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Hospice & Facilities Contractual Relationships: Actions to Take & Traps to Avoid (Webinar $149*)
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Hospice & Facilities Contractual Relationships: Actions to Take & Traps to Avoid (Webinar $149*)


When: Access Live or On-Demand
1:00 - 2:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


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Available as a live or on-demand webinar.  
AHPCO Members enjoy a $200 discount on the pricing.


Hospice & Facilities Contractual Relationships:  Actions to Take & Traps to Avoid 


Hospices have contracts with skilled-nursing facilities and hospitals to provide general inpatient and respite care to hospice patients.  The OIG regularly examines the financial and referral relationships between hospices and facilities and recently expanded its focus to include assisted-living facilities.  There is concern that contracts may disguise kickbacks, that hospices may admit patients who are not terminally ill, and that patients will be kept on service for long periods as part of a hospice/facility relationship.

Hospice providers need to be aware that they are no longer beyond suspicion with the OIG.  This webinar will address the increased scrutiny and risks that arise with facility relationships.  Noncompliance can lead to lost reimbursement, whistleblower lawsuits, and criminal investigations.



  • Trends leading to increased scrutiny of hospice/facility relationships
  • OIG's concerns about these relationships due to fraud alerts, bulletins, and other red flags
  • Key contract risk areas, such as fair market value
  • GIP and respite contract requirements
  • Anti-kickback statute safe harbor
  • Compliance strategies, including structuring compliant contracts, educating staff, and avoiding providing "freebies" to facilities

Take Away Toolkit

  • Sample noncompliance form letter
  • Links to resources and reference materials

Who Should Attend?

This informative session will benefit owners, executives, compliance officers, administrators, nursing directors, marketing staff, management, and staff who provide services in facilities.



Robert W. Marrkette, Jr.,  Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C

Robert focuses his legal practice on representing home health, hospice, and private-duty providers. With over a decade’s experience, he works on issues related to Medicare and Medicaid compliance including surveys, responding to surveys, state and federal appeals of survey findings; payer issues, including appealing payer audit findings; HIPAA compliance; Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, including developing and implementing compliance programs, performing internal investigations and representing providers in external investigations and civil and criminal matters. Robert further assists clients with purchasing and selling home health, hospice, and private-duty agencies. Because these providers depend heavily on their staff, Robert also addresses legal issues related to employment matters. A frequent speaker, Robert graduated from Hanover College with a degree in Computer Science and received his law degree from Indiana University School of Law. Robert is certified in health care compliance by the Health Care Compliance.



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**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.



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