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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Relationships with Hospitals: Compliance Pitfalls and Opportunities for Collaboration

Start Date: 10/16/2018 11:30 AM EDT
End Date: 10/16/2018 1:30 PM EDT

Organization Name: Ohio Council for Homecare and Hospice

JIm Godin
Email: jim@ochch.org
Phone: (614) 885-0434 x207

Hospitals are just one stop in the continuum of care. Collaborations between hospitals and post-acute care providers (such as home health care and hospice agencies) are increasingly important for quality improvement and continuity of patient care.  While these collaborations can offer many benefits, they can also pose compliance risks if the relationship is not properly structured.  This program will educate members on legal considerations when entering into financial arrangements and other collaborations with hospitals. 
This program will discuss:

  1. Recent governmental enforcement actions and guidance involving relationships between hospitals and post-acute care providers
  2. Fraud and abuse as well as patient privacy considerations relating to data sharing and other arrangements between hospitals and post-acute care providers
  3. The importance of picking the right hospital partner and considerations when approaching a hospital
  4. What to consider when seeking “preferred” PAC status by a hospital.
About the Presenters

Beth Kastner is a partner at Bricker and Eckler, LLP. Beth devotes her practice to regulatory, operational and compliance matters for hospitals, hospices, occupational medicine and other health care clients. She regularly advises clients on vendor/supply chain relationships; software licensing; clinically integrated networks; narrow networks, shared saving and bundled payment models; workplace wellness; Medicare/Medicaid participation and reimbursement; licensure and accreditation; health information privacy; and health care fraud and abuse law compliance.

Chris Kenney has 39 years’ experience in health care planning, policy development, and regulatory compliance for hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care clients.  Chris has provided consultation to various state agencies on health care matters, health care providers on planning and regulatory matters, and Ohio’s Executive Branch on state long-term care policy matters. She regularly advises clients on licensure, certification, hospital registration and service requirements, long-term care bed tax, certificate of need, state survey process, and space requirements.  She provides expert testimony and offers presentations on community health needs assessment, certificate of need, compliance programs, and cardiac catheterization and cardiovascular surgery service requirements. She is instrumental in effecting facility and long-term care bed right transactions. 

Registration Fee
OCHCH Member:  $110
Non-Member:  $199
Webinar Access
Webinar login instructions will be emailed to registered attendees.
Please note:  Each registration is for one phone connection.
Continuing Education
The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)(OH-157, 4/1/2019)
RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire program in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please return a completed evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.

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Closed: 10/15/2018 3:37 PM

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