Course Description

Hospice managers need a sound foundation of the basics of financial performance and financial management. Skills in risk management in the realm of financial management are also essential for today’s hospice. Hospice MPD participants will develop a framework for understanding necessary elements of hospice financial management. Focus will be on the essential tools for hospice financial performance, including budgeting, key reports and monitoring financial operations. This important overview offers a framework for effective functioning as a hospice manager.

CE/CME Offered
CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse

1.0 hours


  • Discuss basic accounting and application to hospice
  • Identify budgeting principles
  • Identify hospice specific indicators
  • Review a statistical analysis of operations
  • Identify reporting needs and sample reports

Subject Matter Experts

Teresa Craig, CPA

Teresa Craig has more than 25 years of experience consulting with and managing technology, health care and human service organizations. A member of the AICPA, KSCPA, HIMSS, and Vistage, Teresa has taught at two universities and presented numerous workshops for NHPCO, NAHC and state organizations. She is committed to helping programs achieve good financial practices and systems to support care for patients and families.

Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Subject Matter Expert: Teresa Craig, CPA

CE/CME Credit Hours

1.0 Contact Hour


In order to complete this online activity, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.


NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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.


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