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Hot Topics: Sizzling News for the Field

August 23, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

This has been a year of unprecedented activity on the regulatory and quality fronts for hospice providers. Join this Webinar to hear the latest news about the “hot” topics that are keeping you up at night starting with the Final Hospice Wage Index Rule for FY 2017. Faculty will discuss the final rule’s rate increase and cap adjustments as well as provide updates on the new quality measures and data points for HIS. This Webinar also provides an opportunity to ask NHPCO experts your burning questions.

Faculty

Judi Lund Person, MPH

Judi Lund Person has been the Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since July of 2002. Prior to joining the team at NHPCO, she served for 22 years as the President and CEO of The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care. Judi works daily with hospice providers and state hospice organizations on the ever-increasing array of regulatory and compliance issues and translates complex regulatory language into actionable “plain English” for hospice providers. Judi led the organization through the release and implementation of the Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation in 2008 and develops tools each year for hospice providers, including hospice payment rates and wage index values. Judi graduated with honors with a BA degree in Sociology from UNC at Greensboro and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the UNC at Chapel Hill. Judi is certified in Healthcare Compliance.

Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, CHC

Jennifer is the Senior Director of Regulatory and Quality for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with the organization since 2006. She has 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 18 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a dual master’s degree in health education and case management, and is currently working on a doctoral degree in health care education and policy. Jennifer is a certified compliance professional and legal nurse consultant. She speaks at national and state conferences, writes articles for trade journals, contributes to health care publisher materials and develops education and resources for hospice and palliative care providers.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the Final Hospice Wage Index Rule for FY 2017
  • Describe rate increase and cap adjustments in the final rule
  • Identify the new quality measures and data points for HIS

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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