Calendar & Registration

Event: Documenting and Defending GIP Status Teleconference

January 22, 2020
10am-11:30am CT

Ketti Dawson, MS, Hospice Administrator

Ketti Dawson, MS has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry. She attended the University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas, where she received her Bachelor’s in Psychology.  Ketti then went to the University of Central Missouri and earned a Master’s degree in Social Gerontology. Ketti started her career in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She worked in the skilled nursing world as director of social services and eventually became a licensed nursing home administrator in Oklahoma. When she moved to Kansas she was the Executive Director of a large assisted living in Kansas City, Kansas. This assisted living facility was the first of its kind- working with Medicaid, Housing Authority and tax credits to provide services to low income residents. Ketti was “recruited” into hospice for the role of Administrator in 2007. She was the Administrator for a large for profit agency, part of a national company, in the Kansas City, MO area.   While she was with this company, she opened another hospice site in Leawood, KS. She has been Administrator for Village Hospice in Lee’s Summit, MO since 2012.  Village Hospice is under the John Knox Village community health services. During the last few years, Ketti has enjoyed presenting at the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa, Missouri Alliance for Home Care, Hospice Manager Training with the Corridor Group, and other venues in the Kansas City area.

Learners will:

  • Know what to look for in GIP status.
  • How to document towards GIP status.
  • How to be prepared if audited.

This teleconference is $80 for members and $100 for non-members.
No late fee!
Please use your Medicare ID number for your membership number.
There will be a $10 fee for Nurses or Social Worker CE’s.
Registrants will receive the website link and call in information after registering.
This is an intermediate level course.
This teleconference will be recorded. If you are not able to attend on the day of the teleconference, please register like you are attending and MHPCA will send you the recording.

This program provides 1.5 MO Nursing Contact Hours. This program provides 1.5 Social Worker Hours. All Social Workers must complete a post test and return to MHPCA via fax (573-635-0659) or email to to receive SW CE hours. Participants from Missouri interested in credit hours should indicate on the sign in sheet from each hospice their desire to receive credit hours.  There will be an additional $10.00 per person for contact hours.  Please make checks payable to MHPCA (P.O. Box 105318, Jefferson City, MO 65110) with a copy of your sign in sheet to receive credit for participants.  All participants wanting CE credits must sign the sign in/sign out sheet, fill out an evaluation, complete a post test (Social Worker’s only) and return to MHPCA at the end of the Live Interactive Teleconference via fax (573-635-0659) or email to The certificate will be generated and sent to the contact on the sign in/out sheet via email with in 5 business days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact crystal at

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

“Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2017 – 2/28/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive __1.5__ continuing education clock hours.”

Registration is closed for this event.