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NHPCO Webinars - Hospice Audits: Surviving and Thriving

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

June 27, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Audits of hospices by various government program contractors remains robust in 2017.  In this Webinar, hospice legal counsel will discuss Medicare and Medicaid program integrity contractor audits of hospices including areas of focus for these audits as well as the various types of audit contractors, their differing roles, and their different audit techniques. In addition, faculty will provide effective response techniques and strategies to promote successful audit outcomes.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various types of audit contractors CMS is using to target hospices
  • Identify the different focus areas for hospice audits
  • Discuss effective audit response techniques and strategies
  • Create effective strategies to protect your hospice from negative hospice audit findings

Faculty

John A. Cosgriff

John is an Associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius and is member of its Health Care Practice Group. He defends health care providers in government investigations and litigation matters, and provides regulatory and compliance guidance to providers, including many large and small hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, physician groups and pharmacies. He has represented health care providers facing criminal, civil, and administrative allegations, including violations of the False Claims Act, related to hospice eligibility, anti-kickback, reimbursement, privacy, and quality of care violations. He also advises hospice clients on responses to government program integrity contractor inquiries and related appeals. 

Howard J. Young

Howard is a Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius and leads the Health Care Practice where he brings over 24 years of focused fraud and abuse defense, regulatory and compliance matter experience to counsel a wide variety of health care providers, including many large and small hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, physician groups and pharmacies.  He regularly advises hospice clients on responses to government program integrity contractor inquiries (e.g., ZPIC, PSCs, MICs, SMRCs) and related appeals.  Additionally, he advises on compliance program matters, including compliance program assessments, corporate integrity agreement matters, internal investigations, self-disclosures, OIG and DOJ investigation defense and litigation, including whistleblower litigation, as well as health care regulatory counseling and transaction matters. He is a frequent presenter and writer on health care fraud and abuse and compliance topics and is regularly recognized as a leading health care lawyer in various rankings. From 1997 to 2002, Howard was a Senior Counsel and Deputy Branch Chief with the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, where he coordinated extensively with CMS and DOJ on the resolution of civil and criminal health care fraud matters and other program integrity matters and received several Inspector General Integrity Awards.  

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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