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Hospice Nuts and Bolts

  • 7 Dec 2021
  • 8 Dec 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 7 Dec 2021, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • 8 Dec 2021, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (EST)
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  • Special rate extended to members of the Alliance

Hospice Nuts and Bolts

December 7 & 8, 2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(being held in partnership with the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina)

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 place 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 compliance risk areas will be covered in detail, including details on enforcing agencies.


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
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Recertification
  • LCDs
  • 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

Speaker Information:

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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