ETHICS: Compliance with the Affordable Care Act

This course counts as 7 continuing education hours.

The Affordable Healthcare Act is in full implementation since January 2014. Is your counselor practice in compliance? Compliance standards are now required of all Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP healthcare providers. This training goes over the Office of Inspector General’s guidance for compliance programs. Simple considerations for full compliance are reviewed with special attention to behavior analysts who own small businesses or work in private practice.

Course Activities:
Lessons 1-4 with Practice Quizzes, which includes two course readings and course text on applications specific to counselors
Course reading 1:  Office of Inspector General’s Compliance Program for Individual and Small Group Practices
Course reading 2:  Avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

Educational Objectives:
Participants will correctly identify the new compliance requirements of ACA
Participants will demonstrate application of the OIG compliance program to a counseling practice
Participants will demonstrate knowledge of procedures for maintaining a compliance program once established

Target Audience:  Certified counselors who bill Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, or work for agencies that bill government insurance programs

Format:  Online self-study, 7 CE Hours

Instructor:  Valerie Evans, Ph.D.

General Statement accessCEU is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirement. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

This Access CEU course is based on primary documentation from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was neither developed nor endorsed by HHS.


Course Instructions: Read the material in Lesson 1 and take the practice quiz at the bottom of the page. After you have answered the two practice questions, move on to Lessons 2-4. When Lesson 4 is complete, take the final quiz until an 80% correct is achieved. Your certificate of course completion will be generated automatically.

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Look for the laptop with books displayed for course reading documents. A button will be displayed with a link to more reading. All readings are from .gov sources and pertain to implementation of ACA.

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