Hospice Physician Documentation Clinic November 2023

Recorded On: 11/17/2023

Log in or create an account (the LEARNER'S EMAIL and password creation) for all participants is required to register for and to gain access to Zoom links, handout downloads / printing when ready, evaluation, and continuing medical education / CME certificate (company address requested).


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, offered on Fridays, November 3 at 2:30pm ET, 10 at 2:30pm ET, and 17 at 1:30pm ET, 2023. All sessions are recorded.

COST for the 3-part clinic is $525 per person and includes recordings with Hospice Medical Director Certificate (HMDC) certificants eligible for a 10% discount (watch for a discount email from HMDCB). 

ACCESS to evaluation, CME certificate, and the recording for each session is included for 45 days (access expires Friday, January 5, 2024).

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

Lauren Templeton, DO FAAHPM HMDC, will be presenting each 90-minute session via Zoom starting at 2:30pm ET.

The 3 sessions are:

  1. Hospice Physician Certification and Recertification of Terminal Illness (November 3, 2023 / 2:30pm ET)
  2. Physician Utilization of Hospice Assessment Tools (November 10, 2023 / 2:30pm ET)
  3. Creating Compelling and Compliant Physician Documentation (November 17, 2023 / 1:30pm ET ... note time change)

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 FAAHPM HMDC

Physician Consultant

Weatherbee Resources

Dr. Lauren Templeton has been a Physician Consultant with Weatherbee Resources since 2017. As a physician since 2009 and a hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2012, 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. As a hospice medical director and Hospice Medical Director Certified physician, she is perfectly positioned to assist your hospice physicians with compliance education!

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.

She 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 regular speaker with the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization.

As an advocate of the hospice benefit and speaks to groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association about hospice care and currently serves as a member of the NHPCO Regulatory Committee assisting in advocating for hospice providers across the country.

This speaker has nothing to disclose.

Description of each session - 3 consecutive  Fridays

None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

Weatherbee Resources / Relias, LLC will be transparent in disclosing if any sponsorship or joint providership is present prior to the learner completing the course 

FOR THOSE SEEKING CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:  Criteria for Judging Successful Completion - Participants will only receive CE credit if they sign in and remain present for the entire educational event. 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 evaluation, a certificate will be available for the participant to print/download/save

TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for this course is: Executive Directors, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others

DISABILITY STATEMENT: If you require special accommodations to complete this training, please contact Weatherbee Resources by calling (866) 969-7124 or emailing info@weatherbeeresources.com or contact a faculty or staff member

GRIEVANCES: Weatherbee Resources / Relias, LLC have a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Weatherbee Resources / Relias, LLC will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. To report a complaint or grievance, please contact Weatherbee Resources by calling (866) 969-7124 or emailing info@weatherbeeresources.com or contact a faculty or staff member

All courses offered by Weatherbee Resources / Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.

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