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Welcome to the Regulatory and Compliance Center!

Alerts and Publications

Read NHPCO Regulatory Alerts, Regulatory Round-Ups, NewsBriefs items.

Hot Topics

Learn about hospice topics in the “spotlight”, review the hospice compliance monitor and calendar

Hospice Compliance Certificate Program

Successful programs today need to know the basics of healthcare compliance, including developing a compliance program, compliance risk assessment, compliance policies and procedures, and anonymous reporting.

Billing and Reimbursement

Find this year’s wage index and Medicare and Medicaid rates for your service area, MACs, billing for hospice services, and cost reports

Compliance for Hospices

Learn about developing a compliance program, compliance professional’s responsibilities and compliance risk areas for hospice providers

Emergency Preparedness for Hospice Providers

This resource provides guidance and outlines requirements for hospice providers as it relates to Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.

Contact Regulatory

Regulatory Assistance - If after reviewing the online resources you need additional assistance, contact  regulatory@nhpco.org.

Federal Resources

Find information about Federal Hospice statutes and regulations, as well as information from other federal agencies, including HHS, Office of Civil Rights, Food and Drug Administration, DEA, and others

Fraud and Abuse

Review current fraud and abuse initiatives at the state and federal levels, including OIG, Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC), Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MIC), Department of Justice, and other

Hospice Operations

Locate resources to direct regulatory oversight for hospice operations, guide administration management, and support your clinical staff

Interdisciplinary Team

The hospice interdisciplinary group includes physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, counselors, chaplains, therapists and trained volunteers.  The Medicare Hospice regulations use the term “interdisciplinary group “in the regulatory text, but the term “interdisciplinary team” can be substituted.

Determining Terminal Prognosis

The Relatedness Workgroup is a subcommittee of the NHPCO Regulatory Committee.  The group’s mission is to develop resources for the NHPCO membership that will assist in determining related diagnoses, medications, supplies, equipment, etc. for a patient.  

State Specific Resources

Find information about state hospice regulations, contacts for state licensing boards and survey agencies, and other state specific resources


Tools to assess and monitor the quality of care and services your hospice provides, and other information and resources 

Regulatory A to Z

Find any Regulatory topic quickly in this alphabetical list

Updated: 3/04/2019