Judi Lund Person, BA, MPH, CHC is the Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization where she serves as a key contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Judi helps ensure that NHPCO’s voice is heard with policymakers. She frequently interfaces with federal administrators of hospice payment policy, Part D, survey and certification, contractor management, and program integrity functions. She represents NHPCO with each of the Medicare Administrative Contractors and represents hospice and palliative care with other federal agencies and many national organizations.

Each year she develops updated tools for hospice providers, including guides to hospice payment rates and wage index values. Most recently, she has been a key contact with CMS and the MACs during the implementation of the Notice of Election requirement and was a key contact with CMS Part D as guidance was published concerning Part D and hospice. She works daily with hospice providers and state hospice organizations on the ever-increasing array of regulatory and compliance issues and translates complex regulatory language into actionable “plain English” for hospice providers. She is a frequent speaker at hospice meetings throughout the country. Prior to joining the team at NHPCO, she served for 22 years as the President and CEO of The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, where she provided support and resources for hospice providers and end of life care coalitions in the Carolinas and was an early advocate for the passage of the Medicare Hospice Benefit in Congress.