The 2019 Hospice Year in Review
Includes a Live Event on 12/04/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Over the course of 2019, the hospice industry has faced new challenges and regulatory changes. This course endeavors to summarize those changes as well as the impact on hospices today and in the upcoming year.
Topics covered in this webinar include (at least 3 bullets):
- Current and ongoing external hospice audits
- The updates on the new hospice HOPE tool
- The new hospice HQRP measures
- The 2020 changes to the hospice election statement
- The 2019 final rule for regulatory burden relief for hospices
Lynn Stange, RN, BSN, MA, CHC
Principal / President, Weatherbee Resources
Lynn Stange is the Principal / President of Weatherbee Resources. She re-joined Weatherbee Resources, Inc. in 2017 as the Chief Compliance and Consulting Integrity Officer. Lynn first joined the Weatherbee team as an Associate Consultant in 2006, and was promoted to Director of Consulting in 2007. In January 2018, Lynn was promoted to President. In July 2018, Lynn became co-owner of Weatherbee Resources.
In her role, Lynn is responsible for strategic growth initiatives in the areas of compliance, quality, and education. Lynn also works with consulting clients in the areas of Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI), mock surveys and compliance audits, pursuit of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and program development. Lynn oversees all aspects of Weatherbee’s Hospice Compliance Network (HCN). Lynn’s breadth of experience with a variety of regulations and standards allows her to connect with clients quickly to aid them in identifying their most critical needs thereby assuring excellent outcomes.
Lynn is a nationally recognized speaker in both the hospice and compliance arenas, having spoken at both the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) annual Management and Leadership Conference and at the annual Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) national conference. Lynn is a former member of the NHPCO Regulatory Committee having served from 2014 to 2018. As a member of Weatherbee’s Speaker’s Bureau, Lynn teaches on a variety of regulatory, compliance, and leadership-related topics and is a permanent faculty member of Weatherbee’s renowned Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp.
Lynn has been a registered nurse for 30 years with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Las Vegas. Lynn has been a State surveyor in both Montana and Nevada, and earned her Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) in 2014.