Hospice Nuts & Bolts

Hospice Nuts & Bolts
A Virtual, Intensive 2-Day Program for Hospice Clinicians and Leaders by Corridor.
Hospice Nuts and Bolts is unlike any Hospice 101 or 201 class you have ever attended. The program is designed to reinforce the regulatory and compliance components of hospice for all clinicians and individuals in leadership positions in hospice organizations. Physical course materials and a questionnaire will be sent to registrants in advance, so please register early!


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.

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
    • 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

Register before November 29 to ensure timely delivery of a hard copy of Hospice Quickflips or Hospice Medical Director’s Guide Quickflips.

Registration Fee

Members: $299
Non-Members $399

The registration fee covers one individual and one continuing education (CE) certificate (if applicable). Multiple site participation from individuals within your agency will require separate registration. For example: if your agency has paid for 1 participating registration but 3 people from your agency would like to attend a receive CE credit, your agency will need to pay a separate registration fee for all 3 participants. In addition, if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the Zoom link, your agency will be invoiced the registration fee for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup. 


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).


Continuing Education: This activity is eligible for 13.0 nurse contact hours.

The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

*This event will NOT be recorded.

12/7/2021 7:00 AM - 12/8/2021 4:00 PM

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