What If the Patient Was Sitting at Your IDG Meeting?

Recorded On: 06/15/2022

Compliant interdisciplinary group meetings are more than just reporting the patient's status. It is the coming together of the truly interdisciplinary care provided to hospice patients. The IDG meeting is intended to continually address the patient's goals, conduct anticipatory planning, and update the plan of care. If the patient were at the table, would they feel like your meeting accomplished this for them?

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.

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