2016 Management and Leadership Conference

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

7:00 AM-9:00 AM

8:30 AM-5:00 PM

NHPCO’s Hospice Manager Development Program’s Foundational Course (Day 1)
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, LNC, Turner West, MPH, MTS and Pam Barrett, ACSW, FACHE

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Leading the Way to Community-Based Palliative Care Success (Day 1)
Helen McNeal, BBA, J. Brian Cassel, PhD, Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC and Jeanne Dennis

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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 Foundational Course (Day 2)
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, LNC, Pam Barrett, ACSW, FACHE and Turner West, MPH, MTS

Building an Exceptional Physician/Executive Leadership Team
James Avery, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAAHPM, Chris Comeaux, CPA, MLAS, Barbara Ivanko, LCSW, CHPCA and Janet Bull, MD

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

HIPAA Security Best Practices
Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC and Heather Fields, JD, CHC, CCEP-I


Taking Hospice Skills Upstream: New Ways Hospices Can Partner with Health Systems and ACOs
Robin Stawasz, LMSW, Randall Wagner, MD and Sue Lyn Schramm, MA

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Leading the Way to Community-Based Palliative Care Success (Day 2)
Helen McNeal, BBA, J. Brian Cassel, PhD, Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC and Jeanne Dennis

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Build Up Your Hospice's Defenses: Breaking Down Key Trends in Recent Government False Claims Act and Whistleblower Cases
Meg Pekarske, JD, Judi Lund Person, MPH, Brooke Bumpers, JD and Bryan Nowicki, JD


Thursday, April 21, 2016

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-10:45 AM

10:15 AM-11:45 AM

CMS Update
Michelle Brazil, MS, BSN, RN, Amy Bassano, MA, Kelly Vontran, MS, RN, CCM, CHPN, Wil Gehne and Latesha Walker


High Performing Volunteer Leaders Get Results that Impact the Entire Agency
Stacy Groff, MNM, Arlene Stepputat, MA and Sandra Huster, BA

Advancing Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in End-of-Life Care
Rebekah Reeves Ellsworth, MSN, RN, CHPCA and Michelle Webb, RN, MSN, CHPCA

Deadra’s Story: A Moment in the Life of a Family
Anita Brikman, Stephen Goldfine, MD, DABFP, CAQGM, DABHP, Marianne Holler, DO, MSW, J. Schumacher, PsyD, Darryl Gladden and Andrea Gladden

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

11:45 AM-12:45 PM

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Creating Conversations that Build Your Quality Culture
Lynn Wilson, MS and Kristy Morris RN, BSN, BSN, RN, CHPN

Building Collaborative Relationships in Your Community - A Team Approach
Sandra Huster, BA and Melinda M. Graham Gruber, MBA, CFRE

Grieving: Meeting the Needs of Patients and Families Before and After Death
Diane Snyder Cowan, MA, MT-BC, CHPCA and Leanna Anderson, MSW, LICSW

GIP Stakeholders: Who Cares and Why It Matters
Bernice Burkarth, MD, HMDC, Brian Jones, DHSc, CHPCA and Tracey Wheatley, RN, CHPN

Building and Sustaining a Hospice Complementary Therapy Program
Patricia Talone, MSPT, Amanda Dunnem, CNA, Katie Cyre, MS, MT-BC and Terre Mirsch, MS, BSN, CHPN, CHPCA

Marketing and Outreach Using...Chaplains?!
Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, PhD, TRT

Leading Through the Currents of Change
Bridget Montana, MSN, APRN, FPCN, MBA, Susan Bruno, MSW, ACSW, LCSW and Marci Pruitt, RN, BSN

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

2:45 PM-3:45 PM

2016 Hospice Medicare Updates from CGS
Sandy Decker, RN, BSN and Nykesha Scales, BS

2016 Hospice Medicare Updates from NGS
Corrinne Ball, RN, CPC, CAC, CACO

2016 Hospice Medicare Updates from Palmetto GBA
Charles Canaan, MPH, RN, Dan George and Kim Campbell

Fostering Innovation in a Dynamically Changing Hospice and Palliative Care Environment
Gloria Danna Brooks, MPA, FACHE and Michael Jasperson, MBA, MSA


Hospice Compliance: What You Don't Know May Hurt You
Jennifer Lacey, MBA, CHC, CIA, CHPCA and Rhonda White, MPH, BSW, CHC

4:00 PM-5:00 PM


Reaching Out and Serving the Latino Community
Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT, CRC and Deborah Gonzalez, MSW

Healthcare Reform: Incredible Opportunity or Incredible Opportunity?
Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM and Balu Natarajan, MD, HMDC

The Art of Death and Grief
N. Thomas Johnson-Medland


4:15 PM-5:30 PM

5:00 PM-7:30 PM

Friday, April 22, 2016

7:00 AM-8:30 AM

7:00 AM-2:00 PM

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

The Soul and Science of Caregiving
Richard Groves, MA, MDiv, JCL and Kevin Dieter



National Delivery Model in Advanced Illness Management
Michael Jasperson, MBA, MSA, Michele Seyranian, MNO and Elizabeth E. Wessels, LSCW

Practical Steps to Meaningful Board Leadership in Creating a Robust Culture of Integrity
Bill Musick, BS, MBA, CHC, CHPC and Barbara Ivanko, LCSW, CHPCA

Working with Payers: Finding Financial Partners for Your Palliative Care Service
Ann Hablitzel, RN, BSN, MBA and Tom Gualtieri-Reed, MBA

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

1:45 PM-3:00 PM

2:15 PM-3:15 PM

A Compliance Program or Else: A Cautionary Tale
Roseanne Berry, MS, RN and Evelyn Passarella, CHC

Meet Me at the River: Resistance, Spirituality and Inclusion of African Americans
Jessica Talley, LCSW-C and C. Brandon Brewer, MDiv, CEOLS

Care Team Coordinator Model of Care
Terri Gross, BS, RN, CHPN and Mary Murphy, RN, MS, AOCN, ACHPN

Mission-Driven Resilience: How To Preserve Passion And Joy In Trying Times
Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM and Balu Natarajan, MD, HMDC

Telehealth in Palliative Care
Vicki Wildman, MSN, Edu and Lori Bishop, BSN, RN, CHPN

A Mental Health Crisis and an Aging America! So What?
Diane Hill Taylor, Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD and Jeannine English, CPA, MBA

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

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

Road to Hope
Michael Wargo, Torrey DeVitto and Rose Kiwanuka, RN

Standards of Behavior: Translating Values Into Action
Paula Bunn, LMFT, FT, MA, MS and Erikka Fogleman, MS, BA, SPHR

Innovations in Advanced Illness Management Care Delivery: A Population Health Approach
Lori Yosick, LISW-S, CHPCA and Terri Maxwell, PhD, APRN

6:30 PM-11:59 PM

Saturday, April 23, 2016

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

7:30 AM-12:30 PM

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

10:00 AM-10:30 AM

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

New CPT Codes for Advance Care Planning and POLST/MOLST Discussions
Patricia Bomba, MD, FACP and Rebecca Johnson, MSCED, MFA

Establishing a Bridge Program between Hospice and Home Health
Pamela Teenier, RN, BSN, MBA, COS-C, HCS-D and Kendall Carnie, BSN, RN

Connecting the Dots for a Successful Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement Program
Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, LNC

Unlikely Fundraising Partners
James Fahner, MD, Marcie Hillary and Glenn Del Vechio

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Palliative Care Utilization of Physician Assistants in Multiple Settings: A Synergy Session
Nathan Boucher, DrPH, PA-C, MS, MPA, CPHQ and Judith R. Knudson, PA-C, MPAS, BSN

The Back Burner May be on Fire! HIPAA Security Issues
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, LNC and Annette Kiser, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Growing Revenue by Growing Family/Self Referrals
Stan Massey and Andrea Durfey

OTaS: On-going Training and Support
Thais Armstrong, B.A.

Narrative Based Message Development For Hospice
Ananda Mitra, PhD and Trent Cockerham