Hospice Administrator Certificate Program (HACP)


The goal of the Hospice Administrator Certificate Program (HACP) is to provide a supportive learning environment to you, as a hospice administrator. You will be able to advance your skills and knowledge base to position your organization to prosper in emerging end-of-life care services and incorporate the complexities of quality, compliance, financial and strategic performance. The three-day core curriculum is designed to prepare you for the challenges of administration and to thrive into the future.

The HACP is a three-module curriculum:
  • LEGAL focuses on legal/compliance management to help you integrate quality, compliance and financial strategies appropriately and successfully.
  • FINANCE focuses on financial management principals and information.
  • STRATEGY focuses on vision driven leadership and performance management strategies to position your organization for success.

Upon successful completion of the HACP, participants will be able to:
  • Identify key health care trends that will influence positioning strategies for your hospice organization.
  • Integrate data management and analysis methods into your quality assessment and performance improvement program.
  • Implement key financial management strategies to prepare and interpret financial documents and to understand the impact of current changes in health care.
  • Understand the importance of various accounting methods to improve hospice performance and position for success.
  • Understand leadership responsibilities in promoting a quality driven organization.
  • Integrate corporate compliance issues with clinical, financial and legal integrity of the organization.


Day 1: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
7:00am - 8:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:05am Welcome / Program Overview
8:05am - 10:00am Health Care Trends - How to Position in the New Health Care Economy
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 12:00pm Data in Healthcare Management and QAPI
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00pm - 2:15pm From Strategic Planning to Execution
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 4:00pm Industry Data and Opportunities for Using Data
4:00pm - 6:00pm Reception with Sponsors

Day 2: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
7:00am - 8:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:05am Welcome / Overview of the Day
8:05am - 10:00am Essential Elements of Hospice Financial Management
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:45am Hospice Financial Management
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch with Sponsors (provided)
1:15pm - 2:30pm Hospice Financial Management
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm Hospice Financial Management

Day 3: Thursday, Ocotber 14, 2021
7:00am - 8:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:05am Welcome / Overview of the Day
8:05am - 10:00am Integration of Compliance Management into Organizational Performance
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:45am Legal Compiance Management
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch (provided)
12:45pm - 2:15pm Legal Compiance Management
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:30pm Legal Compiance Management
3:30pm - 4:00pm Evaluations


Mandy Hager
Executive Director
Suncrest Hospice of Colorado

Christine Lang
Director of Data Consulting
Simione Healthcare Consultants

Christy brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare data analysis, primarily focused on home health and hospice, to her role leading Simione´s efforts to increase and improve the use of data in consulting projects and client operations. Christy is an active member of the post-acute professional community, serving on a number of NAHC workgroups and committees and frequently presenting on topics that include business intelligence, benchmarking, quality measurement, customer satisfaction and value-based purchasing. Christy earned a Masters of Business Administration and a B.A. in political science and mathematics from the University of Washington.

Bryan Nowicki
Husch Blackwell

With more than 20 years of litigation and regulatory experience, Bryan helps hospice clients across the country navigate the heavily regulated healthcare space. Home health agencies, palliative care organizations, hospitals and skilled nursing homes are among those that also rely on Bryan&s counsel. He is a staunch advocate when representing clients before local, state and federal judicial, quasi-judicial, administrative and legislative bodies. Clients also appreciate Bryan as an effective and responsive crisis manager when changing regulations destabilize daily operations. Working closely with clients, he develops practical strategies and remediation when they face issues including state and federal investigations, whistleblower complaints, audits, federal fraud and abuse claims.

Bryan understands that proactive compliance is often the best and most cost-effective defense, and he enjoys advising hospices and other healthcare clients on not only compliance but innovative concepts that can improve performance. He strives to deliver efficient solutions that meet clients' legal, clinical and operational demands.

Meg S.L. Pekarske
Husch Blackwell

Having practiced hospice law across the country for nearly 20 years, Meg and the Husch Blackwell Hospice & Palliative Care Team know this healthcare space and have evolved with it. Meg anticipates industry trends and efficiently clears pathways for clients large and small, whether in a 15-minute call or negotiating a multimillion-dollar Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) audit. She enjoys strategizing solutions for clients on hospice legal issues including Government audits, fraud investigations, compliance, fraud and abuse, litigation, palliative care program development, inpatient unit structures, and contracting issues.

Meg collaborates with leading groups such as the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), fostering education and monitoring developments on behalf of clients. In addition to proactive regulatory work and resolving obstacles, Meg enjoys facilitating client growth and innovative partnership opportunities with health systems and post-acute care providers as well as guiding hospices through mergers and acquisitions. She shares insights on hospice and palliative care and speaks to industry innovators as host of the podcast Hospice Insights: The Law and Beyond. The most rewarding aspect of her practice is knowing that each person she encounters is working toward the same goal: providing compassionate, quality, end-of-life care to patients.

Sharon Seaton, RN, BSN, CHPN, HCS-O, HCS-D
Clinical Product Development


We invite you to come exhibit at our Administrator Certificate Programs Expo Show this October!

Highly regarded among both attendees and past exhibitors, this show provides quality interaction with senior and upper level management in Home Care and Hospice! The Administrator Certificate Programs provide you the best opportunity to bring in new prospects, introduce products and services, and give product demonstrations to decision makers.

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your business and network for future business relationships! We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

CAHSAH Affiliate $500
Non-Affiliate $900

Exhibitor Schedule Set-Up
October 12, 2021
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Exhibitor Hours
October 12, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Reception with Attendees

October 13, 2021
11:45am - 1:15pm
Lunch with Attendees

For Further Details Contact:
Michele Lander