Removing the Fear: Understanding the Office of Inspector General (OIG) & its Communication, Relationships, & Actions in the Hospice Industry
This presentation helps ensure your hospice agency is
operating within CMS guidelines and away from the OIG spotlight.
NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 11/21/2019 This program was presented on 11.13.2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program in Houston.
It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access.
- Presentation Date: November 13, 2019
- TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Administrator Program | Houston
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- Continuing Education for Nurses
- 2.0 Contact Hr(s)
- This program awards CNE until 11.13.2021
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is approved as a provider of nursing continuing
professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
- §558.260[a]risk assessment and management
Program Description: Understanding is the first step to ensuring that your hospice agency is
operating within the guidelines set out by CMS and moving away from the OIG spotlight. You will learn about the relationship between the
OIG and CMS and other federal agencies, communication practices of the OIG, where to find the most current information regarding the OIG Hospice
workplan and how to lead their teams to strengthen their compliance programs.
Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an
intent to change or enhance their practice by identifying areas to strengthen in their agency’s compliance programs to ensure that they are
operating within the guidelines set out by CMS.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Zaundra Ellis, Hospice Product Director, Axxess
About the Presenters:
Zaundra Ellis Zaundra Ellis is the Hospice Product Manager for Axxess.
She leverages her many years of expertise in the hospice industry to create a software that is easy to use and allows clients to be clinically,
administratively and financially compliant. Prior to joining Axxess, Zaundra served as the Executive Director and Regional Director for
Kindred Hospice and Heart to Heart Hospice agencies across Texas. In this role she oversaw an inpatient hospice facility, created and implemented
a companywide QAPI program for an organization that served more than 2,500 patients, and used her experience to create operations that improved
compliance and maximized reimbursements. Zaundra is an active member of the Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice and has served on multiple
committees including the Education, Hospice and Medicare/Medicaid committees.
 Removing the Fear: Understanding the Office of Inspector General (OIG) & its Communication, Relationships, & Actions in the Hospice Industry