Published on November 26, 2019
NASHVILLE, TENN. – (November 26, 2019) – Alive, the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services for Middle Tennessee, is pleased to announce its Vice President of Operational Improvement Corrinne Ehlert has been appointed to National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Regulatory Committee.
Committee members have a history of significant involvement with hospice regulatory issues and a working knowledge of existing regulations, as well as the impact of compliance on hospice and palliative care providers.
Ehlert brings extensive experience in healthcare clinical operations, quality, and compliance. Prior to joining Alive, she served as Vice President of clinical operations for Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care and served as Executive Director for AseraCare in the West Tennessee area. She is a certified train the trainer for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium and has served on the board of the Tennessee Hospice Organization and the Hospice Quality Reporting Program Measure Development Technical Expert Panel with RTI International.
“I am honored to be involved with this national organization and to contribute to the incredible work they do,” said Ehlert. “This is an opportunity to address the impact of regulatory changes on the industry and to develop resources to support hospices in maintaining compliance.“
About NHPCO’s Regulatory Committee
NHPCO’s Regulatory Committee closely monitors federal activity around hospice and palliative care issues, reviews proposed regulations and provides appropriate comments, and analyzes and interprets regulations put into effect by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies.
The Regulatory Committee reviews reports and publications from the Office of Inspector General, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Department of Justice, the Government Accountability Office, and Medicare Administrative Contractors, and communicates with providers about program integrity and compliance issues from these agencies.
The Committee works to predict the impact of these regulations, provide the hospice and palliative care community with resources for implementation, and provide the necessary education for hospice and palliative care providers to achieve and maintain compliance with all relevant regulations.
Alive is the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services in Middle Tennessee. Its mission is to provide loving care for people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and
service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives. This includes in-home and in-patient hospice care, grief support, advance care planning, outreach, support to underserved communities, education, financial assistance, a comprehensive volunteer program, and professional training through the Alive Institute. A pioneer in the “good death” movement, Alive established the third hospice in the nation in 1975. Today, it remains true to its roots as an innovator and leader, helping individuals Adapt to Life Limiting Illnesses Very Effectively (ALIVE). To learn more or volunteer, visit AliveHospice.org or call 615-327-1085.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the nation’s first and largest membership organization for providers and professionals who care for people affected by serious and life-limiting illness. NHPCO.org