and other third parties shall be transacted free from offers or solicitation of gifts and favors or other improper inducements in exchange for influence or assistance in a transaction. 

Principle 6 - Protection of Assets

All staff will strive to preserve and protect the corporation’s assets by making prudent and effective use of Mendocino Community Health Clinic resources and properly and accurately reporting its financial condition.

If you have a compliance concern, please notify us. 
Click here to fill out the Corporate Compliance Issues Reporting Form.

Once completed, please mail it to: 

MCHC Corporate Compliance Officer
Mendocino Community Health Clinic, Inc.
333 Laws Avenue
Ukiah, CA 95482

If you have any other questions regarding MCHC's Corporate Compliance program, please send an e-mail to the Corporate Compliance Officer, or call (707) 472-4544. 

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