Saint Francis Health Care Partners

SFHCP ACO, Inc. Mission Statement and Code of Conduct

Saint Francis HealthCare Partners ACO, Inc. (ACO) is a cohesive network of independent healthcare practitioners, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and other facilities that serve as a vehicle through which the clinical and related economic interests of patients, providers, and payors become aligned. Our success is achieved through the continual improvement of quality and patient outcomes, and the efficient management of clinical and financial resources.

Integrity and trust are essential to our mission of providing excellent service to ACO Participants, ACO Providers/Suppliers (as such terms are defined under the Medicare Shared Savings Program) and their patients. In order to foster this trust, the ACO is committed to carrying out its mission in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations and ethical guidelines that apply to the operations of the ACO and to conduct the affairs of the ACO in keeping the highest ethical, medical and legal standards.

The ACO has implemented a Corporate Compliance Plan to prevent, detect and resolve illegal or unethical conduct that may occur within the ACO. The Corporate Compliance Plan applies to every individual or entity affiliated with the ACO, including ACO Participants, ACO Providers/Suppliers and their staff, ACO employees, agents, officers, directors, and any contractor or individual that performs functions on behalf of the ACO (collectively referred to as the “ACO Parties” or individually as an “ACO Party”). Questions or concerns that the ACO policies and procedures or legal requirements are not being followed are to be reported to the ACO Compliance Officer (“Compliance Officer”) so that the question or concern can be dealt with appropriately.