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Kickbacks and Other Compliance Issues for Discharge Planners webinar (W2061)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
9:00 am10:00 am

Course Curriculum
Hospital case managers and discharge planners handle a number of legal issues. As the primary enforcer of fraud prohibitions, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has targeted case managers and discharge planners for accepting kickbacks from post-acute providers that receive referrals from them. These include long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities (ALFs), home health agencies and hospices. Kickbacks are provided in a variety of forms, including gift cards. In addition, case managers and discharge planners are dealing with issues of the appropriate role of coordinators or liaisons from post-acute providers. For example, when can coordinators or liaisons become involved in the discharge planning process? At what level are they allowed to help prepare patients for discharge? Join this webinar to learn more about these issues, including a discussion on compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) for discharge planning.

Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.