Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Hospice Benefit A. What is Hospice Care? B. Who Qualifies for Hospice? C. Hospice Services D. Levels of Care E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Regulatory Requirements A. It’s Your Choice B. The Contract C. Hospice Responsibilities D. Your Responsibilities E. Care Coordination F. Hospice Documentation G. Orientation H. Survey I. Review J. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations
Dr. Holly Swiger is the Vice President of Regulatory Initiatives of Weatherbee Resources, Inc. Dr. Swiger develops educational, consulting and partnership initiatives with a regulatory focus that support the hospice and palliative care provider in improving compliance and care at the bedside. She provides on-site consultation for hospice providers, presents regulatory Boot Camps, and testifies as an expert witness for the hospice industry. Dr. Swiger has many years of public policy experience where she represented hospice to State and national legislators and regulators. She is frequently a featured speaker at national and State conferences and has served on the National Hospice & Palliative Care Association Board of Directors and numerous other State and national committees and boards. Disclosure: Holly Swiger, PhD, MPH, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.