Take the Challenge: Building a Sustainable Business Model for Pediatric Hospice

Thursday, April 30, 2015: 3:15 PM-4:15 PM
Chesapeake 7-9 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Primary Presenter:
Lizabeth Sumner, RN, BSN, MA, ORGL , The Elizabeth Hospice, Escondido, CA
Diane Parker, RN, MSN, NE-BC, CHPN, CHPPN , Hospice Care of South Carolina, LLC, Gaffney, SC and Holly Davis, MS, APRN , Children & Family Support Services, Gentiva Hospice, Nashville, TN
Despite many pediatric hospice programs emerging over the last decade in adult oriented organizations, the scarcity continues. Many hospice leaders are reluctant to tackle "the impossible" to create a sustainable model for delivery of high quality care, without exhausting all the financial resources. Just “winging it” even for a few pediatric patients per year is not a viable option for the children or the agency’s wellbeing. A “one size fits all” solution does not exist. Presenters will share strategies and leadership goals to accomplish the establishment of a sound pediatric hospice program in the current healthcare environment.

Learning Objectives:
1. Conduct an internal inventory for expertise in pediatric/neonatal care or child development in your organization to capitalize on existing resources
2. Differentiate billing and coverage differences for traditional hospice care funding and concurrent care funding
3. Evaluate staffing models and service line strategies to create cost savings and increase efficiencies

CE/CME: CPA, Nurse, Physician and Social Worker
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