Corporate Compliance for Home Health Staff

Corporate Compliance for Home Health Staff 

One of the most important required educational programs your home health agency is required to provide is one that ensures you gain a thorough understanding of healthcare fraud and abuse, as well as other high-risk activities. Fraud and abuse remain a significant problem in federally funded healthcare programs and the recognition and reporting of suspected illegal practices will assist your agency with maintaining a high quality of care. Corporate compliance programs provide the education and training employees and other related personnel need to make sure everyone understands the legal and ethical standards home health agencies, as well as the government, require. All employees and related personnel have a responsibility to make sure the agency's compliance program is effective and successful. Directed toward home health staff, this course provides basic legal and ethical standards required in a corporate compliance program. *Additionally, this course is offered in Spanish


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.25 HOURS

California Department of Public Health (CNA)


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO147835

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SC-HH-CCHH-S
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define fraud, waste, and abuse.
Explain the reasons for a corporate compliance program.
Recognize and report suspected illegal or unethical activities.
Summarize the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute.
Restate agency and business ethical principles.
Identify compliance policies and procedures.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Why Corporate Compliance? A. Medicare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse B. Inappropriate HHA Claims C. HHA Corporate Compliance D. Federal Compliance Requirements E. Compliance Officer F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Requirements and Regulations A. Pre-employment Screening B. Training and Education C. Auditing and Monitoring D. The False Claims Act E. The Anti-Kickback Statute F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Guiding Principles A. Code of Ethics B. The Business Ethic C. Records and Confidentiality D. Policies and Procedures E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning
Ms. O’Connor has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, educator, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: medical/surgical, public health, and the operating room environment. She also was a clinical and didactic educator for a community college healthcare program. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. O’Connor successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in WV. As a Surgical Services Educator, Ms. O’Connor created and implemented a Surgical Technician program for non-licensed operating room employees in a highly respected community hospital. She also has been a nurse planner, with experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating continuing education courses for nursing personnel through the continuing education process. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. O’Connor is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Sarah Zimmerman
Sarah Zimmerman, RN, BSN, MS. AEd, Client Success Manager, Relias Learning has her BS in Nursing from the University of Akron in Ohio and a MS in Adult Education from Kansas State University. Her clinical experience includes intensive care nursing, teaching medical/surgical, critical care and nursing leadership to student nurses along with various management positions. Sarah’s post-acute experience includes the startup of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and over 20 years in the home health industry where she held positions of Clinical Supervisor, Quality Manager, Director of Operations, Administrator, Regional Director, and Area Vice President of Operations. In 2000 she received her Certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting and has used this further education many times in her administrative positions. Disclosure: Sarah Zimmerman 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: Entry, Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: Home Health.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.