Hospice Compliance Certificate Program Companion Course

This program builds on the Hospice Quality Certificate Program and 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 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. 

This certificate program is a companion to the Hospice Quality Certificate Program. Participants should have completed that certificate program before proceeding with this one. If you would like to retake the 7 modules which are duplicated in both courses, please contact conferences@nhpco.org to be transferred and pay for the full course.
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CE/CME OFFERED
Compliance Officer (pending), Nurse, Physician, Non-physician Healthcare Professionals

LENGTH
7.5 hours

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the 27 risk areas for hospices identified by the OIG, along with tools to evaluate a hospice’s compliance
  • 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
  • Identify strategies for attorney-client privilege and how to use it in investigations and audits

Subject Matter Expert

Faculty

Jason Bring, JD | Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Hallie DeCapp, RN, BSN, CHC | Harbor Light Hospice
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


Planners

Carrie Hoover | NHPCO
Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC | NHPCO

Disclosure

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 patient


CE/CME Credit Hours

Compliance Officer: This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs.


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 7.5 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 7.5 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.

CREDITS:

Nurse 7.5 Contact Hours

Physician 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™



Completion

This course offers CE/CME credit for Compliance Officers, Nurses, Physicians, and a certificate of participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals.  

In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase.


Cost

Member Price
$270.00

Non-Member Price
$370.00


Additional Info

Release Date
September 1, 2022


Expiration Date
August 31, 2025