Home Health Compliance: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth Several Pounds of Cure

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Jun 11, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

When was the last time you updated your home health agency's compliance program?

In the last few years, Medicare fraud enforcement has notably increased. At the same time, Congress and CMS are putting more pressure on states to recover money through Medicaid fraud enforcement. So if your home health agency isn't taking precautionary steps, it should be -- and developing a compliance program is a good place to start. Not only will it help you prevent fraud or identify it early, but the government considers it as a factor in imposing sanctions after fraud occurs. Compliance plans head off costly whistleblower lawsuits too. But an effective compliance plan is not just something that you print, put on a binder and forget about. If you printed out the OIG’s home health compliance guidance, but took no further action, you may not have a compliance program.

So take an ounce of prevention -- and hour out of your busy day -- to hear nationally-known healthcare attorney Robert W. Markette dish on what your home health compliance program needs. You'll walk away with a greater understanding of the biggest compliance issues that plague home care, and the key elements to a compliance plan. You'll also learn strategies to identify problems before they happen and the skills to correct any problems that exist.

Here's a sampling of what you’ll learn:

  • The 7 elements of compliance and how they should impact your compliance plan.
  • Get the scoop on compliance officer authority and important lines of communication to have in place.
  • Protect your staff: Learn the ropes of anonymous reporting and why it's so important.
  • The major pitfalls in homecare fraud and abuse ... and how to avoid them.
  • Actions steps to take when you find a problem ... plus, how to handle your referral source relationships.
  • Common problem areas for homecare you should address specifically in your compliance planning.
  • How often you should update your compliance plan. The answer may surprise you.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? Home health administrators, field staff, marketing staff, management, directors, and officers.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Robert W. Markette - Home Care Expert

For more than a decade, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than a decade of experience in working with these industries, Robert has developed a reputation for understanding the operational, compliance and legal/regulatory issues facing homecare providers.

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