Designed to provide the education needed to thrive in today’s complex healthcare landscape.

This program covers the basics of healthcare compliance, including a review of the federal hospice regulations, compliance as the foundation of a quality hospice program, and the connection between compliance and quality outcomes. In addition, topics include the nuts and bolts of hospice quality measurement, self-assessment, continuous performance improvement, the federal hospice and quality reporting program, and best practices to apply to your hospice program to ensure high quality patient and family care.

This is a certificate based program and not a certification.

Learning Outcomes
      • Discuss compliance and federal regulations as the foundation of a quality hospice program.
      • Examine the federal hospice regulations as the framework for care within the Medicare Hospice Benefit
      • Identify the relationship between compliance, ethics, and hospice quality outcomes.
      • Examine the requirements and considerations for a high functioning QAPI program
      • Review strategies for self-assessment, performance improvement, and quality outcomes monitoring.
      • Discuss the HQR program and strategies for performance improvement.
      1. Introduction to Hospice Compliance and the Compliance/Quality Connection
      2. Medicare Hospice Regulations – Conditions of Participation  (3 parts)
      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. Hospice Quality and Compliance
      9. Measurement, Reporting, and Process (7 parts)
      10. CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program and Public Reporting
      11. Compliance and Quality Integration (2 parts)
      12. Education & Competency Programs in Hospice

The HQCP includes 12 modules, a post test and evaluation. The modules include approximately 13 hours of videos. Participants will have six months to complete the program.

CE/CME Credit

This course offers CE/CME credit for Nurses, Physicians, Quality Professionals, 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 (two attempts), evaluate the overall course, and request CE/CME before the expiration of their registration.

  • CE/CME Statements

    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 14 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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Quality Professional: This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for a maximum of 14 CPHQ continuing education credits for this event.

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, compliance officers, physician assistants, 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.