Corporate Compliance Division
The U.S. government has declared healthcare fraud as its #2 priority, second only to violent crime. The government has demonstrated its dedication to eliminating healthcare fraud in a recent series of well-publicized investigations, criminal convictions, and staggering fines. For example, the University of Pennsylvania settled with the government for a reported $30 million, SmithKline Beecham settled for a reported $225 million, and here at Thomas Jefferson University, we settled with the government for $12 million dollars. Additionally, Jefferson’s exposure to prosecution is heightened by laws that allow private citizens to bring qui tam fraud claims against providers on behalf of the government and to share in any recovery from such claims.
The Corporate Compliance Division was established in response to these government initiatives regarding healthcare fraud and abuse. The aim of the program is to minimize legal and business risks to Jefferson. The Corporate Compliance Division conducts internal audits and investigations, and coordinates all external investigations by the government. Additionally, the Corporate Compliance Division is involved with the education of the Jefferson community on the ever-changing laws and regulations.