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Cathleen Armato, RN, CHPN, CHC, CHPC

Cathleen  Armato Instructor Bio:
Cat Armato is an experienced executive with 18 years in the home care and hospice industry. She has served in various roles during that time, including VP of operations and chief compliance officer for a nationwide provider. In 2012, Cat became a consultant and has assisted multiple organizations with their compliance and quality efforts, from program assessment to full program development and implementation.

Cat has served as a compliance consultant for a large organization under a corporate integrity agreement. This multi-year, multi-site project involved assessments of operations, quality of care, and clinical documentation. She has also provided clinical and claim reviews for more than 1,200 records of various providers, many with multiple billing periods.

Cat has experience providing guidance and support to providers and their legal counsel during investigations by Zone Program Integrity Contractors, Supplemental Medical Review Contractors, Medicaid integrity contractors, Medicare Administrative Contractors, and investigations with the Department of Justice and the Office of Inspector General. She also has extensive experience in due diligence evaluations.

Cat is a contributor/reviewer for multiple health care publications by Tina Marrelli, including: Home Care Nursing (2017), Handbook of Home Care Standards (2018), Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook (2018), and A Guide for Caregiving (2017). She also served as assistant author for The Nurse Manager's Survival Guide: Practical Answers to Everyday Questions by Tina Marrelli.

Cathleen Armato's Continuing Education Courses

Pain Assessment and Management: Part One

Pain Assessment and Management: Part One

Thorough pain assessments are a critical component of adequate pain management. Clinicians will learn how to conduct a verbal, physical, and functional pain assessment, barriers to pain management, population groups at risk of under-treatment,… Read Morearrow_right

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Pain Assessment and Management: Part Two

Pain Assessment and Management: Part Two

Pain Assessment and Management: Part II helps prepare the home care or hospice nurse to help manage pain medications. Common terminology related to pain management will be reviewed, including tolerance, dependence, and addiction. Managing… Read Morearrow_right

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Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: Fundamentals of Compliance in Home Health and Hospice

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: Fundamentals of Compliance in Home Health and Hospice

26% of the national budget is spent on Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that our nation loses tens of billions of dollars each year… Read Morearrow_right

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Legal Implications in Nursing Documentation

Legal Implications in Nursing Documentation

Nursing documentation is the primary evidence that a nurse followed the standards of care and provides the nurse with credibility in a malpractice claim. This course reviews the legal implications of documentation and common errors found… Read Morearrow_right

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Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management

Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management

Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management will prepare clinicians to form a successful partnership with their patients who are managing complex health conditions on a daily basis. This course provides an overview of chronic condition… Read Morearrow_right

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Identifying, Communicating, & Documenting Patient Change in Condition

Identifying, Communicating, & Documenting Patient Change in Condition

This course provides team members with the fundamental framework about effectively identifying, communicating, and documentation a change in a patient’s condition or status. One fundamental standard in home care and hospice is that the… Read Morearrow_right

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Coaching and Counseling: Tips for Success

Coaching and Counseling: Tips for Success

In a perfect world, everyone would complete their jobs flawlessly and without any management intervention or monitoring. The good news is that the skills of coaching and counseling are key to success in all organizations and that effective… Read Morearrow_right

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Managing Difficult Conversations at the End of Life

Managing Difficult Conversations at the End of Life

Video Runtime: 47 Minutes


Some important conversations are just hard, and many clinicians do not feel prepared to cover tough topics such as death and dying, suicide, fears, grief, and many others. Addressing… Read Morearrow_right

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Advance Directives: Terminology, Elements, and the Role of the Clinician

Advance Directives: Terminology, Elements, and the Role of the Clinician

Video Runtime: 50 Minutes


Written advance directives are an opportunity for an individual to communicate their wishes and preferences for care at the end-of-life. Without these documents, it may be left… Read Morearrow_right

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QAPI in Home Care and Hospice: Setting Higher Standards

QAPI in Home Care and Hospice: Setting Higher Standards

Video Runtime: 41 Minutes


A meaningful Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program is a Medicare condition of participation for hospices. This means it is required in order to participate… Read Morearrow_right

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Emergency Preparedness Rule for Home Care and Hospice Administrators

Emergency Preparedness Rule for Home Care and Hospice Administrators

Video Runtime: 44 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 28 Minutes

On November 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented new emergency preparedness requirements as a condition of participating in the… Read Morearrow_right

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Emergency Preparedness Rule for Home Care and Hospice

Emergency Preparedness Rule for Home Care and Hospice

Video Runtime: 29 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

On November 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented new emergency preparedness requirements as a condition of participating in the… Read Morearrow_right

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