SOURCE: Compass Clinical Consulting

Compass Clinical Consulting

March 22, 2010 11:25 ET

Compass Clinical CEO Kate Fenner to Present "Medicare Decertification: A Near-Death Experience of a Hospital and Its Impact on the Community," at the 2010 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Case Study Presentation Details Severe Financial and Public Relations Implications of the Medicare Decertification Process and How It Can Quickly Lead to Hospital Closure

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -  Compass Clinical Consulting (http://www.compass-clinical.com) CEO Kate Fenner RN, PhD, is presenting "Medicare Decertification: A Hospital Near-Death Experience" at the 2010 Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on March 25, 2010.

THE CRISIS

The presentation includes an analysis of a real-life crisis faced by one hospital and a candid discussion of how the financial and public relations implications of the Medicare Decertification process almost forced the hospital to close.

THE CEO

Compass Clinical CEO Kate Fenner has more than 25 years of experience in senior healthcare leadership roles in university, regional, state and national organizations. A regular keynote speaker throughout the country, Dr. Fenner has authored a leading college text on law and ethics in healthcare as well as co-authored other texts on a variety of healthcare issues.

PREVENT, RESPOND, RECOVER

Dr. Fenner's presentation outlines steps for implementing a quality assurance program to prevent, respond and recover from Medicare termination and will also address the:

  • Serious operational implications that occur by failing to address immediate jeopardy findings
  • Impact immediate jeopardy can have on clinical operations and quality of care
  • Focused attention, systemic change and commitment by senior leaders that can help hospitals avoid the pain and loss of decertification

LOCATION

Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.

View the 2010 Congress on Healthcare Leadership brochure. For more information, contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 or contact@ache.org

ABOUT COMPASS CLINICAL CEO KATE FENNER

With more than 25 years of experience in senior healthcare leadership roles in university, state, regional and national organizations, Dr. Fenner is a regular keynote speaker throughout the country.

ABOUT COMPASS CLINICAL CONSULTING

Compass Clinical Consulting (http://www.compass-clinical.com) is a healthcare consultancy founded in 1979 and based in Cincinnati, OH. Compass experts have helped hundreds of hospitals and health systems prepare for accreditation, optimize labor cost management, manage clinical resources, and improve patient throughput and physician relations. Compass also places interim healthcare executives.

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