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Diane H. Jones, MSW, ACSW

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Partner and co-founder of Ethos Consulting Group, L.L.C., Jones has had more than twenty years of experience in the hospice industry. The last ten years have been devoted to advancing hospice and palliative care at the state and national levels and with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Formerly executive director of the Hospice Association of American, she has worked directly with the New Jersey Department of Health in shaping policies regulating the Medicaid Hospice Benefit, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in making recommendations regarding the hospice Conditions of Participation, the hospice wage index, and the hospice cost report, and with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as a member of its Medicare Hospice Benefit Committee. Along with other projects, she has provided project administration for three national VA initiatives aimed at improving end-of-life care for veterans and increasing the clinical skills of VA staff and trainees.