Compliance and Enforcement – A Bottom-Line Approach to Culture, Sustainability, and Protection

Compliance and Enforcement – A Bottom-Line Approach
to Culture, Sustainability, and Protection
2-Part Webinar Series
June 16 and June 24, 2015: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The enforcement and economic pressures on Home Health and Hospice providers continue to grow in today’s increasingly aggressive regulatory enforcement environment. Whether implementing the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, preparing for the scrutiny of federal and state regulators, or sustaining a positive culture promoting ethical conduct in practice and application, compliance at all levels of your organization is critical to your bottom line professionally, and personally. From the US Department of Health and Human Services, the State Attorney General, or Medicaid and Medicare, Home Health and Hospice providers remain under continuing scrutiny, judgment, and attack from federal and state regulators, consumers, and even sometimes their own workforce. If the best offense is a good defense, then a strong and sustained compliance program is the winning game plan.

Designed for Home Health and Hospice providers, this program will address fundamental, but imperative strategies for compliance success, highlight enforcement trends and efforts by law enforcement and regulators, provide a framework for a strong compliance program, and offer insightful legal and practical tips and considerations for implementing and sustaining a compliance program that fits the needs and scope of providers big, small, and in-between. The goal of this series is to provide attendees with a working knowledge of the legal and policy issues facing home health and hospice providers, keys to compliance success, and practical considerations and solutions to real-life problems.

Objectives:

Part 1 – June 16:
• Review the prevalent fraud and abuse laws that impact the way providers do business and provide services.
• Discuss enforcement trends and efforts by law enforcement and regulators.

Part 2 – June 24:
• Describe the components of an effective compliance program and insightful legal and practical tips for implementing and sustaining a compliance program.
• Illustrate real life examples of compliance issues faced by home care and hospice providers.

Faculty: James Ervin, Esq., is a partner with Roetzel & Andress’ Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Corporate Compliance Practice Group, and Public Law Practice Group in Columbus, OH. Mr. Ervin’s practice concentration is in the areas of corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement, complex business litigation, and public law. He has extensive experience in defending and advocating for clients before all courts, administrative agencies and regulatory bodies that have legal jurisdiction, civil and/or criminal enforcement powers, and/or regulatory oversight.

Registration Fee: Member rate for the series is $249.00 – Non-members $359.00. The individual webinar fee is $130 for members – $199 Non-members. Audio recording is available.

Continuing Education: The program planners and presenters have no conflict of interest in regard to this series. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours. Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person.

The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice (OH-157, 4/1/16) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.