On February 20, 2012, the Audit Committee of Health Management's Board of Directors amended the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the "Code of Ethics") that governs the conduct of the Company's directors, officers and associates.
In addition to general formatting changes, the Code of Ethics now also contains new and/or re-designed sections relating to Health Management's: (i) Guiding Principles; (ii) expectations of its leaders; (iii) associate relations; (iv) patient relations; (v) commitment to quality and compassionate care; (vi) commitment to its shareholders; and (vii) commitment to its business partners. Moreover, the amended Code of Ethics also further develops several of Health Management's existing standards and policies, including: (i) conflicts of interest; (ii) protection of Company assets and information; (iii) the Company's commitment to bill and code accurately; (iv) compliance with antitrust laws; and (v) contributions to political and charitable causes.
None of these revised or expanded provisions represents a material change to Health Management's existing standards, policies or practices. Rather, the changes and enhancements to the Code of Ethics were designed both to incorporate the principles of Health Management's Getting to Great (G2G) initiative and to provide additional formal guidance regarding the ethical behavior expected by Health Management from its associates and leaders. The amended Code of Ethics also incorporates and references various internal Health Management resources designed to enhance adherence by Health Management's associates and leaders to the highest ethical standards and compliance by such persons with all applicable laws.
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