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Hospice 101 – Essentials for New Staff (Webinar $149*)
Hospice 101 – Essentials for New Staff (Webinar $149*)


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

Phone: (406) 442-2585


For More Info or to Register, click here.

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



Hospice 101 – Essentials for New Staff

The demand for hospice programs continues to grow due to CMS hospital readmission penalties and patients’ need to receive the right services, including when to transition from home health or home care to hospice.  When people transition into hospice, agencies face challenges such as onboarding new staff, providing re-orientation for current staff, and educating the palliative care team. 

 This webinar will focus on new staff essentials, including the Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Conditions of Participation regulations, hospice philosophy and values, the interdisciplinary team’s purpose, and data reporting requirements.  It will also address difficult conversations and identify risks for rehospitalization to improve your organization through patient, staff, and contracted-provider outcomes.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request



  • Hospice philosophy and values
  • Hospice eligibility, length of stay, and levels of care
  • CMS Conditions of Participation – focus on patient care and core versus non-core services
  • Regulatory requirements: Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Notice of Election and Termination Revocation (NOE/NOTR)
  • Services not covered under the hospice benefit
  • Difficult conversations:  an easy-access tool to help new staff

Take-Away Tool Kit

  • The Medicare Hospice Benefit
  • Hospice Values Competency Grid (novice, proficient, expert)
  • Questions About Hospice Care – a caregiver’s guide to selecting a hospice
  • Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Grid
  • Website links to how hospice works, hospice CFRs, and hospice and respite care

Who Should Attend

This informative session is designed for all new staff, education and staff developers, clinical managers and supervisors participating in an onboarding program, clinical staff requiring a refresher, administrators, board members, palliative care staff, transitional care coordinators, all medical directors, 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. She has worked in a variety of post-acute care settings with an emphasis on home health and hospice, home infusion, homecare, and skilled nursing as a PICC and compliance expert. Kathy has a unique ability to identify agency challenges and opportunities, quickly providing education, support, and mentoring to organizations, guiding them to a new level of operation.

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 living with chronic disease state. She has experienced healthcare professionally and personally, dedicating her life to it and to working as a change agent for the betterment of all served.



   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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