Hospice Compliance Certificate Program

This program covers 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 addressed. It is critical to also look at hospice-specific topics to apply in your program, 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. This course promises to be just what professionals in hospice compliance are looking for – hospice specific and applicable to the real world. 


Compliance Officer, Nurse, Physician, Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals

15.5 hours

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify hospice components of care provision
  • Discuss hospice levels of care
  • Discuss provision of hospice care in a nursing facility
  • Provide tools and resources for providers about provision of care

Subject Matter Expert


Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, AAPC Fellow | Acevedo Consulting
Jason Bring, JD | Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Hallie DeCapp, RN, BSN, CHC | Harbor Light Hospice
Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC | NHPCO
Elizabeth Kopochis, RN, MS, CHC, CHPC | Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC | NHPCO
Bryan Nowicki, JD, Husch Blackwell LLP Meg Pekarske, JD | Husch Blackwell LLP
Meg Pekarske, JD | Husch Blackwell LLP 
Sylvia L. Singleton, RN, CHC | Caris Healthcare
Pam Saucier, RN, BSN, MBA | Chapters Health System
Kim Skehan, RN, MSN, HCS-D | Simione Healthcare Consultants


Carrie Hoover | NHPCO
Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC | NHPCO
Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC | NHPCO


None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

CE/CME Credit Hours

Compliance Officer Credit: The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 17.1 Non-Live CCB CEUs each based on a 50-minute hour, each. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

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 15.5 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 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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, physician assistants, quality professionals, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.


Nurse 15.5 Contact Hours

Physician 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


This course offers CE/CME credit for Compliance Officers, Nurses, Physicians, 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 (2 attempts), evaluate the overall course, and request CE/CME before the expiration of their registration


Member Price

Non-Member Price

Additional Info

Release Date
January 1, 2021

Expiration Date
August 31, 2025