Breathe Easy

This episode offers a CRUCIAL overview of the Medicare hospice benefit, utilization logistics for advanced lung disease patients, communication strategies, patient-focused methodology in discussions and additional resources to enhance providers’ skill sets in caring for this important and vulnerable patient population.

Creators & Guests

Jennifer Wescoe Singley, M.Ed., NCC
Founder, Executive Director; Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Patricia Fogelman DNP, ACHPN
Medical Director, Dept of Palliative Medicine, Mount Nittany Health, National Faculty: Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), National Faculty: Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Consulting, Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing, Co-Vice Chair, Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Taskforce: End of life care delivery in the ICU,
Christopher A. Jones, MD, MBA, FAAHPM
Christopher A. Jones, MD, MBA, FAAHPM is an Associate Professor and the Director of Outpatient Palliative Care for Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina. After several years at the helm of the journal Palliative Medicine Reports, Dr. Jones was named Editor in Chief of the Journal of Palliative Medicine in August 2023. An expert in billing and coding in HPM, Dr. Jones serves as the Alternate Subspecialty Advisor from AAHPM to the AMA's RUC and co-leads the virtual Palliative Care Immersion Course through Four Seasons in NC, where he also acts as a consultant around billing, coding, and legal medicine. Chris partners with leaders at health systems and hospices around the country to make billing and coding approachable to clinicians from all specialties, transforming dry often painful content into a fun, engaging discussion of lightning bolts, toilet paper, and banana peels. Whether because of or in spite of his unique teaching style, Dr. Jones has won clinical teaching awards from internal medicine residents and palliative medicine fellows at Brown, Duke, and Penn.

What is Breathe Easy?

Conversations in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine by the American Thoracic Society