2015 Management and Leadership Conference

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

6:30 AM-8:30 AM

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

8:30 AM-5:00 PM

NHPCO's Hospice Manager Development Program's (MDP) Foundational Course - Day 1
N. Joel Fry, MSW, LISW, Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC and Pam Barrett, ACSW, FACHE

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7:00 AM-9:00 AM

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

8:30 AM-5:00 PM

NHPCO's Hospice Manager Development Program's (MDP) Foundational Course - Day 2
Pam Barrett, ACSW, FACHE, N. Joel Fry, MSW, LISW and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

What to Expect and How to Be Prepared – A Hospice Leader’s Guide to Government Investigations
Howard Young, J.D., Bill Musick, BS, MBA, CHC, CHPC and Robert DeConti

Organizational Ethics in Hospice Care: Using Core Values to Define Your Program's Performance Goals
Timothy Kirk, PhD, Jennifer Ballentine, MA, Joan Harrold, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM and Krista Harrison, PhD

Medicare Cost Report: Overview and Chart of Accounts
William Cuppett, BSBA, Elisabeth Lapin and Mark Sharp, CPA

Community–Based Palliative Care – Strategic Approaches: Sustainable Outcomes
Donna Stevens, BS, Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD, John Tangeman, MD, FACP and Judith Skretny

9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Leadership Matters: Skills, Competencies and Strategies for New Hospice Executives
Claire B. Tehan, MA, Jeannee Parker Martin, RN, MPH and Rafael Sciullo

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

ICD-10 Bootcamp for Hospice and Palliative Care
Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Medicare Cost Report: Completion and Using as a Management Tool
William Cuppett, BSBA, Elisabeth Lapin and Mark Sharp, CPA

Hospice Revenue Cycle Management
M. Aaron Little, CPA


5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Thursday, April 30, 2015

7:00 AM-8:00 AM

7:00 AM-8:30 AM

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

10:15 AM-11:15 AM

Who's On First? Developing An Effective CEO-Board President Relationship
Anne Kissel, PhD, NCC and Patrice Moore, BSN, MSN, ARNP

CMS Update
Judi Lund Person, MPH, Zinnia Harrison, Annette Synder, PhD, MSN, CFNP, Michael Plotze, PhD, Thomas Christian, PhD, Joan Teno, MD, MS and Cindy Massuda, JD

Time to Rekindle Your Core Values? How to Make it Happen
Lizabeth Sumner, RN, BSN, MA, ORGL and Janet Jones, RN, BSN, FAAMA

Circle of Life Award – An Inside View
Martha Twaddle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, Lori Bishop, RN, CHPN, Catherine Hamel, MA and Suzi Johnson, MPH, RN

11:30 AM-12:00 PM


Assessing Your HIPAA Compliance Risk
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

A Different View of the Hospice Item Set
Eugenia Smither, RN, BS, CHC, CHE, CHP

Engaging Your Community through We Honor Veterans
Gwynn Sullivan, RN, MSN and Rebecca Trout

Social Media Marketing for Hospice Providers
Amanda Bow, MBA and Alex Caruso

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

12:15 PM-1:30 PM

1:45 PM-3:00 PM

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

3:15 PM-4:15 PM

What Were They Thinking?
Jay Mahoney, MPA

Medicare Hospice Updates from Palmetto GBA
Kim Campbell, Charles Canaan, MPH, RN and Marilyn Jeske

CAHPS® Hospice Survey Development, Content and Applications in Hospice Quality Improvement
Rebecca Anhang Price, PhD, Joan Teno, MD, MS and Carol Spence, PhD

Take the Challenge: Building a Sustainable Business Model for Pediatric Hospice
Lizabeth Sumner, RN, BSN, MA, ORGL, Diane Parker, RN, MSN, NE-BC, CHPN, CHPPN and Holly Davis, MS, APRN

Hospice and Part D: How You Can Influence Hospice Policy
Karen E. Davis and Judi Lund Person, MPH

Billing Opportunities for Palliative Care
Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC

Coaching For the Future: Leadership and Teamwork at End of Life
Martha Rutland, DMin and Donald Hohne, MDiv, BCC, PCC

Building Partnerships to Expand Hospice Palliative Care Globally
Gwynn Sullivan, RN, MSN and Catherine Hamel, MA

4:30 PM-5:00 PM

5:00 PM-7:30 PM

Friday, May 1, 2015

7:00 AM-8:30 AM

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hot Regulatory Topics
Judi Lund Person, MPH and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, CHC, LNC

Driving Improvement in Hospice Using Lean Philosophy and Principles
Linda Simon, PhD, RN, CHPN and Catherine Hamel, MA

Determining Your True Cost of Providing Hospice Services
Gary Massey, CPA and Kelly Dennis, CPA


Content is King: Strategies to Boost Your Message
Andrew A. Duncan, MA, Melissa DelaCalzada, MBA and Amy Tribbett

12:00 PM-2:15 PM

12:30 PM-5:00 PM

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

2:15 PM-3:15 PM


Social Work Assessment Notes: An Outcomes Based Hospice Documentation System
Ellen Martin, PhD(c), RN, CPHQ and Angela Hansen, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Multi-Hospice Networks: A Model for Collaboration in Challenging Times
Charles Lee, MA, MBA, Chris Comeaux and Jon Wood, CPA

Clinical Ladder to Excellence
Monica L. Anderson, RN, BSN, MBA, CHPCA

Crisis Communications and the Media
Jon Radulovic, MA, Anita Brikman and Amanda Bow, MBA

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Exploring the Provision of Rural Hospice Care in an Evolving Policy Environment
Judi Lund Person, MPH, Alana Knudson, PhD, Brad Gibbens, MPA and Sandy Kuhlman, BSN, RN

Having a Conversation: A Peek Inside a Multi-Generational IDG
Vicki Merrill, LCSW, ACHP-SW and Brian Jones, DHSc, CHPCA

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

7:00 PM-11:00 PM

Saturday, May 2, 2015

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

7:30 AM-12:00 PM

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

10:00 AM-10:30 AM

Rescue Solutions for Leaders
Cathy Stauffer Wozniak, MPH, MBA and Carolyn Simons, BA

Issuing the ABN in Hospice Care
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

Virtual Teams: Benefits and Challenges
Sandy Kuhlman, BSN, RN and Linda Rock

Plans for Palliative Care Accreditation
Tomasina Chamberlain, RN, MSN, MBA, CHPCA

10:30 AM-11:00 AM

10:30 AM-1:00 PM

10:45 AM-11:45 AM


Managing the Complexities of the General Inpatient Level of Care
Patricia Gibbons, BSN, CHPN and Annette Kiser, MSN, RN, NE-BC


The Care Journey in the Assisted Living Setting
Jennifer Stonebrook, MSHS, CHPCA and Julia Bartel, MSN, ACHPN, CHPCA, FPCN

A Model for Mission Mastery: Ignite, Navigate and Reach Your Organization's Vision
Laura Mosby, MSW, LCSW and Brianna D. DeLaRosa, MSW, LCSW

11:00 AM-12:00 PM