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Spring Into Leadership – Part Four – Topic Financial Stewardship

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June 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Event Details

June 22, 2022
12pm-1:30pm CT

Topic – Financial Stewardship

Overview:  Developing leadership skills for clinicians is often an after-thought as the daily operational pressures rearrange priorities from leading a team of clinicians to performing daily crisis management and “air traffic control.” This webinar series will provide practical information to clinical leaders in hospice to help them identify their own knowledge gaps and set them up to successfully take on leadership skills which may be completely foreign for the new nurse leader.


At the end of this educational initiative, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the basic tenets of clinical leadership in hospice
  2. Apply a compliance framework to clinical leadership using aspects of technical and clinical structures
  3. Define the principles of an effective QAPI program and the role of the clinical leader
  4. Explain the implications of billing errors and how regular attention to the financial health of the hospice program supports positive patient outcomes


Jennifer Hale, MSN RN, CHPN, Vice President, Clinical Quality and Standards – Compassus
Jennifer joined Compassus in March 2017 as the Vice President, Clinical Quality and Standards.  Jennifer’s three decades of nursing, leadership, and executive experience in long-term care, home health and hospice allow her to leverage practical skills and experiential knowledge in identifying trends in healthcare delivery, regulatory matters, and systems changes which impact patient care outcomes.

Jennifer is a current member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Board of Directors and has served on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Board of Directors, the Hospice Action Network’s Board of Directors, the Medical Care Advisory Committee for the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the Georgia POLST Collaborative.  Jennifer is a regular at state, regional, and national conferences on a variety of topics including clinical leadership, hospice nursing, quality improvement, and regulatory compliance.


Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, HCS-D, COS-C, Director of Compliance, Regulatory & Quality, SimiTree Healthcare Consulting

Kimberly has over 30 years of clinical, management and consulting experience in home health and hospice which includes startup, survey readiness, and follow-up for state licensure and Medicare certification; re-organization and re-engineering of operations; program development; education and training; clinical audit; regulatory and reimbursement issues, appeals; and program development for quality assessment, performance improvement, corporate compliance, and oversight processes.

Kim currently serves as a member of the Regulatory Committee of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Education Committee for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. She is also a member of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home, where she previously served as the VP for Clinical & Regulatory Services.

Kim is a certified consultant by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for home health, hospice, and private duty care. She also provides state and federally mandated independent nurse consultant services (INC) to oversee efforts to address survey citations and other problematic issues, educating and monitoring agency staff on the changes needed to bring their agencies into compliance with requirements.

Webinar Information:
The cost for this  4 part leadership webinar series is $599.00 for members & $699.00 for non-members.
Attendee must register for 4-Part Series on first registration.
Same attendee must complete all four parts to receive your series certificate for completing the leadership trainings.
If you would like to take only one session the cost for members is $250.00 and $300.00 for non-members.
Late fee of $60 after 03/09/22.
There are no refunds, however substitutions are welcome.
Please use your Medicare ID number for your membership number.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link and call in information the week of the training.
This is an intermediate level course.
Nurses and Social Worker CE’s $15.00 each participant.

Upon completion of this course each attendee will be required to complete an evaluation. Each participant will then receive a general certificate. Each attendee must complete the entire course to receive the certificate. Certificates will be distributed to attendees after returning the sign in sheet and evaluation to MHPCA. For any questions or concerns please contact Crystal at crystal@missourihospice.org.

CE Disclosure Statements:

SOCIAL WORKERS: MHPCA, #1359, is an approved provider for social work, continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.asbw.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. MHPCA maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 2/28/2020 – 2/28/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive (1.5) continuing education clock hours.


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing

AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

AXIS Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires faculty, instructors, authors, planners, directors, managers, reviewers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have with ineligible companies. An ineligible entity is any organization whose primary business is t producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflicts of interest are identified and mitigated prior to initiation of the planning phase for an activity

AXIS has mitigated and disclosed to learners all relevant conflicts of interest disclosed by  staff, planners, faculty/authors, peer reviewers, or others in control of content for this activity. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation or activity. Disclosure information for faculty, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, and/or relevant staff is provided with this activity.

The faculty, Jennifer Hale, MSN RN, CHPN and Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, HCS-D, COS-C reported no financial relationships or relationships they have with eligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months.

The planners, managers, and reviewers, Jennifer Hale, MSN RN, CHPN; Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, HCS-D, COS-C; Crystal Lee; Dee Morgillo, MEd.,CHCP; and Holly M. Hampe, DSc., RN, MHA, MRM, CPHQ reported no financial relationships or relationships they have with eligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit:   

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • The CE Attestation portal will open at the conclusion of the 6/22/22 activity.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET July 22, 2022. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.