2019 MNHPC Forum

Hot Topics on Regulations, Interpretations and Changes

featuring Judi Lund Person, BA, MPH, CHC, Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization


Friday, August 23 | 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria Street North, Shoreview, MN 55126


 Register Today!



MNHPC Members: $120 for the first attendee, $110 for each additional attendee from the same organization

Non-members: $170 for the first attendee, $160 for each additional attendee from the same organization



Join MNHPC for a day-long deep dive into hospice regulation. Guest presenter Judi Lund Person will present this extensive training geared toward clinical staff, administrators, and anyone concerned with compliance and documentation. Friday, August 23 is the first day of the Minnesota State Fair; we encourage attendees to stay Friday night and visit the Great Minnesota Get-Together while in town! 

Topics to be covered include:

  • FY2020 final rule

  • Possible changes to the Medicare hospice benefit

  • The use of SIA

  • PAs and hospice

  • Physician issues

  • Hospice medical director requirements 

  • Drug disposal – latest from DEA

  • Nursing home room and board 

  • PEPPER report as an indicator of CMS interests

  • Quality reporting

  • Updates to the hospice assessment instrument

  • Hospice Compare – what’s new and what’s next


Target Audience

The Fall Forum is intended for hospice and palliative care professionals and volunteers and all members of the interdisciplinary team.


About the Presenter

Photo of Judi Lund PersonJudi Lund Person, BA, MPH, CHC is Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Judi serves as a key contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, interfacing with hospice payment policy, Part D, survey and certification, contractor management, and program integrity functions, among others.  She also represents hospice and palliative care with the Medicare Administrative Contractors and other federal agencies and many national organizations.  Recent issues include advocating for changes in the Notice of Election filing and payment process, advocating for new guidance regarding Part D and hospice, and ongoing work with the Medicare Administrative Contractors on hospice payment policy issues.

She works daily with hospice providers and state hospice organizations on the ever-increasing array of regulatory and compliance issues and translates complex regulatory language into actionable “plain English” for hospice providers.  She works with her team at NHPCO to develop regulatory and compliance tools for hospice providers each year, including hospice payment rates and wage index values and compliance guides to assist providers in achieving compliance with various federal rules and regulations.



CEUs will be provided for attendees, stay tuned for more information regarding specific accreditation over the next few weeks.


Hotel Information

We have blocked rooms at two nearby hotels, please plan to book soon as they will fill up quickly with State Fair visitors. The discounted rates listed below are good for Friday night as well if you decide to stay an extra night and visit the State Fair!


Best Western Plus St. Paul North/Shoreview

1000 Gramsie Rd, Shoreview, MN 55126

Call (651) 482-0402 to request discounted rate of $109+ tax. 

  • Good News! Reservation deadline has been extended to July 26!

  • 2.4 miles away from Shoreview Community Center

  • Free wifi, full hot breakfast and parking


Quality Inn & Suites Arden Hills

1125 Red Fox Rd, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Call (651) 484-6557 to request discounted rate of $114+ tax.

  • Reserve your room by August 16!

  • 2.6 miles away from Shoreview Community Center

  • Free wifi, fitness center, business center, breakfast


 Register Today!