ExpiredWhat Aides Need to Know to Protect Themselves from Negative Accusations & Investigations

  • October 18, 2016
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Based on this action by the OIG as related to Trends, Vulnerabilities, and Recommendations for Improvement in the PCS program, we want to invite your aides and your nurse aide supervisors to participate. Many actions by the OIG will be discussed as well as recommendations the aides can take to ultimately protect themselves and their agencies. The webinar recording is available for 30 days so that all aides will have an opportunity to learn after the live presentation. It’s all about protecting your good name!


Description: It’s no treat to be investigated by the Federal Office of Inspector General (OIG) … scary sounding…yes? Have you ever heard of the OIG Exclusions List? That is a list you do not want to be on!! Are you aware that federal regulations can prohibit you ever working again in an agency such as a certified home health, hospice, Personal Care Services or a waiver program for seniors that receive federal funding like Medicare and Medicaid? Come join me as we talk about how you can land on this list and an aide’s responsibility to be above reproach. Don’t let the words fraud, abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property or drugs come near your good name. Handouts will include an Aide’s Code of Ethics!


Presenter: Sherry Thomas, BSN, MPH has worked in home care for 33 years  – as a visiting nurse, supervisor, manager and Director. She was instrumental in starting both a large in-home aide waiver program in NC and a large, hospital based home health agency.  Over the years she has taught numerous education classes for home care staff. She is currently the Senior Executive Vice President for the Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC where she advises agencies in NC and SC on policies and regulations and oversees provider education. Sherry was a Johnston Nursing Scholar at the University of NC at Chapel Hill, was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing, and has received several industry awards over the years. Most importantly, she loves home care patients and the staff who care for them!



Registration: The registration deadline is October 17, 2016.  Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.



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