Cheryl Arenella, MD, MPH
Cheryl Arenella, MD, MPH, is a physician with more than 35 years of experience in the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine since 1996, she also maintains Board Certification in Family Medicine. Cheryl has extensive management and consulting experience with skills in program evaluation, quality assessment and performance improvement, policy development, accreditation, and utilization review. She is skilled at conducting chart reviews and compliance audits, and has been a leader in multiple efforts developing standards of practice in hospice and palliative care
- Interviewed multiple physicians and other clinician stakeholders as part of an engagement planning an inpatient palliative consult service for a 400-bed medical center.
- Developed a crosswalk between NHPCO Standards for Hospice Care and the Medicare Conditions of Participation. Incorporated standards from Joint Commission, CHAP, ACHC, NQF Preferred Practices, and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care.
- Conducted chart reviews and compliance audits at various hospices around the country.
- Provided peer mentoring and recommendations for professional development of hospice medical directors.