At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
State two (2) criteria for hospice eligibility.
Select three (3) functions of the hospice interdisciplinary team.
Identify two (2) types of hospice discharges.
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about hospice definition, referral, and reimbursement by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.
Debbie Flippin, RN, MBA
Debbie has over 40 years of nursing experience specializing in end of life care, and chronic diseases. She has developed and implemented disease management programs for patients with chronic and life limiting conditions. Debbie has attained advanced education in hospice, palliative and end of life care through ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) . Debbie has served in various positions within Home Health and Hospice, including case manager, team leader, Director of Professional Services, VP of Compliance and Regulation and Director of Accreditation. Debbie has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care, homecare and hospice offices, hospice inpatient unit, accreditation program and pediatric oncology. Debbie is currently a member of the NHPCO Education Committee. Debbie is committed to educating clinicians in chronic and end-of-life care and patient advocacy.