Medicare Advantage Update/Hospice Quality Reporting

  • February 23, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Session Description

Join us for the kickoff WiHPCA Town Hall. This will be an opportunity to discuss WiHPCA updates and network with colleagues. The featured speaker is Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, Senior Director, Regulatory and Quality, NHPCO.

1. Discuss updates related to Medicare Advantage and hospice care.
2. Explain recent events related to the HQRP program

About the Presenter 

Dr. Jennifer Kennedy is the Senior Director of Quality & Regulatory for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with the organization since 2006.  She has more than 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 18+ years.  She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a dual master’s degree in health education and case management, and a doctoral degree in health care education and policy and is a certified healthcare compliance professional.  Jennifer is the lead for the NHPCO hospice quality program and interacts with CMS and their contractors related to hospice regulatory and quality issues.  She serves on the National Quality Forum’s MAP Post-Acute Care/Long-Term Care Workgroup, the 2020 National Quality Partners™ (NQP™) Leadership Consortium, and the Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation Advisory Council.  She also a member of the ANA’s national palliative nursing task group and is a U.S. representative for the UK’s St. Christopher’s Hospice Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing in 2020 Project.  Jennifer is serves as faculty at national and state conferences, writes articles for trade journals, contributes to health care publisher materials, develops education and resources for hospice and palliative care providers, and currently serves on the  Jennifer also teaches Graduate Health Science courses at the University of Indianapolis.

This webinar will be recorded and the link will be shared via the monthly e-news.

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