Venture Together has established a Corporate Compliance Program that takes a comprehensive organizational approach. As a not-for-profit service provider licensed by OPWDD, CMS, and DOH, we are dedicated to improving the everyday lives of people with developmental disabilities. Venture Together is committed to complying with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Our organization is built upon ethical principles, organizational values, and a Code of Conduct for employees, volunteers and contractors codified in our Policy and Procedures and certified by our governing board.
Effective July of 2009, the Office of Inspector General (OMIG) created a Social Services law that requires that Medicaid providers, as described in Title 18 Part 521.1, to develop and implement effective compliance programs aimed at detecting fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid program.
Venture Together’s Corporate Compliance program encompasses the eight key elements that have been specified as requirements for compliance programs by the New York State Office of Inspector General (OMIG) and Department Of Health. The Corporate Compliance program addresses governance, employment practices including, but not limited to: credentialing, business operations and procedures, medical necessity, quality improvement, internal reporting, confidentiality and billing and payments.
A fundamental component of Corporate Compliance is education and training. The agency provides comprehensive training to all employees and other related parties and entities. Our training program communicates the agency’s mission, values, compliance expectations and mechanism for instances of noncompliance.
Furthermore, the agency’s Board of Directors and Administration are invested in the implementation, enforcement and oversight of the agency’s Corporate Compliance Program as part of our on-going efforts as an agency to promote excellence in our organization and services.