Please note the following changes for UPMC
No Purchase Order No Payment Policy
UPMC Supply Chain Management is implementing a NO PO NO PAY policy. Under this policy your invoices must contain a valid UPMC purchase order number or they will not be processed for payment.
A reference guide for a valid UPMC Purchase Order number is as follows:
- The PO Number is numeric with 10 Digits
- The PO Number has 3 leading zeroes
Items not requiring a purchase order are limited items such as: books and periodicals, organ acquisition, postage, and tax/government payments.
See this guide for tips on transacting with UPMC.
UPMC is committed to combating fraud, abuse, and waste in health care. Through the Compliance Helpline, employees and vendors who do business with UPMC can report potentially criminal activities or violations of UPMC policy. Calls to the Helpline are answered by independent third-party communications specialists who assign your call a private code number that you may refer to during any follow-up calls. This allows you to remain anonymous. All calls are handled in confidence and are not recorded.
The Helpline specialist will document the information reported during the call and generate a written report that will be forwarded to the compliance officer of the appropriate UPMC entity. After reviewing the report, the compliance officer will initiate an investigation to determine if corrective action is required.
The toll-free Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-877-98ETHIC (3-8442).
Vendor Access Practices to UPMC Facilities
ProTech Compliance is a technology and services company that provides the health care industry and vendors serving the industry with simple, cost-effective, and reliable technology solutions for managing vendor-client relationships, including the credentialing and certification process, compliance standards, facility security, scheduling, tracking, and reporting. Vendor representatives can register via www.protechcompliance.com. For more details, contact ProTech Compliance Customer Service at 1-877-710-STAT (7828) or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conflicts of Interest and Interactions Between Representatives
It is the policy of UPMC, jointly with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences (SOHS), that clinical decision-making, education, and research activities be free from influence created by improper financial relationships with, or gifts provided by, Industry. For purposes of this policy, “Industry” is defined as all pharmaceutical manufacturers, and biotechnology, medical devices, and hospital equipment supply industry entities and their representatives. Read more >
Vendor Responsibilities Under the Deficit Reduction and False Claims Acts
In accordance with the federal Deficit Reduction Act, UPMC is required to inform vendors about the Federal False Claims Act. UPMC encourages its vendors to read and be familiar with the federal guidelines as they pertain to this important issue. The Deficit Reduction Act also requires UPMC to provide vendors with information about whistle blowing and non-retaliation. As part of its Reporting and Non-Retaliation policy, UPMC prohibits retaliation for reporting instances of wrongdoing, made in good faith. Suspected instances of wrongdoing may be reported through the Compliance Helpline (1-877-98ETHIC). To help you understand your responsibilities as a vendor of UPMC, please review the excerpt of UPMC's False Claims policy.