As an employee in a senior care community, you have the responsibility to act in a way that is ethical and complies with the law and your community's policies and procedures. Further, if you observe something you believe is improper or potentially illegal, you are required to report this behavior so that it can be addressed in a timely manner. It is important for you to understand the legal and ethical standards required of you and recognize your responsibility to comply with these standards. This course has been prepared with those objectives in mind.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Compliance
Corporate Compliance Programs
Laws Preventing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Section 3: Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA)
Section 4: Medical Records and Billing
Billing and Cost Reporting
Section 5: Reporting and Preventing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Section 6: Conclusion
Ann Elsasser-Root holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience working as a physical therapist in multiple care settings, including skilled nursing, independent living, inpatient rehab, and outpatient orthopedic and neurology. Ann has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in geriatric care, kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, and McKenzie MDT for the lumbar spine. She is most passionate about treating the older population to improve quality of life and maximize functional independence. As a curriculum designer for Relias, Ann enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC
Ron Orth obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Director of Curriculum Design for Post-acute Care at Relias. Ron is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA.Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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