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NHPCO Webinar - Lessons Learned in Community-Based Palliative Care

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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


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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