Faculty Practice Plan
We found that Corporation officials properly classified FPP revenues and properly included FPP payments to physicians and dental staff as salary. Additionally, we found that NuHealth’s finance department managers monitor the chairpersons’ allocation of FPP to physicians in their departments. However, NuHealth does not have specific procedures in place requiring the chairpersons to submit support or documentation of what method they used to determine the allocation of FPP funds to physicians in their departments. The chairpersons have total discretion of how FPP departmental funds are distributed to the physicians in their respective departments. We also found that because officials did not update the FPP bylaws, NuHealth made a total of $31,100 in unauthorized FPP payments to five physicians after their resignation, retirement, or dismissal dates.
Nassau Health Care Corporation (NuHealth)[complete audit - pdf]