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CMS Regulatory Update
Monday, December 13, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM PDT
Category: Live Webinar


California Hospice providers are no strangers to federal surveys. Effective January 1, 2022 CMS survey process and enforcement remedies will go into effect. These changes will expand CMS authority to impose sanctions on hospices. Whereas in the past, hospices implemented plans of correction in response to deficiencies identified during federal surveys, they are now also facing civil monetary penalties, suspension of payment for new admissions, temporary management, directed plan of correction and directed in-service training. In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Kennedy, Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Vice President of Quality and Standards will explain the rules regarding how these federal sanctions work.

Meet the Presenter:

Jennifer Kennedy

Dr. Jennifer Kennedy is the Vice President for Quality and Standards at CHAP.  She has more than 35 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 20+ 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 CHAP quality team and interacts with CMS and their contractors related to hospice regulatory and quality issues. She is also a member of the ANA’s national palliative nursing task group and has been honored by the UK’s St. Christopher’s Hospice as a Nursing Pioneer for their Palliative Care Nursing Project. She also teaches Graduate Health Care Administration courses at the university level.



Non-Member Rate: $500

Please note: This is available to Hospice and Palliative Providers only. 

Registration is now closed.  This recording will be available to view (if you are a CHAPCA member) or purchase on December 14th.