Every ethics and compliance program needs a method for identifying and resolving conduct that does not comply with the organization’s policies or procedures. The need for this type of exception-reporting mechanism is reinforced by the OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals, which states: "The OIG encourages the use of hotlines (including anonymous hotlines), e-mails, written memoranda, newsletters, and other forms of information exchange to maintain those open lines of communication."
HCA maintains an ethics line for reporting possible misconduct or obtaining guidance on an ethics or compliance issue. The ethics line number is 1-800-455-1996, and is included in our Code of Conduct and on posters throughout our facilities. It is answered 24 hours a day and accommodates numerous languages.
Calling the Ethics Line
From the United States: 1-800-455-1996
Available 24 hours a day