Code of Ethics Statement
Executive Home Detox and Executive Recovery Coach is a private corporation that values Ethics. We are focused on high quality fully-immersive care, and private duty nursing. EHD and ERC value a collaborative approach to patient care and often collaborate with physicians, therapists, counselors and treatment programs. We are a separate legal entity from anyone else involved in the care of clients.
EHD and ERC never engages in “patient brokering”, “fee splitting” or “percentage-based fee arrangements”. We do not engage in any of these activities with other clinicians, programs, interventionists or referral sources. ERC and EHD do not receive any financial compensation or “payment kickbacks” when we refer to other clinicians and treatment centers.
AMA and APA Ethics
The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) consider the practices of “fee splitting” or “percentage-based fee arrangements” unethical because they undermine patient trust among other reasons. “Fee splitting” occurs when a patient is referred by one doctor, clinician or treatment program to another in return for a portion of the fee that the referring entity receives for treating the client. A client should be able to rely on his or her treaters to make referrals based only on the skill and quality of the clinician to which the patient is being referred.
EHD and ERC also encourage clients to access care they can afford as opposed to care that may cause financial hardship.
EHD and ERC may provide professional consultation to a select number of clients, clinicians and programs. ERC receives what is considered reasonable and customary fees for this professional support.
Evidence Based Treatment
ERC and EHD provide ethical evidence based treatment. A collaborative approach is used by prescribers and nurses to apply medication administration that meets standards of care by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Continuing care referrals and suggestions are based on accepted practice standard in the substance use industry.
William Carrick, EHD, and ERC have no financial ties to pharmaceutical or device companies, treatment facilities, or diagnostic centers.