Weatherbee Resources Acquires the Hospice Compliance Network

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Acquisition Expands Consulting, Products and Educational Offerings for Hospices

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Weatherbee is the perfect company to continue to evolve the Hospice Compliance Network

Weatherbee Resources Inc., the nation’s leading provider of hospice consulting services, announced today the acquisition of the Hospice Compliance Network from Summit Business Group, LLC. The acquisition adds a members only suite of services to Weatherbee’s offerings, including the bi-monthly Hospice Compliance Letter, Hospice Compliance Alerts, Hospice Compliance Network Listserv and a members only online resource center. The acquisition also includes the Hospice Guidance Line, a resource used by hundreds of hospices to provide an anonymous reporting mechanism, a required component of corporate compliance programs.

Summit Business Group developed the Hospice Compliance Network in January 2000 to assist hospices in their efforts to develop and maintain effective corporate compliance programs. Over the years, the Hospice Compliance Network has provided hospice compliance officers and management teams with resources to assist in understanding and managing the myriad of regulatory challenges the industry has endured.

“The Hospice Compliance Network enhances our ability to provide just-in-time support to the growing number of programs struggling to navigate the complex regulatory challenges facing hospices,” stated Weatherbee’s President Joy Barry, RN, M.Ed., LNC. “This valuable service, which helps hundreds of programs, is strategically aligned with our goal of helping hospices operate more efficiently, comply with regulations, improve documentation, and not only survive but thrive in this regulatory environment.”

“Weatherbee is the perfect company to continue to evolve the Hospice Compliance Network,” stated Jay Mahoney, founder and Principal of Summit Business Group. “I’ve worked with and admired Weatherbee’s leaders, Joy Barry and Heather Wilson for years and I’m confident that members will be pleased by the opportunities this transition brings.”

Existing Hospice Compliance Network members will receive services as usual during this transition and can contact Weatherbee with questions. In the next several months Weatherbee will announce new features and membership opportunities for both the Hospice Compliance Network and the Hospice Guidance Line.

About Weatherbee Resources
Weatherbee Resources is the nation’s leading provider of consulting services exclusively for the hospice industry. Founded in 1997, Weatherbee has developed and delivered products and services to assist hospices with regulatory compliance, operational efficiency and best practices. Called upon to conduct forensic clinical record audits and testify on behalf of hospice providers, the Weatherbee team assists hospices in every stage of their compliance planning and implementation. In addition to consulting, hundreds of hospices across the country rely on Weatherbee for its renowned Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps.

About Summit Business Group
Following fourteen years as CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Jay Mahoney founded Summit Business Group, LLC to assist hospices better serve their patients. Since 1998, Summit has offered consulting services directly to hospices while also establishing the Hospice Compliance Network. More recently, Summit together with the consulting firm, Health Planning & Development, has offered market-related data through the Hospice Market Atlas.

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