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Leadership Development Training

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February 23, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

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The New World of Hospice in 2016: Strategies for Regulatory Compliance and Successful Operations

There are many significant challenges that hospices are now facing. Major hospice industry initiatives, regulations and audits are wide reaching in the challenges they present to all hospice providers. In addition to implementing the new reimbursement methodology, coupled by heightened scrutiny, hospices are finding that meeting new quality reporting and documentation requirements can be daunting, This interactive program will provide an operational and regulatory update regarding issues pertaining to the hospice industry, an overview of the hospice reimbursement methodology changes and quality reporting requirements impacting hospices, and provide practical insight as to the effect of these requirements on hospice operations, clinical practice and compliance oversight. We will include group discussion regarding specific operational strategies hospices can use to successfully meet these challenges.

Speaker: Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN
Senior Manager, Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC

Kimberly Skehan is a Senior Manager with Simione Healthcare Consultants with over twenty five years of home health and hospice clinical, management, and consulting experience. Kim’s home health and hospice consulting experience includes startup and survey follow up for state licensure and Medicare certification; due diligence; re-organization and reengineering of operations; program development; education and training; clinical audit, regulatory and reimbursement issues; and development of quality assessment/performance improvement and corporate compliance programs and oversight processes. Kim is nationally recognized and highly respected by state, federal and industry leaders. She has acted as a liaison to state and federal regulatory agencies and legislators to facilitate collaboration regarding issues affecting the home care and hospice industry .Kim currently serves on the Hospice & Palliative Care Committee for the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home where she previously served as the VP for Clinical & Regulatory Services. She is a member of the Regulatory Committee for the National Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (NHPCO). In addition, Kim is a member of the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing. Kim earned her B.S. degree in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and her M.S. degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) where she has also functioned as adjunct faculty for the School of Nursing.

When: Febuary 23rd, 2016
12:30pm to 4:30pm

Where: Lorenzo Greene Hall
900 Leslie Blvd., Suite C
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Member price: $135.00
Non-Member price: $150.00
No refunds but substitutions are welcome.
Late Fee of $25.00 after Feb 6, 2016.
No lunch will be offered the day of training, so please be sure to eat prior to attending.

Sleeping room reservations may be made at the Double Tree Hotel (422 Monroe St. Jefferson City, MO 65101).
Rm. Rate: $119.00 (Mention Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care when making your reservations—Rm. Block ENDS 1/23/16)
Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.