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Webinar Calendar:

5/25/2017 Compliance Series:
Part 1: Preparing for the Project: What We Need to Know for Success

6/1/2017Post-Acute Care Series:
Post-Acute Care & Integration for Hospice & Home Care

6/8/2017 Compliance Series:
Part 2:  Down to Work: Constructing the Framework

6/15/2017Post-Acute Care Series:
Value-Based Post-Acute Care Service for Hospice & Home Care: Key Strategic Considerations

6/22/2017 Compliance Series:
Part 3: Conducting Individualized Risk Assessments Establishing Audits Monitors

6/29/2017 Managing Your Costs Finding Efficiencies to Remain Relevant

7/11/2017          Project Management for Starting a Palliative Care Program        

7/13/2017 Compliance Series:
Part 4:The Final Touches: The Annual Review, the Link Between Performance and Compliance and Staying Current

7/20/2017Monitoring Employees’ Work-Related & Personal Social Media:  Why? How? Is It Legal & Ethical?

7/25/2017 Hospice Nursing Home Partnerships: Balancing Regulation with Quality

7/27/2017 Taking Counseling to the Next Level: Applying Techniques/Interventions to Challenging Situations

8/3/2017Hospice Billing Series:
Part 1:  Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election

8/10/2017Participation in Bundled Payment Initiatives

8/17/2017 Hospice Billing Series:
Part 2:  Details of Medicare Claims Processing

8/24/2017 The Dos & Don’ts of Managed Care Contracting

8/31/2017 Hospice Billing Series:
Part 3:  Face-to-Face, Hospice CAP & Palliative Care

9/7/2017 GIP – Guidelines & Utilization Review

9/14/2017 Survey Series:
Assessing Your Regulatory Compliance Through Survey Readiness

9/21/2017  Serving the Under-Served in Your Community

9/28/2017 Survey Series:
Conducting a Mock Survey to Assess Compliance

10/5/2017 A Whole New World:  Defining the Role of Hospice Care in a Transforming Health Care System

10/12/2017 Survey Series:
Top Five Survey Deficiencies & How to Avoid Them

10/19/2017HIPAA Compliance:  What Every Hospice & Home Care Provider Needs to Know About Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) & Paper-Based Medical Records

10/26/2017 Healthcare Due Diligence:  The Who, What, Why & When

11/2/2017 Continuous Home Care Guidelines & Utilization Review

11/9/2017 Marketing:  Compliant Practices for Hospice & Home Health

11/16/2017 How to Improve HCAHPS Scores

12/5/2017 Hospice Quality – Comprehensive Assessment Tool, Public Reporting & Star Rating

12/7/2017  Honoring Veteran Program Partnerships

FACE-To-Face Conferences, Meetings and Educational Events

Click on discipline for On-line Education for 12 hour In-service, Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Bereavement Coordinators, & Volunteer Coordinators


May 26, 2017 Special Screening of The Nurse with the Purple Hair
June 16, 2017 Webinar: Hospice Billing-Getting the best start to your Medicare Collections - Free for Members 11 am
July 28, 2017 Hospice Management and Leadership Intensive - Dallas, TX
Sept. 11-12 1.5 Day Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator/Manager Training - Save the Date Details coming Soon!
Sept. 25-27 Weatherbee Boot Camp - Dallas- Co-provided by TNMHO
Oct. 26-27 1. 5 day- Advanced Care Planning Workshop Austin, TX
Feb. 23-26, 2018 36th Annual Conference, @ the Omni San Antonio

Webinar: Hospice Billing: Getting the best start to your Medicare Collections

June 16, 2017 at 11 am

Free for members

Jill Schuerman, CEO of Schuerman Business Consulting, LLC
Learn to use the HIQA/HIQH to look for hospice eligibility, benefit period information for certifications, and episodes of care information for the new tiered payment system. Know the difference between a Medicare Replacement HMO and an insurance that creates a potential MSP situation. Investigate the requirements for submitting the Notice of Election, Notice of Change, and when Notice of Termination/Revocations is needed. There are times you can get an exception to the 5 day NOE rule, so learn when you can and how to bill for that exception.

Audience: All | Level: General

1 Hour of Continuing Education for Administrators, Social Workers. Proof of Attendance for All.

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Hospice Management and Leadership Intensive

July 28, 2017 - 8:30-4:30 - Dallas, TX

This is a one day intensive for Hospice and Palliative Care leaders to engage, interact, and focus on timely issues that will lead us into the future. Throughout the intensive, participants will focus on exceptional hospice and palliative care service delivery, regulatory/policy issues, compliance concerns, dialog about how organizational leaders can more effectively engage with their staff and communities, and enhance quality of care.

More detailed information coming soon! 
Time/Date: July 28th, 2017 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 
Location: Media Conference Room, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX 75235
CNE/CEU/CE: Pending 

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Advanced Care Planning AND Live discharges Workshop - 1.5 day Training

Oct. 26-27th - 8 AM to 4 PM on thurs, 8-11 AM on Friday- Austin, TX

Advanced Drill Down: Care Planning
What do we promise patients and families? Care planned and delivered to meet their unique circumstances, wishes and needs. Are we making good on that promise? According to surveyors, MAC medical reviewers, and the OIG, definitely not. Join us as we turn the Hospice Fundamentals lens on what is shaping up to be one of the largest compliance and quality of care issues of the next few years.

Join Susan Balfour and Roseanne Berry for an advanced drill down into the care planning process and leave with both advanced personal skills and the knowledge and tools to assess current agency process and performance.

Starting at the Beginning
To improve any process one must know what the current problems are, why they exist and how it would look if done right. With that in mind, the day gets underway with a look at the Medicare care planning regulations and the structural pieces necessary for success.  Content guides participants through questions designed to help pinpoint any gaps in the care planning process and to establish an improvement plan.

Care Planning’s Big Three
Next on to the three key steps of care planning: identifying problems, setting goals and planning interventions. We’ll also examine the universal care planning events - opening, updating and closing a care plan – and the policy, process and communications that undergird success.

The Glue that Holds It All Together: Team Communication and the IDT Meeting
The heart of high quality hospice care is the interdisciplinary team.  At its best, a vibrant group that combines discipline-specific skills and approaches to plan and deliver superb patient/family-centered care; at its worst, a disconnected set of people functioning in their own separate worlds.  Participants will have a chance to consider how it works at their hospices and to discuss opportunities for improvement.

Monitoring & Auditing: How Do You Know If It Is Any Better?
You’ve done a lot of work – how will you know if things have improved? We’ll wrap up with a look at some audits and monitors to consider putting in place to continually assess how the process is going and how and where to focus further improvement initiatives.

Throughout the day participants will put content to work via case studies and small group exercises.
And, to continue the work back home, participants will leave with a USB drive loaded with a set of tools, resources and samples to use going forward. Here are some of the items included:

  • Tool: Assessing Your IDG Meetings
  • Tool: Survey Readiness
  • Resource: CoPs for 2016 Top 25 Survey Deficiencies
  • Resource: Care Planning CoPs & Interpretive Guidelines
  • Resources: Top Ten Auditing and Monitoring Mistakes
  • Tool: Designing an Audit
  • Sample: IDG Standardized Case Presentation

This continuing education activity was approved for 6 contact hours by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Where: at our building 1108 Lavaca, Austin, TX 78701

Accommodations near by (some with discounted rates)

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Weatherbee Resources

Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp
September 25-27, 2017 - Dallas, TX 


Weatherbee Resources has provided more than 55 Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps across the country since 2006. More than 3,500 hospice professionals, surveyors, consultants, and others have attended Weatherbee's two-day boot camps for in-depth, timely and relevant information related to hospice regulations, compliance challenges and managing hospice scrutiny. 

Hospices across the country utilize Weatherbee's Boot Camps for orienting new staff and for the on-going training of Executive Directors, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others.


Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Boot Camp | $625 

Optional 3rd day
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Specialty Topics for Hospice Professionals  |  $225


$189 per night + tax/fees
(Rate guaranteed to 9/1/17)
Omni Mandalay at Las Colinas
(800) 843-6664 or (972) 556-0800
Group Code: "Weatherbee Resources Inc"
Online Room Reservations 

Enroll in Omni's Select Guest Program and save in-room internet fees!


Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas 
221 East Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
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Boot Camp Planners & Faculty: Heather Wilson, PhD, CHC, CEO; Joy Barry, RN, MEd, LNC, President; Carrie Cooley, RN, MSN, Chief Operating Officer; Physician Consultant; Howard Young, JD, Partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP; and Dewayne Sims, RPh, CPh, PRS, President, Sims Advisory Group.

Co-sponsored by Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization.

An optional third day of presentations, Specialty Topics for Hospice Professionals, is being offered for 2017. This optional day covers QAPI and HQRP, LCDs and Assessment Tools, and PEPPER, and closes with a drill-down of ADRs, denials and audits and preparing clinical records in response.

CME: This Live activity, Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp, from 03/27/2017 - 12/13/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.50 Elect5ive credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physiciahns. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: Continuing education for nurses is provided by Relias Learning, LLC. Relias Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Nurses will receive approximately 10 contact hours for participation in the two-day Boot Camp and approximately 5 contact hours for participation in the optional third day Documentation activity.

Criteria for Judging Successful Completion: Participants will only receive CE credit if they sign-in and remain present for the entire two days of the conference. Partial credit will not be given. Once the conference is over, the participant will be required to complete an evaluation survey online. Once the participant completes the conference evaluation, a certificate will automatically generate for the participant to print.

CCB: The Compliance Certification Board (CCB) has approved this event for up to 19.2 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this program content or of the program sponsor.

The Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp meets the criteria for completion of Regulatory & Compliance Issues, a Level II Module of NHPCO's Manager Development Program (MDP).

Handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks included each day.

Register by Fax or Mail - 5% discount for sending two or more people from same organization (discount only available via faxed, mailed or phoned-in registration). Member of the Hospice Compliance Network? Check with us for even greater discounts! (Retroactive discounts cannot be applied)

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nurse purple hairSean Cunningham is inviting anyone interested to attend a special free screening of the documentary at 7:00 p.m., May 26, 2017 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, the same weekend Sean is in town as a featured guest at the Famous Monsters national convention.  Attendees also will have the opportunity to meet Sean and Michelle in person and participate in a question and answer session immediately following the screening. 
To sign up for the free screening in Dallas on May 26, please register at:

Also, join the conversation at:

Horror Film Director Releases Hospice Film
If you’ve heard of Friday the 13th or Jason Voorhees, you know director Sean Cunningham’s work. So
you likely didn’t expect a director/producer renowned for his work in horror film to produce a
documentary on hospice. Surprise! That’s exactly what The Nurse with the Purple Hair is.
The Nurse with the Purple Hair is a warm and inspiring documentary about end-of-life care. The film
shows what hospice care is and what it can be.

You can find the latest information on press and screenings at