Compliance and Ethics in Long-Term Care

08feb12:00 pm1:00 pmCompliance and Ethics in Long-Term CareSDAHO Webinar

Event Details


Long-term care facilities are required to operate a compliance and ethics program under regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2016. This requirement took effect in November 2019. CMS directed state survey agencies  in June 2022 to begin enforcement in October 2022.  This webinar will provide an overview of the required components of a compliance and ethics program, as well as describing guidance issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) on nursing home compliance programs.

  • Explain CMS expectations for a compliance and ethics program
  • Assess whether your organization’s compliance and ethics program aligns with current requirements
  • Develop a process to identify and prioritize compliance risks facing your organization

CE’s: NHA & SW

Presenter: Nancy Ruzicka, BS, RPh, MBA, MJ, CHC, Ruzicka Consulting

Nancy Ruzicka has experience teaching and assisting hospitals and other healthcare facilities in understanding applicable Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Her experience also encompasses teaching all levels of healthcare staff in understanding compliance and HIPAA requirements. Nancy has been a frequent speaker for the Iowa Hospital Association on EMTALA and Conditions of Participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Nancy’s previous experiences include Director of Integrity & Compliance and Privacy Official at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines; Director of Regulatory Compliance at UnityPoint Health and over twenty years of experience with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Nancy received her MJ in Health Law, MBA and BS in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.


Registration is free for SDAHO Members and $49 for Non-Members.

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(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST(GMT-06:00)