Hospice Physician Documentation Clinic July 2022

Includes a Live Event on 07/08/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Weatherbee Resources is pleased to again present a 3-part documentation webinar clinic designed specifically for hospice physicians designed to address regulatory knowledge gaps and enhance physician documentation to ensure regulatory compliance and payment. Each session is 90 minutes and offered on Fridays, July 8, 15, and 22 starting at 2pm ET.

Cost for the 3-part clinic is $495 per person with Hospice Medical Director Certificate (HMDC) certificants eligible for a 10% discount (watch for a discount email from HMDCB). 

Log in or create account in this education portal (the LEARNER'S EMAIL and password creation) for all participants is required to register for and to gain access to Zoom links, handout download / printing when ready, evaluation, and continuing education certificate (regardless of payment method / company address requested).

CME will be awarded at the conclusion of the series after completion of the online evaluation. 4.5 CME will be awarded.

No recordings will be made available.

Lauren Templeton, DO, HMDC, will be presenting each 90-minute session via Zoom.

The 3 sessions are:

  1. Hospice Physician Certification and Recertification of Terminal Illness (July 8, 2022)
  2. Physician Utilization of Hospice Assessment Tools (July 15, 2022)
  3. Creating Compelling and Compliant Physician Documentation (July 22, 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 (ACCME), 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 virtual webinar for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Lauren Templeton, DO HMDC

Physician Consultant

Dr. Lauren Templeton is a certified hospice medical director working at a Texas hospice since 2014 and as a physician consultant with Weatherbee Resources since 2017. She has specialized in hospice and palliative medicine since 2011.

In her hospice medical director 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 at the same facility.

As a Physician Consultant with Weatherbee Resources, Dr. Templeton assists hospice providers and physicians with education, coaching, and mentoring for hospice physicians, auditing physician and other clinical record documentation (e.g., thoroughness and appropriateness with regard to hospice eligibility; compliance with regulatory requirements; appropriateness with regard to coverage determinations; etc.), and record review or expert witness testimony on legal matters involving patient eligibility.

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. Dr. Templeton also serves as a current member of the NHPCO Regulatory Committee.

Description of each session: July 8, 15, 22, 2022

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