Home Health and Corporate Compliance

Home Health and Corporate Compliance 

Home health agencies operate under federal, state, and local laws and regulations. These regulations govern not only patient care but also a wide range of other vital functions, such as the establishment of a corporate compliance program within your home health agency. The goal of this educational program is to provide all staff and managers in home health with guidance regarding required corporate compliance programming.


Hours: 0.75


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-HHCCS
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
Explain at least two reasons for having a corporate compliance program.
Define waste, abuse, and fraud in home health care.
Name at least five components of a corporate compliance program for home health care.
Describe the manager’s role in supporting an effective corporate compliance program.
Summarize the federal laws that govern Medicare fraud and abuse.
List at least three guiding principles for conducting business in home health care.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Why Corporate Compliance?

Corporate Compliance Programs

Your Corporate Compliance Program

Waste, Abuse, and Fraud

A Continuum

High Risk Areas

Components of a Corporate Compliance Program

Compliance Officer

Manager’s Role



Section 3: Fraud and Abuse Laws

Home Health Care and the Law

False Claims Act

Anti-Kickback Statute

Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law)

Exclusion Statute

Civil Monetary Penalties Law (CMPL)

Criminal Health Care Fraud Statute

The Deficit Reduction Act



Section 4: Guiding Principles and Ethics

Your Commitment to Quality

Pre-Employment Screening

Training and Education

Auditing and Monitoring

Code of Ethics

Business Ethics

Confidentiality and Records

Policies and Procedures



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributor




Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: General Staff; in the following settings: Home Health.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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