2016 Compliance Series
A series of 5 webinars for Hospice personnel!
We are hearing more news related to governmental focus on ferreting out fraud and abuse in hospice. CMS’s efforts to protect the integrity of the hospice benefit may seem like issues that only affect other hospices. Quite the contrary! Hospices of all sizes, ownership types, and geographic locations should be concerned with the government’s initiatives and approach to compliance implementation. In addition to fraud and abuse investigations, there are also recoupments and civil monetary penalties. Every person in each hospice organization needs to be educated about and involved with compliance in order to implement a compliance culture. This may be the most important step in avoiding government attention. This five-part series delves into the increased scrutiny by addressing the top issues impacting hospices and then follows up with four sessions covering scope-of-practice risks and compliance concerns impacting hospice team members, including nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement staff, and volunteers.
The 7 Elements of an Effective Compliance Plan
on Thursday, July 28, 2016
You may register for the entire series or for individual sessions.
- Top Compliance Issues Impacting Hospices
- Compliance for the Hospice Nurse & Aide
- Compliance for Hospice Social Workers & Chaplains
- Compliance for Hospice Bereavement Staff
- Compliance for Hospice Volunteer Staff
Session Dates & Descriptions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mountain
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Central
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern
A governmental focus on ferreting out fraud and abuse in hospice and CMS’s efforts to protect the integrity of the hospice benefit may seem like issues that only affect other hospices. Quite the contrary! Hospices of all sizes, ownership types, and geographic locations should be concerned with the government’s initiatives. Hospices need to be aware of top compliance issues to be prepared for an environment of compliance. This webinar will prepare participants for increased scrutiny by addressing issues impacting hospices and what types of audits and oversights should be in place to mitigate risk.
This webinar will delve into the finer points of the requirements for assessments and plans of care for nurses and aides. Since these are the foundation of a compliant, quality practice and the support for payment, this presentation will provide suggestions for how to use both, plus address common compliance gaps for nurses and aides, such as supporting hospice eligibility and the levels of care, and avoiding falling into risky admission and coordination-of-care practices.
Do you understand the requirements of assessments and plans of care for hospice social workers and chaplains? This webinar will provide suggestions for using the assessment and plan of care as the basis of quality, compliant practices. It will also address how to remain compliant in situations where social workers and chaplains are not making regular visits to the patient/family and not able to make timely assessment visits. Join us to learn the role of social workers and chaplains in providing documentation to support hospice eligibility and levels of care, and how to avoid risky admission practices.
This webinar will cover specific aspects of the conditions of participation applicable to bereavement staff and address common compliance gaps in bereavement practice. Topics will include bereavement policies, determining who should be followed in bereavement, how the initial bereavement assessment (part of the comprehensive assessment) should be used, and the role of bereavement staff in the IDG – plus the IDG’s role in bereavement.
This session will examine the conditions of participation applicable to volunteer staff and address common compliance issues in volunteer programs. Join us to learn about volunteer policies, the level of activity, cost savings reports, volunteer frequencies on the plan of care, and volunteer training.