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ADMINISTRATION

NHA101 - ADMIN: Corporate and Facility Compliance (2.75)

Purpose: The health care administrator will increase their knowledge of corporate compliance and their responsibility to report fraud, waste, and abuse. In health care facilities, all employees are expected to follow certain standards of behavior. These standards should influence the way patient care, daily business, interaction with others, and everyday decisions are accomplished. This course includes information to assist the administrator in developing the facility’s compliance program. Objectives:  1) Discuss the key components of a corporate compliance program; 2)Identify the federal agencies responsible for overseeing, protecting, and providing services for those who are not able to help themselves; 3) Discuss quality indicators for different health care settings including home health care, hospitals, and nursing homes; 4) Summarize current issues that impact quality care such as sufficient staffing, comprehensive care plans, medication management, appropriate use of psychotropic medications, and resident safety; 5) Discuss the implications of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse for health care providers; 6) Explain the regulations related to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules; 7) Describe resident’s rights and how they relate to advanced directives and safety; 8) Discuss patient/resident safety issues including prevention of falls, use of restraints, abuse and mistreatment, wandering and elopement; 10) Describe the advantages of employee education, effective communication, and enforcement of compliance standards.