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NHPCO Webinar - Documentation

December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

The quality of a hospice provider’s documentation can determine the outcome of a medical review audit. Documentation content and quality can make or break hospice providers in today’s landscape of healthcare scrutiny. This Webinar will connect the dots between documentation, compliance assessment outcomes and obtaining/retaining reimbursement for hospice services. Faculty will discuss what high quality documentation looks like and strategies for achieving it. 

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

  • Describe common deficiencies from an auditor’s perspective
  • Determine strategies for achieving high quality documentation
  • Identify examples of average verses high quality documentation

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 she 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.

Annette Kiser, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Annette is the Chief Compliance Officer for Teleios Collaborative Network, an organization working collaboratively with community based not-for-profit hospice members to better prepare each agency to be successful in today’s changing healthcare environment. For the past 32 years, Annette has been actively involved in advancing the hospice and palliative care industry at the state and national level. She worked for local hospices in various positions for nearly 25 years and for a two-state hospice and palliative care association for more than 6 years. As an active member of the Palmetto GBA Hospice Coalition, she advocates for hospice providers with the Medicare Administrative Contractor’s staff. She regularly provides education on a variety of topics – documentation, compliance, audits, etc. – at the local, state and national level.

Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6232. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHPCO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 
 

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 - 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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End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Training

November 28, 2018

ELNEC
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Training
Advancing Palliative Care

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System ~ Nashville Campus
Room F206, 2nd Floor Acre Bldg.
1310 24th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212

EDUCATIONAL TOPICS
 
Introduction to Palliative Nursing Care
Pain Management
Communication
Symptom Management
Cultural Competency
Ethical and Legal Issue
Final Hours
Loss, Grief and Bereavement
 
TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT:
 
Donna.pelton@va.gog or Patricia.smith10@va.gov 

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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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The Prestigious CPD Accredited Geriatrics Nursing 2018

November 19, 2018 to November 20, 2018

Keywords: Geriatric Conference, Geriatrics Conferences, Nursing Conferences, Trending Geriatric Conferences, Palliative Care, Palliative Care Conferences, Geriatric Meetings, Geriatric 2018, Geriatrics 2018

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NHPCO Webinar - Terminal Prognosis and Trajectory

November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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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.

Register today
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The New Jewish Home's16th Annual Palliative Care Conference

November 13, 2018

Palliative Care Conference To Explore Ethical Issues At The End Of Life

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