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NCHPP Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement 2011 Steering Committee Section Leader Sue Zimmerman Product Manager Deyta, LLC Wilmington, DE Rhonda Fisher-Brown Director, Quality Management Hospice by the Bay Larkspur, CA Ellen Martin Director of Performance Improvement Hospice Austin Austin, TX Terri L. Maxwell Vice President, Clinical Initiatives Hospice Pharmacia Philadelphia, PA Shareefah Sabur Chief Strategy Officer Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc. Cleveland, OH Laurie West Director of Quality and Service Excellence Suncoast Hospice Clearwater, FL Katie Weyandt Corporate Compliance Officer Infinity Hospice Care, LLC Las Vegas, NV Section Activities: Monthly Chats The NCHPP Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement (QAPI) Section holds monthly chats—or conference calls. These chats, which are open to all members who join the QAPI Section, are one of the easiest ways to communicate as a diverse group of professionals working in all corners of the country. While the format of each chat is informal, the topics for discussion are developed in advance so members can join the calls that interest them most. Upcoming Chats All chats are held the second Thursday of each month, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (ET). March 10: HIPAA & Compliance Facilitator: Rhonda FisherBrown April 14: Face to Face Physician Visits—Best Practice Facilitator: Katie Weyandt May 12: Using Checklists for Quality Improvement Facilitator: Ellen Martin How do I join the QAPI Section? Joining NCHPP and enrolling in the QAPI Section is free to all staff and volunteers of NHPCO provider-members. Visit the NHPCO website to complete the brief application. continued on next page NewsLine 33 How do I join the chat? Once you enroll in the QAPI Section, you need only dial in, toll-free, to join the call: (866) 355-8646. However, please do NOT dial in earlier than 2:55 p.m. on the day of the call and please make sure you’re enrolled in the QAPI Section first. What are the remaining topics for 2011? As future topics are determined, the schedule is updated and posted in the QAPI Section Library of My.NHPCO.* Are there other ways to connect with QAPI Section members? Absolutely. By joining NHPCO’s professional networking site, My.NHPCO (which is also free to all members), you can join the QAPI eGroup and benefit from online discussions. Turn the page to learn more. *You will need your NHPCO log-in ID and password to access My.NHPCO. If you need assistance, or have other questions, contact NHPCO Member Services at 800-6466460.

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Newsline - March 2011
NHPCO’s New Staffing Guidelines
A Message From Don
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
Hospice in the Continuum: PACE at Midland Care
Capitol Hill Day 2011
Short Takes
Feedback from NHPCO’s Education Needs Assessment
2011 Reaching Out Grant Recipients
National Healthcare Decisions Day Website
JPSM Call for Papers
CE/CME Training Through NHPCO Webinars
Social Work Resource Recommendations
New Volunteer Outreach Materials Now Online
Volunteer Recognition Gift Ideas (display ad)
The Voice of NCHPP
A Nurse and Chaplain Connect
NCHPP QAPI Section Monthly Chats
Replicate Excellence: MVI (display ad)
Education Opportunities through NFDA (display ad)
Members in the News
Hospice Executive Scholarship Program (display ad)
Upcoming Educational Offerings

Newsline - March 2011