Violence in Home Care: Protecting Your Workforce
Summary: The risk of violence from clients, family and community against your workforce.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Faculty: Robert Liles, JD and Anthony Cutrona, JD
Program Description: Home healthcare workers often face an unsafe and unpredictable
environment as they visit a client’s neighborhood and home. Since more violent incidents occur in health care settings than any other profession,
your administrative staff are also vulnerable. The presenters discuss the extent of the problem and what measures your home health agency or
hospice can take to help protect your workforce from violence.
Presentation Date: 08.09.2017
Learning Outcomes(s): Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an
intent to change or enhance their practice by implementing reporting programs that will encourage healthcare staff to more readily report incidents of violence.
About the Presenter: Robert Liles, JD has a background that is somewhat unique. In addition
to a law degree, he holds a Master’s in Health Care Administration. Robert has worked on the provider side, as a federal prosecutor and now represents
home health and hospice agencies around the country in connection with Medicare and Medicaid audits and investigations. While working as a federal prosecutor,
he was asked to serve as the first National Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the DOJ’s, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. In this capacity, he advised
prosecutors around the country regarding health care fraud statutes, schemes, investigative tools, privacy concerns, and compliance issues. Robert is a
nationally-recognized speaker and educator on health law regulatory issues. He has taught and lectured at regional and national conferences, seminars and
webinars to federal and state prosecutors, auditors, industry representatives, providers and suppliers on a variety of regulatory issues.
About the Presenter: Anthony Cutrona, JD began practicing home health law as general counsel
for a Houston home health agency in 1996 and opened his solo health law practice in 1997. In 2000, the Texas Association for Home Care named him its Associate
Member of the Year. Last year, after 20 years of representing home health care providers throughout Texas, Anthony joined Liles Parker as a Partner and opened
its San Antonio office. He continues to represent home health agencies in license and survey matters, administrative appeals, implementation of compliance programs,
employment issues, and defends nurses in Board of Nursing matters.