Reporting

1) EEOC
(Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
Time Limit: 180 days from time of incident
Call: 1-800-669-4000
             
2) JCAHO
(Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
Time Limit: Generally within 30 days of a significant event, but certain exceptions apply depending on the nature of the event
Anonymous reporting available
        
3) CMS
(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Time Limit: 90 days from time of incident
Concerns issues regarding: fraud, waste, abuse, Medicare billing errors, Medicare quality of care, gross misconduct/criminal activity, and medical identity theft
Call: 1-800-HHS-TIPS
         
4) OCR
(Office for Civil Rights)
Time Limit: 180 days from time of incident
Concerns issues regarding: HIPAA violations, federal & civil rights laws, religious freedom laws, protection from coercion
Call: 1-800-368-1019
 
5) DNV 
(Det Norske Veritas, meaning The Norwegian Truth)
 Hospital accreditation, often for Medicare compliance (some use JCAHO, some use DNV)
Call: (866) 496-9647
 
6) OSHA
(Occupational Safety Healthcare Administration)
Time Limit: ranges from 30-180 days circumstantially
Violations occur when company/employee knowingly or unknowingly ignore potential or real safety concerns (improper respiratory protection, improper fall precaution, failure to provide PPE, employee death or work related hospitalization, exit routes, fire extinguishers, record keeping, etc.)
Call: (800) 321-OSHA (6742)
  
7) OSHA Whistleblower
Time Limit: 30 days
Employer must have taken adverse event against you (termination, discipline, demotion, reduced hours, suspension, denial of benefits, blacklisting, failure to promote/hire/ rehire, negative performance evaluation, harassment/intimidation, threat to do any of these)
  
8) NLRB
(National Labor Relations Board)
Time Limit: Within 6 months of violation
Protects the rights of most employees to join together, with or WITHOUT a union, to improve their wages and working conditions. Protected Rights include: Right to discuss wages, Protection from retaliation based on exercise of workplace rights, Right to request representation during investigation, Right to strike, etc.
Call: 1-844-762-NLRB (6572)
     
9) DOL
(Department of Labor)
Time Limit: Within 2 years of incident/ 3 years for willful violations
Protects employees from retaliation under The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL. Protected rights include: overtime pay, FMLA, owed back wages, breast feeding mothers, and retaliation against any person who has filed a complaint with the DOL or an employer. 
Call: 1-866-4USWAGE
(Please note: you will need to call this number and they will instruct where to file based on your circumstance and location.)
     
10) DHHS-OIG
(Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General)
Time Limit: Varies depending on case, but overall generous
Federal agency that oversees CMS. False or fraudulent claims submitted to Medicare or Medicaid. Kickbacks for referrals by Medicare/ Medicaid providers. Failure of a hospital to evaluate and stabilize an emergency patient. Abuse or neglect in nursing homes and LTC
Call:1-800-736-2983
       
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