Agency Compliance Program

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  • October 30, 2016

Agency Compliance Program

Welcome to Federation of Organizations’ Compliance Page, which includes documents such as the Agency’s Corporate Compliance Plan, Corporate Compliance Hotline information, Notice of Privacy Practices and written policies and procedures informing our employees and contractors about federal and state false claim acts and whistleblower protections.

The purpose of our Compliance Program is to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse. It drives the decisions that are made within our Agency, including priorities that are set, and supports the Organization in making business decisions that include high legal and ethical standards; detects and prevents activities that are contrary to organizational standards, policies and laws; ensures the Organization meets its regulatory obligations and imposes corrective action for noncompliance. Further, the Compliance Program creates and maintains a culture of integrity and demonstrates the Agency’s commitment to accuracy and responsibility. It is meant to be a resource for staff, establishing mechanisms for employees to raise concerns about compliance issues and ensuring that those concerns are appropriately addressed. Finally, the program provides education, training and guidance to employees, ensures quality care for those we serve, and promotes self-monitoring, detection and resolution of problems.

Federation of Organizations offers all of our clients the right to access their own health information contained within their records to be used to make decisions about them or that document the care they receive.  Clients who review documentation within their records are more involved and knowledgeable about the care they are receiving.  Clients can view their progress notes to review what was discussed during appointments with their clinicians/providers and improve communication with their health care professionals.  Clients can view their plans of care in order to make effort towards obtaining their person-centered goals and feel empowered to be involved and make decisions regarding their health care.  Research continues to show that engaged clients have better health outcomes.

The Agency is in compliance with regulations set forth under the federal rule on Interoperability, Information Blocking and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Certification, also known as the Cures Act Final Rule.

Our clients are able to view their electronic health information via their patient portal via Foothold’s AWARDS.  Privacy and confidentiality does not change when clients elect to view their information via the patient portal; however, it is important to note that when clients receive a user name and password they must keep this information private and not share it with other individuals in order to protect their healthcare information.  Clients must always “logout” when they have completed viewing their health information.

Your Corporate Compliance Officer is:
Diane Kyrkostas, LMSW
Corporate Compliance Officer
Director of Compliance/Quality Management
Phone 631-447-6460, Ext. 3156

Your Security Officer is:
Michael Serrano
Manager of Information Technology
Phone 631-512-4092, Ext. 1008

CLICK HERE to download our Corporate Compliance Plan.

CLICK HERE to download our Corporate Compliance Hotline information.

CLICK HERE for Notice of Privacy Practices.

CLICK HERE to download the Minority and Women Owned Business Policy.

For Federation Employees and Contractors
Please take the time to view our document about preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse. You can download the document by clicking here.