Katie Wehri

Katie Wehri
Katie Wehri Director of Operations Consulting
Recent articles written by Katie Wehri
  • Hospice CTI and Election Statement Made Easy View
  • Corrections to SIA & RHC Made Easy View
  • Hospice General Inpatient Care View

Upcoming Events

Thu 19

Arkansas Hospice Partners in Care Conference

October 18 - October 20
Little Rock AR
United States
Speaker: Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

“Purpose
To share evidence based information in pain & symptom management and end of life care, along with communication
tools to better care for patients with serious illness. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
Manage the physical, psychological, and social causes of distress in life limited patients and their families.
Distinguish the difference between palliative care & hospice and recognize the appropriate timing of each in the
medical care of a patient with serious illness.
Develop strategies for implementing a palliative care program
Develop practical strategies for introducing discussions of a patient’s end of life care plan.
Develop practical techniques to improve advance care planning.
Cultivate approaches to working with diverse patient populations with different diseases in various settings.

Recognize signs of burnout and unhealthy professional behavior.
Develop strategies for mindfulness and self-care”

Fri 20

Top ADR Denials & ZPIC/UPIC Update

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Speaker: Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

This session will review the goal of the ADR Reviews & ZPIC audit process. Agencies will learn how to respond to these record requests as well as the subsequent audit findings. Top ADR denials will be addressed. The newest probe, Targeted Probe & Educate (TPE), will be introduced, including the chart defining how TPE is going to work. This session will describe likely audit risks for home health agencies and how to monitor those risks. ZPIC audits are rampant and there are various issues with responses to these contractors. Lastly, this session will assist in providing a checklist for the documentation required to be sent in, but also a checklist of things to review in the chart before sending it in.

Sun 22

The 2017 Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative and End of Life Care

October 22 - October 24
Frontenac MO
United States

The conference is designed to assist health care professionals in understanding the health care issues when treatment changes from curative to palliative care. Palliative care focuses on comfort and quality of life rather than cure and prolongation of life. Palliative care is the foundation of hospice services, however the principles are applicable to any setting where care is being provided to the terminally ill.

Wehri is Director of Operations Consulting for Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS) She joined HPS in 2017 to develop and provide hospice and home care educational opportunities, conduct operational reviews and work with the HPS clinical team on mock surveys and chart reviews.

Wehri, with more than 25 plus years in the hospice, home health, private duty and palliative care industries and is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in health care compliance and health care privacy compliance. She has worked with multiple state and national associations to expand assist members with Hospice regulatory, operations, financial and legislative issues. She has written numerous articles and provided workshops and seminars for these associations. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Wehri received her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration. Wehri spent 16 years working with homecare and hospice agencies with the majority of those years in a Director’s role, prior to starting a consulting practice in 2009.

Wehri has been consulting, presenting and educating in the home care and hospice industry since 2009. She has worked for hospices in a variety of settings, including multiple locations in multiple states, a hospice inpatient unity, pediatric hospice and adult and pediatric palliative care. Wehri has gained valuable experience in the following areas:

  • Accreditation standards interpretation *Compliance and quality assessment
  • Mock surveys
  • Operations
  • Health care regulation
  • Performance Improvement
  • Opening and expanding sites for home care, hospice and palliative care services