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The Basics for New Staff (Webinar $149*)


When: Access Live or On-Demand
1:00 - 2:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


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Available as a live or on-demand webinar.  
AHPCO Members enjoy a $200 discount on the pricing.


Hospice 101: The Basics for New Staff


The demand for hospice programs will continue to grow due to CMS hospital re-admission penalties.  Therefore, agencies must meet the demands of providing consistent onboarding to both novice and experienced staff.  Designed to provide the basics for new staff, this webinar will focus on the Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Conditions of Participation regulations, hospice philosophy and values, the purpose of the interdisciplinary team, and data reporting requirements.  It will address difficult conversations for new staff and identify rehospitalization risks with the objective of improving company, patient, staff, and contractor outcomes. 



  • Hospice philosophy and values
  • Hospice eligibility, length of stay, and levels of care
  • CMS Conditions of Participation:  focus on patient care and core and noncore services
  • Regulatory requirements: Hospice Item Set (HIS), Notice of Election and Termination Revocation (NOE/NOTR).
  • What is not covered under the hospice benefit

Take Away Toolkit

  • The Medicare hospice benefit
  • Hospice values competency grid (novice, proficient, expert)
  • Difficult conversations:  a tool to help new staff 
  • Questions about hospice care – a caregiver’s guide to selecting a hospice
  • Hospice interdisciplinary team grid
  • Links to resources:  how hospice works, hospice CFRs, and hospice and respite care 

Who Should Attend?

This informative session is designed for all new staff in an onboarding program, education and staff developers, clinical managers and supervisors participating in a “blended” onboarding program, clinical staff requiring a refresher, and potential home healthcare and hospital administrators interested in starting a hospice program and learning the basics. 


Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN, Ahearn Advisement Partners

Kathy Ahearn has a Bachelor’s in both Nursing and Social Work, and owns Ahearn Advisement Partners. With over 30 years working and serving the healthcare community the combination of nursing and social work has served her well in obtaining her OCN. She has worked in a variety of post-acute care settings with an emphasis on home health and hospice, home infusion, and homecare and skilled nursing as a PICC and compliance expert.

Kathy helped develop pain scales to standardize assessment with the American Pain Society and the Joint Commission, which lead to identifying pain as the 5th vital sign. She was a trailblazer in the retail pharmacy world introducing the Joint Commission to the retail setting for disease state accreditation and reimbursement. In addition to developing manuals and policies, Kathy expanded into medical device as a Managed Care Director developing one of the first real-time cloud-based disease specific software programs to assist patients, clinicians, and managed care organizations improve outcomes and collect data.

Kathy began healthcare work due to a disabled parent and later a child with chronic disease state. She has experienced healthcare professionally and personally and has dedicated her life to it.



   AHPCO Members
 Live Version or Archived** Version  $149
 Both Live and Recorded  $179

Non-Members add $200 to the above pricing.  Not a Member? Join Today!

**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.



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