Text Size

  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Normal

Current Size: 100%

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and professional standards of practice, implementing systems and processes that prevent fraud and abuse.



Compliance with Laws and Regulations includes the following aspects:

  • Compliance Program
  • Survey Preparedness
  • Addressing Program Deficiencies


Member hospices can evaluate their organization and operation with respect to compliance with laws and regulations through NHPCO’s Self-Assessment Checklist for Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Pathways to Success

Pathways to success for demonstrating compliance with laws and regulations include:

  • Having a procedure for reporting and investigating compliance concerns.
  • Utilizing the hospice compliance program developed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

NHPCO Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs

Members can view the chapter on Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Resources and Tools

Members can view a wide range of documents and links to online information in Resources and Tools for Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Regulatory Members can access the resources in the Regulatory section of the website.

Quality Partners@ InfoCenter Quality Partners @ InfoCenter offers members access to an online database with over 400 records of resources related to the ten components. Members can either search through the database or click on provided links that will conveniently display a listing of resources under the following headings:  Essential Materials, Background Materials, Performance Measures, NHPCO Resources, and Resources Categorized by NHPCO Standards

Background Material and Resources

Visit Quality Partners @ InfoCenter to find these and other resources:

Help Desk

If after reviewing the online resources you need additional assistance, contact quality@nhpco.org or the Quality Team at 703/837-1500.

Marketplace Availability

The following publications support the many aspects of Compliance with Laws and Regulations: