Successful programs today need to know 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 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, survey deficiencies and preparing a plan of correction as response to a hospice survey.  In addition, content includes 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.

Breakfast and lunch are included both days.

Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify the 27 risk areas for hospices identified by the OIG, along with tools to evaluate a hospice’s compliance
      • Review Medicare hospice regulations, including the  Conditions of Participation and Conditions of Payment
      • Review components of organizational ethics related to compliance risk
      • List components and structure of an internal compliance audit, complete with topics and identified staff
      • List specific areas for inducement for referrals and incentives for marketing
      • Identify strategies for attorney-client privilege and how to use it in investigations and audits

Continuing education credit is available for compliance officers, nurses, physicians and social workers who attend both full days of the program.

Compliance Certificate Test Requirements

      • Each participant must complete the online program exam with a passing score of 70% to receive a certificate. Participants will receive a link to the online test at the conclusion of the program’s second day.
      • Participants have two weeks from the program conclusion date to complete the exam online.
      • The exam contains 78 questions and covers all content areas.

Continuing Education for the Hospice Compliance Certificate Program

14 hours of continuing education credit will be available for compliance officers, nurses, physicians and social workers who attend both full days of the program. Successful completion of the post-seminar test is not required to claim available continuing education.