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Noontime Knowledge: Hot Topic Regulatory Wrap-up
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
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Noontime Knowledge Webinar

Hot Topic Regulatory Wrap-up

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm



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Sylvia Singleton, RN, CHC | Corporate Compliance Officer, Caris Healthcare

Sylvia L. Singleton has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years.  She spent 15 years in Medicare working for a Medicare Contractor. This experience included policy development, medical review and data analytics. There were also activities associated with communicating directly with the Federal Government - CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). 

Specific experience includes serving as a HCPCS Coordinator, reviewing medical equipment and assigning HCPCS codes for durable medical equipment (DME) for the Medicare Program. Performing as a Medical Affairs Coordinator developing Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) used in 16 states, then moving on to a position as Medical Review Manager. During this time she initiated contractor medical review of Medicare claims for Part A and B along with Home Health and Hospice.

For the last seven years, Sylvia has utilized that knowledge and leadership at Caris Healthcare, serving as the Corporate Compliance Officer.  Sylvia is certified in healthcare compliance through HCCA, and is an active member of The Carolinas Center for the End of Life Care, currently serving as an Executive Board Member and serving on the NHPCO Regulatory committee, including serving as faculty for the NHPCO Hospice Compliance Certificate Program to improve and inform on hospice regulations and patient care.


Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN | President & CEO, The Carolinas Center

Marisette Hasan graduated from the University of South Carolina with Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. She has worked professionally as an RN since 1981 in various roles: oncology nurse, hospice nurse, clinical manager, home health and hospice administrator and nurse consultant. She currently serves as the President & CEO for The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC).

She is passionately engaged in supporting hospice and palliative care providers in North and South Carolina through leadership, innovation, public advocacy and regulatory technical assistance. In addition to her current role, she serves as the Co-Chair for the My Life My Choices 1.8 million dollar SC ACP grant initiative, funded by BCBS SC Foundation for the SC Coalition of the Care of the Seriously Ill. This initiative is focused on raising education and awareness with clinicians and underserved community citizens, incorporating a technology pilot to store ACP documents for rapid access with an E-repository.

Marisette is also engaged on the national front as a member of the NHPCO Council of States Steering Committee, the NHPCO Palliative Care Advisory Council, NHPCO Diversity Advisory Council and the CTAC National State Coalition Task Force. She is certified as an ELNEC trainer, Respecting Choices Facilitator, and Serious Illness Conversation Guide Trainer. Finally, Marisette is engaged in research as a community stakeholder Co-Investigator for a PCORI grant initiative led by Dr. Kimberly Johnson to investigate and implement effective tools to eliminate ACP disparities among African Americans in 5 states.