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NHPCO Webinar - Lessons Learned in Community-Based Palliative Care

December 13, 2018

December 13, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

The growing need of individuals living with serious illness heightens the need for palliative care, particularly in community settings. While there is substantial need for community-based palliative care, scaling access to palliative care has been limited by a predominately fee-for-service payment environment. Trends in delivery system reform that reward value over volume create opportunities to scale access to high-quality palliative care in a financially sustainable way. In this Webinar, participants will explore how hospice providers can provide community-based palliative care in a way that supports seriously ill patients and families and offers strategic value to the organization.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Describe three reasons hospice providers should consider developing or expanding community-based palliative care programs
  • Articulate the challenges of providing community-based palliative care in a fee-for-service payment system
  • Discuss how trends in delivery system reform create opportunities for the expansion of community-based palliative care

Faculty 

Anne Monroe, MHA

Ms. Monroe is the Executive Director of Palliative Care/Physician Practice Manager at Bluegrass Care Navigators. She has worked in physician practice management for 25 years. She completed her Master in Health Administration at the University of Kentucky.  Ms. Monroe is responsible for program planning, budgeting, system and data analysis, regulatory compliance, operations and other physician practice management responsibilities for the Bluegrass Care Navigators practice of 14 physicians and 14 nurse practitioners. She has presented numerous times at NHPCO and the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) national conferences, as well as other regional conferences. Ms. Monroe is currently faculty of the CAPC Virtual Office Hours on Community Based Palliative Care Billing and Coding and Hospices Providing Community Based Palliative Care. She received the Distinguished Leader Award in 2016 by the Kentucky Association Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In addition, Ms. Monroe is the University of Kentucky Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Coordinator.

Turner West, MPH, MTS

Turner is the associate vice president for health policy and the director of the Palliative Care Leadership Center at Bluegrass Care Navigators. Turner has extensive experience bringing leadership and innovation to programs and operations aimed at improving care for the seriously ill. As a recognized leader in hospice and palliative care, Turner has presented on a variety of important issues on health care delivery for the seriously ill at the national, regional, state, and local level. In addition to his work with Bluegrass Care Navigators, Turner is a consultant with the Center to Advance Palliative Care, faculty for NHPCO’s Hospice Manager Development Program, and an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland for the Master of Science in Palliative Care degree program. In 2016, Turner was named a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association. As a fellow, Turner worked in the Department of Health and Human Services with the Office of the Surgeon General on public health approaches to serious illness and with the Altarum Institute on new methods to financing long-term care. Turner has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Theology degree from Vanderbilt University and an undergraduate degree in political science from Transylvania University. He is certified in public health through the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

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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Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP)

December 2, 2018 to December 7, 2018

A course for palliative care clinical and education leaders. PCEP is designed for palliative care specialists, champions, and educators, as well as generalist and specialist physicians and nurses who wish to gain additional competencies in palliative care. PCEP enhances clinicians' skill in communication, teaching, and clinical practice.

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NHPCO Webinar - Engage Staff with Quality Data

November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

One of the most significant challenges for quality professionals in hospice is engaging field staff with quality data. This Webinar will examine the types of data available to staff and how to translate it into something that is meaningful and connects with what staff does every day. In addition, faculty will discuss why data is so important from a compliance perspective and why it is crucial for all staff to have a big picture understanding of its value in order to provide the highest possible quality of care for patients and families.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Identify data sources including examples of both negative and positive data
  • Discuss ways to translate data into something meaningful for staff
  • Describe why data is important from a compliance perspective

Faculty

Ann Marie Ackerman, RN, BSN, MBA

Ann Marie Ackerman is the Vice President, Patient Care at Hospice and Community Care in Lancaster, PA. Ann Marie has over 40 years of healthcare experience including 20 years of hospice leadership experience.  In her current role, she oversees homecare and inpatient clinical functions as well as Quality and Compliance. Ann Marie is a registered nurse and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware and a Master in Business Administration from Widener University. Ann Marie is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses’ Association (HPNA) and is certified in hospice and palliative nursing. She also is a member of the NHPCO’s Quality and Standards Committee.  Ann Marie has a particular interest in quality improvement and engaging staff in the improvement process.  She has presented at both the state and national level on a variety of topics.

Sarah McSpadden, RN, MSN, MHA, CHC

Ms. McSpadden joined The Elizabeth Hospice as Chief Operating Officer in August 2016. She is a respected, seasoned healthcare executive with more than 23 years of progressively responsible experience in leading home health, post-acute medical care, palliative care and hospice programs, with an emphasis on quality assurance, patient-care outcomes, and clinical operations. Sarah’s multi-state and multi-office organization career highlights include executive leadership positions overseeing Operations, Clinical Services, Quality and Compliance, achieving Community Health Accreditation Program Deemed Status Accreditation and Joint Commission Accreditation for multi-state hospice programs.  She has developed and implemented corporate compliance program standards for several healthcare entities and is an expert in hospice compliance and regulatory requirements. Sarah is a sought-out leader and active participant in hospice and regulatory compliance committees at the state and national levels. She serves as a member on the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA) Education Committee, the Quality and Standards Committee for NHPCO, the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

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 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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NHPCO Webinar - Engage Staff with Quality Data

November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

One of the most significant challenges for quality professionals in hospice is engaging field staff with quality data. This Webinar will examine the types of data available to staff and how to translate it into something that is meaningful and connects with what staff does every day. In addition, faculty will discuss why data is so important from a compliance perspective and why it is crucial for all staff to have a big picture understanding of its value in order to provide the highest possible quality of care for patients and families.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Identify data sources including examples of both negative and positive data
  • Discuss ways to translate data into something meaningful for staff
  • Describe why data is important from a compliance perspective

Faculty

Ann Marie Ackerman, RN, BSN, MBA

Ann Marie Ackerman is the Vice President, Patient Care at Hospice and Community Care in Lancaster, PA. Ann Marie has over 40 years of healthcare experience including 20 years of hospice leadership experience.  In her current role, she oversees homecare and inpatient clinical functions as well as Quality and Compliance. Ann Marie is a registered nurse and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware and a Master in Business Administration from Widener University. Ann Marie is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses’ Association (HPNA) and is certified in hospice and palliative nursing. She also is a member of the NHPCO’s Quality and Standards Committee.  Ann Marie has a particular interest in quality improvement and engaging staff in the improvement process.  She has presented at both the state and national level on a variety of topics.

Sarah McSpadden, RN, MSN, MHA, CHC

Ms. McSpadden joined The Elizabeth Hospice as Chief Operating Officer in August 2016. She is a respected, seasoned healthcare executive with more than 23 years of progressively responsible experience in leading home health, post-acute medical care, palliative care and hospice programs, with an emphasis on quality assurance, patient-care outcomes, and clinical operations. Sarah’s multi-state and multi-office organization career highlights include executive leadership positions overseeing Operations, Clinical Services, Quality and Compliance, achieving Community Health Accreditation Program Deemed Status Accreditation and Joint Commission Accreditation for multi-state hospice programs.  She has developed and implemented corporate compliance program standards for several healthcare entities and is an expert in hospice compliance and regulatory requirements. Sarah is a sought-out leader and active participant in hospice and regulatory compliance committees at the state and national levels. She serves as a member on the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA) Education Committee, the Quality and Standards Committee for NHPCO, the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

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 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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NHPCO Webinar - Terminal Prognosis and Trajectory

November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

Determining prognosis and documenting hospice eligibility continues to be challenging for many hospice providers. This Webinar will improve your understanding of the data needed to develop a prognosis for individual patients and improve your prognostication skills for certain disease categories. After this Webinar, you will be in a better position to determine the terminal illness trajectory and document hospice eligibility for your patients.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Identify common indicators of decline which are universal regardless of diagnosis
  • Improve prognostication skills for certain disease categories
  • Discuss how prognostication utilizes both population studies and clinical judgment

Faculty 

Robert Crook, MD, FACP, FAAHPM 

Dr. Crook has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for over 10 years and currently serves as Associate Medical Director for Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care and lead physician for Community Based Palliative Care. Mount Carmel has earned national recognition as one of original 8 CAPC Leadership Centers, which trains other communities on how to deliver excellent palliative care. Dr. Crook graduated medical school at the University of Toledo and completed his internal medicine residency at Case/MetroHealth in Cleveland with a focus on tropical medicine. He is an active member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). He wrote a book chapter on Prognosis for the Essentials of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care for the Mayo Clinic Continuing Medical Education e-Curriculum Series in Ethiopia. In 2014 he was honored by AAHPM as an Inspiring Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Under 40.

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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CAPC National Seminar 2018

November 7, 2018 to November 10, 2018

Join us for the CAPC National Seminar and Pre-Conference Workshops

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2018 NHPCO's Interdisciplinary Conference

November 5, 2018 to November 7, 2018

NHPCO's Interdisciplinary Conference 
Preconference Dates: November 3-4, 2018; 
Main Conference Dates: November 5-7, 2018
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

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NHPCO Webinar - Compliance Risk Areas

October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

Does the Office of Inspector General (OIG) have a crystal ball? If you have ever looked at the 27 risk areas identified in their 1999 Compliance Guidance for Hospices, you certainly might think so. And, if you have never looked at them, it’s high time that you did. In this Webinar, faculty will highlight the top risk areas, discuss how to assess your hospice’s vulnerability for each and provide realistic strategies for risk reduction – three steps that form a critical piece of an effective compliance program.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Describe and categorize the OIG hospice risk areas
  • Discuss the relevance of the risk areas to the current OIG Work Plan plus additional risk areas
  • Determine your hospice’s top risk areas
  • Identify risk reduction actions for your hospice

Faculty

Roseanne Berry MSN, RN

Roseanne has more than 30 years of operational, clinical and regulatory compliance leadership experience within the home care and hospice industry. She is a hospice consultant and a founding partner of R&C Healthcare Solutions and Hospice Fundamentals. She uses her in-depth expertise to provide a range of services, including regulatory and operational support, quality assessment, and performance improvement to hospices and industry professionals across the country. Her previous experience includes playing an integral role in growing one of the country’s largest publicly traded hospice providers as well as managing and facilitating the full continuum of hospice services. Roseanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University. She has served on NHPCO’s Quality Advisory Council, and she has been an active member of the NHPCO Regulatory Committee.  As an educator and a recognized leader in the hospice industry, she frequently presents at national and state conferences.

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 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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NHPCO Webinar - Assessment of Spiritual Suffering

October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

Just as physical pain signals an injury to the physical body, spiritual suffering can be seen as an indication that one or more spiritual needs is threatened or going unmet. Spiritual suffering is often found clearly in hospice and palliative care when individuals are unable to find sources of meaning, hope, love, peace, comfort, strength and connection in life. This Webinar will explore the components of spiritual distress, ways in which to assess for its presence, identify interventions to be incorporated into the work of the chaplain and other members of the interdisciplinary team, and suggest appropriate documentation in the patient plan of care.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Describe ways in which spiritual suffering can be experienced including the impact of variation in religious, spiritual, and cultural background and experience
  • Articulate a method by which a spiritual assessment can include the elements of identifying and measuring spiritual suffering
  • Discuss interventions for spiritual suffering that can be employed by the spiritual care provider, documented in the patient chart, and addressed collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team

Faculty 

Sue Wintz, MDiv, APBCC, BCC

Sue is the Director for Professional and Community Education at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and the Director of Education for the Spiritual Care Association, overseeing the SCA online learning center. Sue has over 35 years of clinical, administrative, writing, educational design, development, and teaching experience in the provision of professional chaplaincy and spiritual care. She has worked in and contributed to numerous health care and community settings as well as serving as an expert advisor and contributor to intradisciplinary professional organizations and projects, most recently as a member of the writing group for the National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition, which are scheduled for publication on October 31, 2018. Sue is an advance practice board certified member of the Spiritual Care Association. She is also is a board certified member and past president of the Association of Professional Chaplains who, in 2013 gave her its highest honor, the Anton Boisen Professional Service Award. She joined HealthCare Chaplaincy Network in 2010.

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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NHPCO Webinar - Avoiding Survey Deficiencies

September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

With the hospice industry under increased regulatory scrutiny, there has been a significant increase in survey deficiencies for hospices, even for those with no prior issues. Leading industry experts will provide an up-to-the minute overview of the most problematic survey issues impacting hospice providers in 2018. This Webinar also will provide strategies and identify resources that hospice providers can use to potentially mitigate survey deficiencies and establish an ongoing survey readiness culture and process within their organizations.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Discuss the top 10 CMS survey deficiencies for hospice providers in 2018
  • Identify strategies hospices can implement to potentially minimize survey deficiencies
  • Describe key components of a comprehensive survey readiness program to facilitate a culture of regulatory compliance within each hospice

Faculty

Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, 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 more than 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 completed her doctoral degree in health care education and policy in March 2018. 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, develops education and resources for hospice and palliative care providers, and serves on the ANA’s national palliative nursing task group.

Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN

Kimberly Skehan is a Senior Manager with Simione Healthcare Consultants with over twenty five years of home health and hospice clinical, management, and consulting experience. Kim’s home health and hospice consulting experience includes startup, survey readiness and  follow up for state licensure and Medicare certification; due diligence; operations; program development; education and training; clinical audit, regulatory and reimbursement issues; survey readiness and follow up;  and development of quality assessment/performance improvement and corporate compliance programs. Kim has participated in Administrative Law Judge Hearings related to Medicare appeals, and has served as a state-approved Independent Nurse Consultant to monitor regulatory compliance issues for home health and hospice providers under Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Consent Orders. She also has acted as a liaison to state and federal regulatory agencies and legislators to facilitate collaboration regarding issues affecting the home care and hospice industry.

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 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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