Boot Camp - Live On-Site Maryland - September 12-14, 2022
Login or account creation is required for all registrants (regardless of payment method / company address requested).
This Education Portal and user's My Dashboard will be used to access workbook download / printing (no workbooks will be provided on-site), evaluation, and continuing education certificate.
REGISTRATION FEE: $1,099 per person for 3-day event. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, PDF workbook (email will be sent when workbook is ready for download), and continuing education (physicians / nurses / compliance certified personnel).
- 5% for groups of 5 or more from same hospice organization
- 10% for Hospice Compliance Network / HCN members
- Call (866) 969-7124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Discounts cannot be combined
ONLINE ROOM RESERVATION LINK: MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Avenue, National Harbor, MD 20745
$269 per night + taxes / resort fee
Group reservation rate expires Monday, August 22, 2022
READ ABOUT HOTEL PRECAUTIONS: Following CDC guidance and requirements, masks are required for all guests and employees in all inside public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times in the conference area unless actively involved in eating and drinking. We will adhere to current CDC, local, and hotel precautions and guidelines for cleaning, frequent sanitizing of hands and public areas, wearing of masks, etc. (updated 2/3/2022)
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Relias LLC and Weatherbee Resources. Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCNE), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
• Relias LLC designates this live/real time event for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™️. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
• 14.25 ANCC contact hours will be awarded to participants who meet the criteria for successful completion.
Criteria for Judging Successful Completion: Participants will only receive CE credit if they sign-in and remain present for the entire conference. Partial credit will not be given. Once the conference is over, the participant will be required to complete an online evaluation. Once the participant completes the conference evaluation, a certificate will automatically generate for the participant to print/save.
The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 19.5 live CCB CEUs based on a 50-minute hour. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.
The Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp meets the criteria for completion of Regulatory & Compliance Issues, a Level II Module of NHPCO's Manager Development Program (MDP).
Please be advised that the List of Attendees for each webinar is forwarded to accrediting bodies for verification in the event of a continuing education audit.
CANCELLATION 7 days or less prior to event start date incurs $200 fee. Substitution of another person from your hospice for same event is no charge. Transfer to another Boot Camp within 1 year is no charge. No shows are non-refundable.
Carrie Cooley, RN, MSN
Principal, Weatherbee Resources
Carrie Cooley is the Principal of Weatherbee Resources. Carrie joined Weatherbee in 2009 as an Associate Consultant and was hired as the Consulting Coordinator in 2012. In 2014, Carrie was promoted to Director of the Consulting Division and in July 2015, she assumed the COO position. In 2021 Carrie assumed sole ownership of Weatherbee Resources. Her operational, clinical, and regulatory expertise has been instrumental in her professional growth with Weatherbee and in serving Weatherbee's clients.
As the Principal of Weatherbee Resources, she leads the strategic growth initiatives for Weatherbee, providing invaluable expertise to individual hospices and the entire field. Carrie's mission is to prepare and support hospices navigating the ever-changing regulatory hospice environment. Carrie and the Weatherbee team focus on delivering consulting services and education that is specifically tailored to meet each client's individual needs.
Carrie's regulatory expertise and extensive consulting experience includes forensic clinical record auditing, baseline compliance audits/mock surveys, interim management, clinical due diligence, and executive coaching. Carrie also works directly with clients' legal counsel in preparation for arbitration and other hearings; she serves as an expert witness. Weatherbee also works extensively with clients who are under a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA); Carrie and the Consulting team manage the Independent Review Organization (IRO) audit activities required by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Carrie's excellent rapport with executives and staff alike – coupled with her regulatory and clinical acumen, and knowledge of best practices – assures excellent consulting outcomes.
Under Carrie's leadership, Weatherbee has assisted hundreds of clients under investigation by Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC), Benefit Integrity Support Centers (BISC), Recovery Auditors (RA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and OIG.
As a member of Weatherbee's Speaker's Bureau, Carrie teaches a broad range of hospice, regulatory, and leadership-related topics nationally and is a member of the faculty for Weatherbee's renowned Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps. Carrie also frequently speaks at state and national hospice conferences on compliance-related topics.
Carrie is a registered nurse and holds a Master's degree from Samford University with a specialty in nursing leadership and healthcare finance.
Lauren Templeton, DO HMDC
Dr. Lauren Templeton, a Physician Consultant with Weatherbee Resources since 2017, has 12 years of physician experience with 8 years specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Templeton began her career in internal medicine, but soon thereafter was drawn to end-of-life care due to its overall philosophy and her passion for ensuring a dignified death for her patients.
Dr. Templeton currently works in hospice as the medical director for a medium size not-for-profit hospice based in Texas. In this role, she assists with compliance, quality improvement and documentation review. She continues to participate in clinical care managing hospice patients in both the home care and inpatient setting.
Dr. Templeton also serves as associate medical director for the Palliative Care Department at a local medical center, as well as, serving on the foundation board, medical executive committee, and ethics committee for the same facility.
Dr. Templeton’s mission is to help support hospices by educating on the role of the hospice medical director from a regulatory and clinical perspective. She has served as a task force member and item writer for the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board from which she is certified. She continues a robust educational program within her own hospice program and is a speaker with the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Dr. Templeton is an advocate of the hospice benefit and speaks to groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association about hospice care.
Dr. Templeton graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts and received her doctor of osteopathy from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and is board certified with the American College of Osteopathic Internists. She completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Texas Tech University and became board certified in hospice and palliative medicine in 2013. She obtained additional certification with the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board in 2018.
Colleen O'Keefe, RN
Senior Consultant & Project Specialist
Colleen O’Keefe is the Senior Project Specialist for Weatherbee Resources. Colleen has served as an RN Case Manager, Supervisor for a Continuous Home Care team, Clinical Educator, and Compliance Officer. Her clinical, regulatory, and leadership expertise allows her to deliver uncompromising consulting services.
As a Senior Consultant & Project Specialist with Weatherbee Resources, Colleen conducts clinical record audits for hospice organizations facing Additional Development Requests, writes independent expert cover letters to support technical and clinical eligibility for hospice care, and provides assistance and guidance throughout the appeals process. Colleen conducts comprehensive baseline assessment audits and mock surveys to assess regulatory compliance and identify potential risk exposures, and devises action plans to address problem areas. She also conducts education for hospice organizations across the country. Colleen also has experience and expertise in conducting investigations for hospices facing payment-related scrutiny by governmental agencies.
Colleen is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
A nationally recognized leader in healthcare fraud and abuse issues, Howard J. Young leads the Morgan Lewis healthcare practice where he counsels a range of healthcare clients on government investigations, regulatory, and transactional matters. Healthcare organizations turn to Howard to address their most critical compliance and strategic business issues and to assist with internal investigations and government self-disclosures. Howard helps healthcare clients develop compliant and effective solutions to legal issues and advises investors, including private equity firms, on transactions, affiliations and joint ventures.
Jacob Harper, an attorney with Morgan Lewis in Washington, DC, advises stakeholders across the healthcare industry, including hospitals, health systems, large physician group practices, practice management companies, hospices, chain pharmacies, manufacturers, and private equity clients, on an array of healthcare regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. His practice focuses on compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters, self-disclosures to and negotiations with OIG and CMS, internal investigations, provider mergers and acquisitions, and appeals before the PRRB, OMHA, and the Medicare Appeals Council.