Hospice: Practical Solutions to Regulatory Change


[1585] Hospice: Practical Solutions to Regulatory Change

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Faculty: Spears

New program initiatives, revised licensure standards, federal rule changes–the realities are mind boggling! What often seems like a minor regulatory change can catapult the hospice administrator into a world of policy revision, staff training, medical community education, and, cost of care upticks. This program provides focus on the challenges the hospice administrator will meet to stay up-to-date with changes while continuing to move the hospice program into improved compliance. From policy & procedure changes required to comply with NAR and EMC checks to implementing new face-to-face encounters in 2011, planning for pediatric palliative care initiatives under development in the state, to PECOS worries & CAP challenges, the hospice administrator is challenged more than ever to keep current and be swift with compliance. This program is designed to provide solutions of regulatory change. Proposed or real regulatory changes will be reviewed with “how to comply options” laid out for the administrator’s review.

Presented by Jan Spears, MJS & Associates Jan Spears has been actively involved in the health care field as a provider owner, operator, administrator and consultant for more than thirty years. A consultant for the past seven years, Jan has successfully merged clinical and financial strategies into successful operational plans for more than 300 providers in the past two years alone. Her expertise as a business consultant to home care and hospice providers as well as physician groups, hospitals, durable medical equipment suppliers, and legal counselors has increased her demand to more than 20 states during the past two years. As a certified educator, Jan uses teaching methodologies that simplify the most complex theories into practical day-to-day advice for the entry level or the most experienced health care provider. She heads a team of more than thirty-five consultants at MJS & Associates, known for its solution-driven approach to achieving best practice to clinical and operational standards for all provider types.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 2.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

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