Hospice Day or choose ICD-9/10 Class (May 16 )
Event on 2013-05-16 08:00:00

Presented by


Thursday May 16, 2013-Hospice Track

Schedule of Events

Registration 8-9AM

9-9:15-Welcome announcements

9:15-10:30AM- Dr. Paul Moon

Title: Anticipatory Grief: For Everyone?


 Brief presentation description: This session concerns a discussion of the concept of anticipatory grief (AG) and related components, including AG dynamics in practice and potential salutary aspects of AG.


BIO: Paul J. Moon, PhD, is Bereavement Coordinator with Alacare Home Health & Hospice. His publications (American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, European Journal of Palliative Care, Grief Digest, etc.) pertain to human grief and issues encountered in hospice care. His current role involves bereavement program development, along with curriculum construction for healthcare professional staff development and supportive education for lay persons on topics related to end-of-life, loss, grief, and enduring.


10:30-10:45-Break and Vendors

 10:45-12:15-Julianne Haydel, RN BSN


Title: Palliative Care Transitions


Brief Description: This session will provide the the tools and knowledge to partner with home health agencies to bridge the palliative care gap and capture patients early enough to have the full benefit of hospice services.


BIO:Haydel Consulting Services is a small boutique consulting firm located in South Louisiana, the heart of Dixie and the center of anti-fraud activities.  Julianne founded the company in 2000 and has worked with numerous home health agencies and hospices throughout the years crafting services to meet the  needs of an elite group of clients.  Services include startups, changes of ownership, appeals work with RACs, ZPICs and MACs and quality assurance.  She is also a Partner in The Coders, a company devoted to coding for home health agencies.

Julianne shares her information on her blog and admits to learning more from her readers than they likely learn from her.  Spend some time with her and her colleagues at www.haydelconsultingservices.com.


12:15-1:15- Lunch and Vendors


1:15-2:30- Angela Graham, RN, CWOCN-

Palliative Wound Care


Brief Description:

  Participants will be able to :

*          Identify normal skin characteristics and impact of    chronic health/disease and skin failure on normal function.

*          Describe skin/wound changes at life’s end.

*          Define Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.

*          Define palliative care and palliative wound care.


BIO: Angela has 23 years of home health experience in various roles from field nurse to management. She has researched and presented RN/HCA continuing education programs as well as developed Patient Education tools for staff use and purchase by other Home Health Agencies.  She attended Emory Wound, Ostomy , Continence Program with  CWOCN certification obtained June 2003.Currently practice as CWOCN for home health population. Provide CE’s and education to staff re: wound/ostomy care and palliative care. She is a member of ASNA/ANA, WOCN. Birmingham area WOC Nurses Association.  Angela is currently working with Alacare Home Health and Services as Manager of Education Support Services, providing wound/ostomy/continence care /consultation to home health population; staff education; staff development; CPR Instructor; manager of Clinical Mentor staff in 15 offices.






2:30-2:45-Break and vendors


2:45-3:30-Heather Calhoun, RN BSN, HCS-D, COS-C-Hospice ICD-9 Coding


Title: Why is Coding Important for Hospice?


Brief Description: CMS recently commented that they intend to develop a case mix system for hospice much like the PPS developed for home health. What you are doing, or not doing now, may cost you in the years to come.

BIO: Heather has been in the home care industry for the past 20 years. She received her BS in nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1992. She has extensive field and case management experience in both homehealth and hospice. Heather has held various positions in home health and hospice agencies such as, supervisor, performance improvement coordinator, staff development director and appeals auditor. She has extensive knowledge of state and federal regulatory guidelines. Heather has also written many policies and procedures to include standardized nursing procedures for submission to the nursing board. Performance improvement activities, auditing and development of state actions plans are also an area of expertise for Heather. She has taken the lead role in preparation of home health agencies for accreditation by the state and also CHAP. Although, education remains Heather’s passion in this rapidly changing home health industry. Heather holds certifications in OASIS competency, COS-C and as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis, HCS-D. She currently serves as Director of Education for Home Health Solutions, LLC.She enjoys spending time with family, is an avid football fan and enjoys playing and coaching softball.

3:30-4:30- Linda Segrest- President of AHPCO

Title:Hot Hospice Topics – What you need to know to survive the future?

Brief Description- an overview of the expected challenges and changes we expect and how to make process changes within your agency to survive the future. This presentation will give the participant and over all view of Medicare / Medicaid future demands on hospice agencies and give practical advise on how to adjust so a hospice agency can meets these demands.

BIO: Linda is a RN with over 13 years of hospice experience. She has practiced as a lead case manager, assisted clinical director, and worked her way up to Director. As director she had consistent growth with record volumes over expectations. She was director during 3 successful state surveys with zero deficiencies and successful Joint Commission Surveys. She received her certification in hospice and palliative care in 2007. She has been active with the Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is currently the President of the organization

Wrap up and survey completion

at Comedy Club Stardome
1818 Data Drive
Birmingham, United States

Tags: , , ,