|Code of Conduct|
At TeamHealth,* our commitment is to provide the best place for patients to receive care, physicians to practice medicine, and employees to work. We have made a strong commitment to conduct ourselves with integrity to ensure that our work is done in an ethical and legal manner. We are, therefore, excited to introduce you to the TeamHealth Code of Conduct.
Attestation to exemplary ethics and integrity should be an integral part of our daily lives. We truly believe TeamHealth-affiliated individuals are among the best, brightest, and most ethical people in the workplace today. For an individual or an organization, there is no asset more important than a sterling reputation. We must never tarnish our reputation by becoming involved in business practices that are illegal or unethical.
Integrity is vital to all we do. At TeamHealth, we attempt to uphold the highest ethical standards. In your relationship with TeamHealth, you will not be asked to do anything that is illegal or unethical. We will be glad to support anyone who is doing the right thing regarding medical practice and business.
Every day, it is obvious that ethical boundaries can become blurred. The purpose of the TeamHealth Code of Conduct is to refocus each of us on what is right for our position.
Whether you are a physician practicing medicine, a coder assigning diagnosis codes, or a receptionist greeting our clients, the ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment is essential. If you have questions regarding the TeamHealth Code of Conduct, you should immediately consult your supervisor, another member of management at your location, your division leader, or the Chief Compliance Officer. You may also call our toll-free Compliance Hotline at 1.888.315.2362. You have our personal assurance there be will no retribution for asking questions or raising concerns about the TeamHealth Code of Conduct or for reporting possible improper conduct.
Thank you, and congratulations on choosing to work with a quality organization that holds ethics and integrity at the highest level of appropriate behavior. Please remember that you are the most important part of our organization and that ethical practices truly begin with each of us.
* The term “TeamHealth” as used throughout this TeamHealth Code of Conduct includes TeamHealth, Inc., and all of its related entities, companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries. Any reference to TeamHealth physicians denotes physicians who are independent contractors or employees under contract with TeamHealth-related entities, companies, affiliates, or subsidiaries.