Hospice Compliance Certificate Program

Hospice Compliance Certificate Program

NHPCO’s Hospice Compliance Certificate Program offers hospice professionals the training needed in today’s complicated compliance environment.

The program covers 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 covered. It is critical to also look at hospice-specific topics to apply back home, 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. The two-day course promises to be just what those interested in hospice compliance are looking for – hospice specific compliance content, up to the minute compliance updates, and application back home.

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.

Upcoming Offerings

December 12 – 13, 2019, NHPCO in Collaboration with HPCANYS,  Albany, NY

March 23- 24, 2020, 2020 Leadership and Advocacy Conference, National Harbor, MD