Compliance Mission Statement
MicroPort Orthopedics is committed to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct and strictly comply with the guidelines, rules, and regulations that govern our business practices. Our corporate responsibility to drive a culture of integrity, ethical behavior, professionalism, and trustworthiness, demonstrates our commitment to exemplary corporate compliance.
MicroPort's Compliance Program
MicroPort Orthopedics Compliance Program includes the elements of an effective compliance program developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. An effective program has strong compliance leadership through an effective Compliance Officer and Compliance Committee. The implementation of an effective program involves setting expectations through policies, training, disciplinary guidelines and communications and assessing whether those expectations are being met by monitoring, auditing or through investigations. And, it involves taking necessary corrective actions to continuously improve the program.
While the Compliance Department takes the lead at building a compliance infrastructure, the success of the Compliance Program is dependent upon everyone’s personal commitment to integrity.
7 Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
MicroPort Orthopedics develops and distributes written standards of conduct, as well as written policies, procedures and protocols to give people an understanding of our company's values and how to conduct business activities.
Compliance Officer and Committee
The MicroPort Orthopedics Board of Directors oversees the global compliance program. The Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for developing and implementing our compliance policies, procedures, and practices, as well as, monitoring the day-to-day activities of our global compliance program. The Chief Compliance Officer is a member of executive management and Chairs the Executive Compliance Committee, which is made up of senior leaders from across the company. The Executive Compliance Committee is accountable for ensuring our company operates with high professional standards and ethics.
MicroPort Orthopedics maintains multiple communication resources for seeking guidance from the Compliance Officer or to report general compliance issues or raise concerns. The resources are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, the company provides a resource for people to report compliance matters anonymously. MicroPort Orthopedics has a non-retaliation policy and an infrastructure to support individuals who disclose compliance concerns.
Monitoring and Auditing
The Compliance Office audits and monitors business activities to assess the effectiveness of our compliance program, identify problem areas and seeks opportunities for program enhancements.
Our Compliance Office publishes compliance documents to inform employees our commitment to establishing a values-based culture. MicroPort Orthopedics gives employees notice of the possible disciplinary action when behaviors are inconsistent with our commitment to integrity.
Response and Prevention
Our Compliance Office promptly responds to detected problems and develops corrective action plans to prevent misconduct. The Company provides resources which allow employees to quickly report compliance concerns. The Chief Compliance Officer reviews and investigates in a timely manner all matters reported to our ethics hotline.
Training and Education
MicroPort Orthopedics is committed to ensuring all employees, managers, officers, and company representatives receive effective training and education in order to perform their responsibilities within company expectations.
MicroPort Orthopedics is committed to compliance at all levels of the organization. The global compliance program of the Orthopedics division at MicroPort Orthopedics consists of the following groups:
Global Compliance Program Groups
MicroPort Orthopedics, Board of Directors
Oversees the global compliance program of the Orthopedics division at MicroPort Orthopedics and assesses management’s execution and on-going improvement of the compliance program.
Chief Compliance Officer
Directs the global compliance program of the Orthopedics division at MicroPort Orthopedics and is responsible for developing training programs, auditing and monitoring systems, policies and procedures and company culture.
Provides oversight, advice and general guidance on all matters relating to compliance with laws, regulations and business integrity. The Committee ensures the appropriate culture of compliance.
Arrangements Review Committee
Oversees matters relating to arrangements with HCPs. The Committee ensures arrangements with HCPs comply with applicable laws, regulations, MicroPort Orthopedics policies and procedures, and the Code of Business Conduct.
Code of Business Conduct
The MicroPort Orthopedics Code of Business Conduct ensures we hold ourselves to a core set of values and maintain a culture that allows us to serve patients, health care providers, employees, and shareholders with distinction. We accomplish this by emphasizing doing business with integrity.
Code of Business Conduct
The Code of Business Conduct is available in the following languages as well:
Additional Policies and Procedures
The Compliance Office strives to be a trusted advisor to all MicroPort Orthopedics employees and provide responsive support and deal with our customers in the most fair and ethical manner possible. Listed below are the multiple avenues of communication we have established to ensure all opportunities are available around corporate compliance.
MicroPort Orthopedics “Ask Us” resource is available to all employees around the world to provide them with an opportunity to ask compliance questions that arise in a day-to-day business context and may be accessed via a toll-free telephone number +1-866-830-0890 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MicroPort Orthopedics has an “Ethics Hotline” which allows employees to disclose, confidentially and without retaliation, to the Compliance Department any identified issues, questions, or suspected violations of law and company policies, practices, or procedures. If you learn of, or suspect, a violation of the Code of Business Conduct, related policies or procedures, or applicable laws and regulations in connection with the conduct of the Company's business, you have a mandatory duty to report the matter to the Compliance Department. The Ethics Hotline is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week and may be accessed in the U.S. via a toll-free telephone number (1-855-726-6898). For an international directory please refer to www.ethicspoint.com.
All persons also have the option to directly contact the Compliance Department via email at email@example.com.
File a Report
Everyone has the option to submit compliance violations or suspected violations anonymously. The Company prefers that you identify yourself when reporting violations in order to permit the Company to contact you in the event further information is needed to properly conduct a thorough investigation. Your identity will be maintained in the strictest of confidence to the extent practicable under the circumstances. No individual reporting a violation will be subject to retaliation based on any good faith report he or she makes.
To file a report click here.
MicroPort Orthopedics is an AdvaMed Advocate
The Advanced Medical Technology Association ("AdvaMed") is dedicated to the advancement of medical science, the improvement of patient care, and in particular to the contribution that high quality, cost-effective health care technology can make toward achieving those goals. In pursuing this mission, AdvaMed recognizes that adherence to ethical standards and compliance with applicable laws are critical to the medical device industry's ability to continue its collaboration with health care professionals.
AdvaMed encourages ethical business practices and socially responsible industry conduct related to interactions with health care professionals. AdvaMed also respect the obligation of health care professionals to make independent decisions regarding Member products.
Consequently, AdvaMed adopted this voluntary Code of Ethics, effective January 1, 2004 and revised and restated with an effective date of July 1, 2009, to facilitate ethical interactions with those individuals or entities that purchase, lease, recommend, use, arrange for the purchase or lease of, or prescribe medical technology products in the United States.
Without reservation, MicroPort Orthopedics strongly endorses both the letter and spirit of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics. Click here to view the entire Code of Ethics on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals.
MicroPort Orthopedics is a MedTech Europe Member and Advocate
MedTech Europe is an association representing the interests of European medical technology/device manufacturers. MedTech Europe believes that high quality, cost-effective medical technologies and related services can make a significant contribution to the safety and well being of patients and the improvement of healthcare systems.
MedTech Europe members recognize that compliance with applicable laws and regulations and adherence to ethical standards are both an obligation and a critical step to the achievement of the aforementioned goals and can enhance the reputation and success of the medical technology/device industry.
The MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice is intended to provide guidance as to the minimum standards which should apply to its members' business practices in Europe and, generally, elsewhere.
It is not intended to supplant or supersede national laws or regulations or other professional or other business codes (including company codes) which may apply to its members.
The associations that are members of MedTech Europe ensure that their respective codes of practice, if any, are compatible with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.
Without reservation, MicroPort Orthopedics strongly endorses both the letter and spirit of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Click here to read more on the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.