Dealing with Hospice Whistleblowers

 

The reporting mechanisms a hospice uses for its corporate compliance program may be the best defense the hospice has against future whistleblowers. The number of hospice whistleblowers has increased in recent years. An effective corporate compliance program is one of the most critical tools a hospice has in mitigating the potential damage a whistleblower can cause. Specifically, proactive mechanisms for reporting potential fraud and abuse are will help to identify causes for concern as well as possible disgruntled employees. Topics covered in this webinar include: The relationship between compliance program reporting mechanisms and whistleblowers How effective corporate compliance programs can mitigate the potential damage caused by whistleblowers The importance on non-retaliation for reports of potential compliance violations

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-HOS-WB-DHW

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HOS-WB-DHW
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Breakdown the basic legal protections afforded to good faith whistleblowers.
Discuss how to manage the hospice workplace when there is a known whistleblower at work.
List the important protective measures to guard against a whistleblower through your corporate compliance program.

Outline:
Introduction and How to Spot a Whistleblower What whistleblower activities are protected and what laws protect them Prohibited whistleblower retaliatory practices Managing an employee whistleblower at your hospice – do’s and don’ts When do separation and severance agreements make sense Compliance best practices to guard against a whistleblower

Instructor: Howard J. Young, JD
Howard Young, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare fraud and abuse matters, is a partner in Morgan Lewis's FDA and Healthcare Practice with nearly 20 years of health law experience. Mr. Young advises a broad range of healthcare organizations - including hospitals, hospices, home health agencies, retail and specialty pharmacies, and more - on fraud and abuse, regulatory, and compliance program matters, and represents clients on federal and state investigations and self-disclosures involving False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, quality of care, coding and billing matters. Disclosure: Howard J. Young, JD 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: intermediate and advanced level Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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.
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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.
Accommodations
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