Vanderbilt requires all of its employees and contractors to report any known or suspected violation of the Federal False Claims Act or the Tennessee False Claims Act (collectively referred to as the "FCA").
A person violates the FCA by knowingly submitting, or causing another to submit, false claims for payment of government funds.
For example, submitting a claim to Medicare for payment for services that were not rendered is a violation of the FCA.
Any company doing business with Vanderbilt that becomes aware of, or has reason to believe that, a FCA violation has occurred at Vanderbilt is expected to to report this information to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Compliance Office by calling 615-343-7266 or using the confidential Help Line at 1-866-783-2287. Known or suspected violations of the FCA may also be reported directly to the federal government. Vanderbilt prohibits retaliation for good faith reports of suspected violations of the FCA and will take no adverse action against any person or company for making such reports.