It is the policy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to conduct all of its activities in full compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. In the course of meetings and other organization activities, it is important that each member refrain from discussing, agreeing, or exchanging information regarding any competitively sensitive information with any other member. Such information includes, but may not be limited to:
- Prices charged or costs incurred for hospice services
- Any increase, decrease, or discount in prices or charges
- What constitutes a fair cost or price level
- Allocation of patients, referral sources, market areas or contracts with vendors
- Refusal to deal with any patient, class or group of patients
- Refusal to deal with any vendor, class or group of vendors
- What products or services will be offered to patients
- Other competitively sensitive information, such as information about market share, profits, margins, costs, reimbursement levels or methodologies for reimbursing vendors, or terms of coverage.
The same standards of conduct are to be observed at all informal and social discussions at the sites of any NHPCO meetings.