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:
- LaDuke, Sharon. 2004. Attending Death with Dignity. Health Affairs. Vol. 23, No. 9: 222-227.
- Office of Inspector General, Health and Human Services
If after reviewing the online resources you need additional assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Quality Team at 703/837-1500.
The following publications support the many aspects of Compliance with Laws and Regulations: