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NHPCO Webinars - Referral and Admission Processes

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

June 26, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Are your hospice’s referral and admissions processes patient and family friendly? Does your structure and process ensure compliance with the Conditions of Participation? This Webinar will examine the foundational elements of a referral and admissions process that improves the patient and family experience, maintains compliance and fosters growth. In addition, faculty will address fraud and abuse concerns of governmental agencies related to hospice eligibility and documentation of ongoing eligibility, including the important role of the medical director.    

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Describe the foundational elements of a robust admissions process
  • Discuss strategies to ensure responsiveness to patient and family needs
  • Identify fraud and abuse concerns related to hospice eligibility and documentation of ongoing eligibility


Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC

Judi Lund Person has been the Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since July 2002. Judi serves as a key contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, interfacing with hospice payment policy, Part D, survey and certification, contractor management, and program integrity functions, among others.  She also represents hospice and palliative care with the Medicare Administrative Contractors and other federal agencies and many national organizations.  She is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings and works daily with hospice providers and state hospice organizations on the ever-increasing array of regulatory and compliance issues. She works with her team at NHPCO to develop regulatory and compliance tools, including hospice payment rates and wage index values and compliance guides. She is also a certified compliance professional (CHC).


Regina Shannon Bodnar, RN, MS, MSN, CHPCA

Reggie Bodnar is the Executive Director of Carroll Hospice and is a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical and leadership experience. Reggie graduated from the University of Rochester with a BSN in Nursing and received a Masters degree in Anatomy from New York Medical College and an MSN in Oncology Nursing from Yale University. Reggie has worked in community and university oncology settings and transitioned to hospice care in 1993 as the Director of Clinical Services of Gilchrist Hospice Care where she guided the hospice to become the largest provider of end-of-life care in the State of Maryland. She currently serves on the NHPCO Board of Directors and also has served as the President of the Hospice and Palliative Care Network of Maryland.

Rick Russell, BSN, RN, CHPCA

Rick Russell is the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer for ProMedica Continuing Care Services - a division of ProMedica Health System in Toledo, Ohio. Rick received his Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in consortium with the Medical College of Ohio in 1991. He served as the Nursing Director for Oncology and Orthopedics at the Medical College of Ohio until 1999. He then moved to the Michigan Peer Review Organization where he served as the Director of External Quality Review, and Medicaid Review Programs until 2004. He began his hospice career in 2004 as an Executive Director, and served in several operational roles including Vice President of Operations. Rick began work with the Quality and Standards Committee in 2011 and became certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Administration in 2016.

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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