Specialized advice for hospices and palliative care providers
Schramm Consulting is a Washington, DC - based consulting practice dedicated exclusively to providing expert advice on hospice and palliative care. The firm serves both healthcare providers and investors. Primary services for providers include strategic planning, market analysis, facility planning and business line start-up for clients throughout the United States. Schramm Consulting also supports investors in the hospice space with expert operational analysis and support for acquisition due diligence, relying upon its associates’ decades of knowledge of hospice reimbursement and regulation.
Sue Lyn Schramm, MA, is the founder and principal at Schramm Consulting. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a hospice and healthcare executive to her engagements, and has advised dozens of clients in locations all over the United States. She is also a frequent public speaker and educator, and has authored multiple books and articles on healthcare topics.
Get in touch with us to set up an initial consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.
41308 Lavender Breeze Cir
Aldie, VA 20105
Areas of Practice
Hospice Strategic Planning
We can guide your organization through the entire strategic planning process, from the development of mission and vision statements to completing an operational plan. We have extensive experience working to build consensus for the planning process at all levels, from board members to management and staff. Our strategic planning assistance has served many hospices, state associations and community based non-profit organizations over the years.
Palliative Care Startups and Contracting
Wondering where to start with establishing a new palliative care service in your community? Schramm Consulting can help with everything you need, from Medicare enrollment, to budgeting and staffing plans, to market analysis to help you plan your service design.
Hospice Investor Analysis and Support
Because of our deep expertise in hospice reimbursement and regulation, we frequently advise investors, financial analysts and healthcare providers in other parts of the healthcare continuum on prospects for the hospice industry looking forward. Our analysis of the regulatory and reimbursement outlook for hospice along with our knowledge of "red flag" areas for regulators has been pivotal to our clients' acquisition decisions.
Public Speaking and Workshops
Our experts are nationally recognized speakers and writers on post-acute care and hospice services. Please contact us for information on how we can provide dynamic and interactive content for your next symposium, conference or workshop.
Market Analysis & Facility Planning
Our analysis skills include hospice and palliative market analysis, feasibility analysis and facility right-sizing and planning. Our work goes beyond mere number crunching, since analysis is useless unless it communicates clearly and allows for confident decision making. Our analysis has guided clients in confident decision making regarding potentially expensive undertakings such as building, capital campaigns and market expansion efforts.
Regulatory and CON Process Support
Our firm has unique expertise in state level hospice regulations including Certificate of Need and hospice facility regulations. Our experts have advised multiple state hospice associations on CON and other state regulations affecting hospice and palliative care.
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