Designed to offer hospice professionals the training needed in today’s complicated compliance environment.

This program covers the basics of healthcare compliance, including developing a compliance program, compliance risk assessment, compliance policies and procedures, and anonymous reporting. The importance of the Stark law, the Yates memo, anti-kickback statutes, and inducements for referrals and incentives for marketing will also be addressed. It is critical to also look at hospice-specific topics to apply in your program, including a detailed review of the federal hospice regulations including Conditions of Payment, conducting an internal audit, looking at organizational ethics related to compliance, and audit scrutiny. This course offers 14 hours of content that promises to be just what professionals in hospice compliance are looking for – hospice specific and applicable to the real world.

This is a certificate based program and not a certification.

Learning Outcomes
      • Identify the 27 risk areas for hospices identified by the OIG, along with tools to evaluate a hospice's compliance;
      • Review components of organizational ethics related to compliance risk;
      • List components and structure of an internal compliance audit, complete with topics and identified staff;
      • Identify strategies for external auditors, including attorney-client privilege and how to prepare to respond;
      • List risks for inducement for referrals and incentives for marketing; and
      • Identify strategies for attorney-client privilege and how to use it in investigations and audits.
      1. Introduction to Hospice Compliance and the Compliance/Quality Connection
      2. Medicare Hospice Regulations – Conditions of Participation (3 parts with different titles for each)
      3. Medicare Hospice Conditions of Payment – Subpart F: Covered Services
      4. Survey Process and Plans of Correction
      5. Billing for the Compliance Professional
      6. HIPAA Compliance
      7. Role of the Healthcare Board of Directors
      8. Setting Up Your Hospice Compliance Program
      9. Tracking Compliance Issues
      10. Program Integrity
      11. Conducting an Internal Investigation
      12. Understanding and Applying Hospice Fraud and Abuse Laws
      13. When Do I Need A Lawyer?
Continuing Education

Disclosure: NHPCO, faculty, and planners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Release Date: January 1, 2021
Expiration Date: December 31, 2023

CE/CME Credit
This course offers CE/CME credit for Compliance Officers, Nurses, Physicians, and a certificate of participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals.

To receive CE/CME credit, each participant must complete each module in sequence; partial CE/CME credit is not available. Each participant must watch all module videos, review the references and resources provided, explore the discussion forums, score a minimum of 70% on the post-test (2 attempts), evaluate the overall course, and request CE/CME before the expiration of their registration.

CE/CME Statements

Compliance Officer Credit: The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 17.1 Non-Live CCB CEUs each based on a 50-minute hour, each. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

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

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.5 contact hours. Nurses should only claim the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: NHPCO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 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 sessions attended that were certified for physician credit (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, counselors, physician assistants, quality professionals, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

Rates: Member $499 Non-Member $599

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to within 48 hours of purchase.  A $25 processing fee will apply to all cancellations. If you have accessed the course you are ineligible for a refund. Course access is for six months.