NHPCO Presenting in the Northeast in Collaboration with HPCANYS

December 5, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Prerequisite Webinar

December 12-13, 2019
Two-Day Hospice Compliance Certificate Program
Renaissance Albany Hotel

Two-Day HCCP Description

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, 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 tools you can use as soon as you get back home.

Prerequisite Webinar on CoPs
Federal Hospice Regulations, Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Conditions of Payment – Providers who are Medicare certified hospice providers must be compliant with all federal regulations.  This interactive webinar will review the federal Medicare hospice regulations including the conditions of participation and conditions of payment and where to locate them.
Breakfast and lunch are included both days.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, participants will:

      • 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

HCCP Test Requirements for Certificate

      • Each participant must complete the online program test 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 test online.
      • The test contains 78 questions and covers all content areas.

Continuing Education for HCCP

19.2 hours of continuing education credit will be available for compliance officers and 16 hours of continuing education credit will be available for nurses and physicians who attend both the Web Call and two-day program. Successful completion of the HCCP test is not required to claim available continuing education.


Jean Acevedo, CENTC,CHC,CPC,LHRM, AAPC Fellow

Fellow, President and CEO Acevedo Consulting Incorporated

Carla Braveman, RN, MEd, CHCE

President & CEO, HPCANYS

Joseph Bach

Chief Administrative Officer The Care Center Hospice of Buffalo

Rachel Hold-Weiss

Partner, Arent Fox Health Group Greater New York City Area

Jennifer L. Kennedy, BSN,CHC,EdD,MA,RN

Senior Director of Regulatory and Quality for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

Orael Keenan RN

Associate Executive Director

Judi Lund Person, CHC,MPH

Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Melissa “Missy” Ring, MSN, RN

Director of Regulatory and Compliance at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization