Planning for Compliance – OIG & DOJ Watching Hospice
Summary:Important analysis of OIG Hospice Workplan & DOJ actions against hospices.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Faculty: Wehri, Katie
Program Description: This important program provides an
analysis of the four areas of the current 2013 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan and OIG reports
pertaining to hospices and review actions taken against individual clinicians and hospice entities by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
In this program the Katie suggests critical actions hospices and their clinicians should be taking now plus future
planning to ensure they stay out of the line of sight of the OIG/DOJ.
Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:
About the Presenter: Katie Wehri began her career in Ohio over 20 years ago and
has held various positions within the hospice, home health, and private duty industries. She has 13 years of executive level experience in
a variety of settings: non-profit, for-profit; hospital-based, community-based; multiple locations in multiple states; hospice inpatient
unit; pediatric hospice; and adult and pediatric palliative care. She has an extensive background in healthcare regulation and accreditation
standards interpretation and compliance, quality assessment and performance improvement, and board and staff development. She also has
experience in opening and expanding sites for both home health and hospice organizations. Katie is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC)
and healthcare privacy compliance (CHPC). She has been consulting in these areas since 2009 and is currently the Hospice Liaison with the
Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care and works in Hospice Operations with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.