Our goals are to facilitate best practices in procurement of goods and services necessary for the effective and efficient operation of ASC, and to ensure that such goods and services represent best value, high quality and timely delivery while maintaining ASC’s high quality of standards in the marketplace.
If you are interested in developing a business relationship with American Senior Communities, contact us at info@ASCCare.com and include your contact information as well as the goods and/or services you sell.
American Senior Communities is committed to purchasing goods and services from a diverse pool of suppliers, including minority, individuals with disabilities, women and veteran-owned businesses. Accordingly, we may post bid opportunities on our website. All interested vendors are invited to provide quotes by replying to info@ASCCare.com. Vendors who meet the capabilities and qualifications will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The Elder Justice Act (the “Act”) requires healthcare providers to provide an annual notice to its vendors of their obligation to report reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident of a healthcare facility. One who fails to report is subject to civil penalties of up to $300,000 and exclusion from participation in any federal healthcare program.
A report of reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident must be made to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and local law enforcement. If the suspected crime involves bodily injury, the report should be made within two hours of the incident. If the suspected crime does not involve bodily injury, the report should be made within 24 hours after forming the suspicion. Such potential incidents can and should be reported to American Senior Communities’ toll free Compliance Hotline at 1-888-788-2502.
Healthcare providers may not retaliate against anyone who lawfully reports the reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident, as provided in the Act.
Anyone who has lawfully made such a report and believes that they have become the subject of retaliatory action may file a complaint with the ISDH. To file a complaint regarding retaliation, the reporting party may call the ISDH Complaint Hotline at 1-800-246-8909, or email the complaint to email@example.com.
The ASC Compliance Hotline and Website is managed by a third party vendor. All reports can be filed anonymously, if preferred.
American Senior Communities (the Company) is committed to compassionately serving each Resident with quality care and excellence. All business operations must be conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards, state and federal healthcare requirements, and Company policy. The Company’s compliance program helps to ensure that the Company complies with applicable laws and regulations and operates with honesty and integrity.
The Vendor Code of Conduct (Code) applies to all vendors and contractors, and compliance with the Code is expected of all vendors and contractors who do business with the Company.
Vendor Code of Conduct
Compliance with Laws
Vendors and contractors are required to conduct their business activities in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Gifts and Gratuities
Vendors acknowledge that the Company’s employees are prohibited from accepting anything more than infrequent gifts which are of nominal value, including meals and entertainment.
Conflicts of Interest
Any Company employee’s relationship with a vendor or contractor that conflicts or could appear to conflict with the Company’s business interests must be avoided. We require our employees to disclose such potential conflicts of interest promptly. We also expect our vendors and contractors to bring any actual, potential, or perceived conflicts of interest to the attention of their Company point of contact.
Privacy and Security
Vendors and contractors are responsible for ensuring that all personnel who provide services to the Company that involve resident protected health information (PHI) are aware of and familiar with the requirements of both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules and, where applicable, state laws that provide more stringent protection of PHI. If a vendor or contractor’s business relationship with the Company will require access to or utilization of PHI, the vendor or contractor will be required to sign a Business Associate Agreement and any other agreements that may be applicable to the relationship.
All products and equipment delivered by vendors and contractors must meet the quality and safety standards required by applicable law. Vendors and contractors who provide the Company with products or equipment used in resident care must notify the Company of any applicable recalls (including any correction or removals) as required by Food and Drug Administration statutes or regulations.
Vendors and contractors are responsible for taking all necessary steps to ensure that they and their personnel are not excluded, debarred, or otherwise ineligible to participate in Medicare or Medicaid or any other Federal health Care Program.
Reporting of Possible Violations of the Code
The Company encourages vendors and contractors with questions or concerns regarding the Code to contact the Company’s Compliance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Company’s Compliance Hotline 1-888-788-2502 or online at www.aschotline.com.