Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Boot Camp | $625 

Optional 3rd day
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Hospice Documentation Essentials  |  $225
Open only to Boot Camp registrants 


$181 per night + tax + $2.50 fee
(Rate guaranteed to 9/6/16)
Gaylord Opryland
(877) 351-5021
Group Code: "Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp"
Online Reservations 


There are several Marriott properties across the street from the Gaylord including:
The Inn at Opryland (615) 889-0800
Courtyard Marriott (855) 809-3511
Fairfield Inn and Suites (615) 872-8939


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Driving Directions 

Travel Information

Closest Airport:  Nashville Intl Airport (BNA)
8 miles from hotel / 15 minutes
Ground Transportation: 
Taxi approx $25 from airport (most economical for 2 ppl)
Gaylord Shuttle $40 r/t (most economical for 1 person)
Shuttle Reservations: (615) 883 2211


Pauline Judge, CAP-OM 
Weatherbee Resources 

Cancellation Policy

Canceling within 30 days is $100; canceling greater than 30 days is $50; substituting another person from your hospice for same Boot Camp/3rd Day is free; one-time transfer of registration to another Boot Camp/3rd Day within 12 months is $50. No transfers, refunds, or cancellations within 2 weeks. No shows are non-refundable. Confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of registration and fee. For information or questions, call (508) 778-0008 or email boots@weatherbeeresources.com

Weatherbee Resources
Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp
September 2016 - Nashville, TN 


Weatherbee Resources has provided more than 45 Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps across the country since 2006.  More than 3,500 hospice professionals, surveyors, consultants, and others have attended Weatherbee's two-day boot camps for in-depth, timely and relevant information related to hospice regulations, compliance challenges and managing hospice scrutiny. 

Hospices across the country utilize Weatherbee's Boot Camps for orienting new staff and for the on-going training of Executive Directors, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others.

Boot Camp Planners & Faculty: Heather Wilson, PhD, CHC CEO; Joy Barry, RN, MEd, LNC, President; Kerry Stevenson, RN, MBA, CHPN, Director of Consulting Services; Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD, HMDC, Sr Physician Consultant; Colleen O'Keefe, RN, CHPN, Senior Consultant & Project Specialist; Kathy City, MA, BS, RN, Senior Consultant & Project Specialist; Howard Young, JD, Partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP; and D. Dewayne Sims, RPh, CPh, PRS, President, Sims Advisory Group, Inc.

Co-sponsored by Tennessee Hospice Organization.

An optional third day workshop, Hospice Documentation Essentials, is being offered for hospice physicians and IDG members. This workshop will be facilitated by Colleen O'Keefe and Kathy City (see faculty info above).

Building upon the content presented during the two-day Boot Camp, this optional third day will dive deeper into the essential elements of hospice documentation. The day-long seminar will begin with a didactic exploration of:

  • Strategies to turn assessment data into documentation that supports payment;
  • Use of hospice assessment scales to document disease progression; and
  • Substantiating clinical eligibility with documentation of secondary conditions and related

Participants will practice their documentation skills during the afternoon of this third day session and receive feedback from Weatherbee's executive team. This optional third day is only open to Boot Camp registrants.

CME: This Live activity, Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp, from 03/21/2016 - 12/14/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.5 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  Continuing education for nurses is provided by Relias Learning, LLC. Relias Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Nurses will receive approximately 11 contact hours for participation in the two-day Boot Camp and approximately 6 contact hours for participation in the optional third day Documentation activity.

Criteria for Judging Successful Completion: Participants will only receive CE credit if they sign-in and remain present for the entire two days of the conference. Partial credit will not be given. Once the conference is over, the participant will be required to complete an evaluation survey online. Once the participant completes the conference evaluation, a certificate will automatically generate for the participant to print.

CCB: The Compliance Certification Board (CCB) has approved this event for up to 15.9 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this program content or of the program sponsor.

The Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp meets the criteria for completion of Regulatory & Compliance Issues, a Level II Module of NHPCO's Manager Development Program (MDP).

Handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks included each day.

Agendas for Boot Camp and Hospice Documentation Essentials Workshop.

Register by Fax or Mail - 5% discount for sending two or more people from same organization (discount only available via faxed, mailed or phoned-in registration). Member of the Hospice Compliance Network? Check for even greater discounts! (Retroactive discounts cannot be applied)

We recommend confirming hotel accommodations before registering. There are several Marriott properties across the street from on the Gaylord Opryland including:
The Inn at Opryland (615-889-0800); a Courtyard Marriott (855-809-3511), and a Fairfield Inn and Suites (615-872-8939)

Register Online Now!Register by Fax or Mail
5% discount for sending two or more people from same organization (via fax, mail or phone only). Members of the Hospice Compliance Network Better and Best levels receive even greater discounts!