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.
- 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.