Managing Live Discharges in Hospice
Includes a Live Event on 02/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Managing live discharges can be a complicated process for hospices as each situation can present unique challenges. This webinar is designed to walk through compliance in managing the complexities of live discharges.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
- Eligibility and extended prognosis
- Discharge for out of service area, traveling patients and contracts
- Discharge for cause
Lauren Templeton, D.O., HMDC
Dr. Lauren Templeton, a Physician Consultant with Weatherbee Resources since 2017, has over 8 years of physician experience with 4 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. She also serves as associate medical director for the Palliative Care Department at a local medical center, as well as, serving on the 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 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.