Home health agencies operate under federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Your home health agency is required to provide education that ensures you understand how to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse of funds. You must also be able to recognize and report suspected illegal practices. Doing so will help your agency provide appropriate and high quality care. The goal of this educational program is to provide all staff in home health care with education about fraud, waste, and abuse.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias' submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH). Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.5000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws
Corporate Compliance Programs
Defining Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
The False Claims Act
Responsibility to Report
What Should You Do?
Section 3: Conclusion
Jennifer has over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She is certified as an OASIS Specialist- Clinical (COS-C) and is a Curriculum Designer in post-acute care for Relias. 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.”
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