Hospice Nuts and Bolts
May 18 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM and May 20 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

This program, developed and taught by Corridor, covers the Conditions of Participation in detail, including the Medicare benefit from a clinical perspective including eligibility, recertification, what is covered and what is not, levels of care, revocation, discharge and transfer. Throughout the program focus is placed on documentation throughout the continuum of care, including documentation regarding eligibility, levels of care, symptom management and the Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs). In addition, the Comprehensive Assessment and the "rules" surrounding the Plan of Care. Significant focus will be placed on the interdisciplinary team (IDT) including their form and function and the IDT meeting. Facility based care is also highlighted in this program to assist in understanding the importance of care coordination and both the hospice and the facility responsibilities.

Quality Assessment Performance Improvement will be covered in detail, including how QAPI and corporate compliance work hand in hand. Compliance and all aspects of compliance and risk will be covered, including details on enforcing agencies.

Objectives of Hospice Nuts and Bolts:

  1. Understand the basics related to the Hospice Conditions of Participation
  2. Define key components of the Medicare Hospice Benefit
  3. Identify documentation requirements regarding:
    .  Eligibility
    b.  Comprehensive assessment
    c.  Recertification
    d.  LCDs
    e.  Plan of Care
  4. Understand the form and function of the IDT
  5. Describe the QAPI program and how it is related to Corporate Compliance
  6. Identify areas of Risk and the entities that enforce compliance

Register before May 10* to ensure timely delivery of a hard copy of Hospice Quickflips or Hospice Medical Director's Guide Quickflips.

*Attendees who register after May 10 will still receive the hard copy, but we cannot guarantee it will arrive before the workshop.

HCA Members: $249
Non-Members: $329 


Sharon Seaton, RN BSN CHPN HCS-O HCS-D

Sharon Seaton has 34 years of varied Home Health and Hospice experience in clinical and senior management, as well as experience in compliance in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Her focus has been on quality, compliance, and education.

As an Executive Director her organization was awarded the “Hospice of the Year” designation for growth and quality scores. She also was the recipient of a Rotary International grant for rural hospice care. She has also worked as a Quality Assurance Reviewer for Home Health coding, OASIS and Hospice Coding Services. Currently, she is a Clinical Product Development Specialist at Corridor. Sharon has been a featured speaker at conferences across the U.S. showcasing both Hospice and Home health coding and compliance.

Rebecca Crane, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN, CHC

Dr. Crane has more than 45 years of experience in nursing including more than 18 years in senior management for home health and hospice agencies. Dr. Crane offers expertise in home health and hospice management including: staff development and education, personnel management and professional accountability, fiscal responsibilities, regulatory compliance, documentation standards and best practice and with specialty in compliance and quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI). Rebecca also spent several years as an Indiana State Surveyor for Home Health and Hospice agencies conducting state and Federal initial, license renewal, and complaint audits. She is personally a Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse believing strongly in the value of becoming an expert in the field.

During this long career span, Dr. Crane has continued to pursue higher education beginning as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and continuing through Associate, Bachelor, and  Master  programs  to the current status of a doctoral degree in Nursing Education. Over the past nine years, Rebecca has been teaching in a BSN  program at Indiana Wesleyan University. Education has featured largely in her management positions in both home health and hospice. Last year, Dr. Crane became Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).


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If you have any questions, please contact HCA Education & Research at 518-426-8764 or [email protected].

Cancellations and Refunds Policy 
Cancellations received by May10th will receive a full refund less 25% of total due as an administrative fee. Individuals who cancel on May 10 or later will forfeit their registration fee, as will those who register and do not participate. Substitutions are permitted. Please contact Teresa Brown at (518) 4268764 or [email protected] to cancel.