Judi Lund Person Joins NPHI as Senior Advisor, Strengthening Advocacy and Compliance Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI) proudly announces the appointment of Judi Lund Person as Senior Advisor. Judi brings decades of experience to NPHI and a steadfast dedication to advancing regulatory and compliance standards in hospice care. She was recently awarded the NPHI Lifetime in Excellence Award at the 2024 Annual Summit for her remarkable advocacy efforts across the United States.

Judi Lund Person previously served for 21 years as the Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), where she was a key contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal agencies, ensuring that NHPCO’s voice was heard by policymakers.

During her tenure with NHPCO, Judi developed and updated numerous tools and resources for hospice providers. These included compliance guides for Medicare hospice Conditions of Participation, toolkits for traveling patients, survey preparedness, live discharges, and the admission process, as well as state/county rate charts for Medicare rates each year. Known for her ability to translate complex regulations into “plain English,” Judi has educated providers across the country on how regulatory changes impact their programs.

Prior to joining NHPCO, and early in her career, she was part of a small group of advocates who successfully lobbied for the inclusion of hospice in Medicare, resulting in the original Medicare hospice conditions of participation published in 1983.

Tom Koutsoumpas, NPHI CEO, expressed his enthusiasm over Judi’s new position at NPHI, stating, “It is a tremendous honor to welcome Judi to NPHI. Her unparalleled expertise and passion for hospice care regulations will undoubtedly strengthen our members’ ability to deliver the highest standards of care nationwide. With Judi on board, NPHI is better equipped to tackle pressing issues, including the alarming rise of hospice fraud in the Southwest and beyond.”

Carole Fisher, NPHI President, remarked, “Judi’s regulatory expertise will be highly beneficial to the work we do here at NPHI. Her extensive experience and dedication to compliance standards will be instrumental in advancing our mission and ensuring that members are equipped with the best tools and knowledge to provide exceptional care.”

Judi Lund Person commented, “It is an honor to join the NPHI team. I look forward to sharing my experience and expertise to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have the highest quality of hospice care.”

With Judi Lund Person joining as Senior Advisor, NPHI is well positioned to further its mission of promoting innovative, patient-centered care and addressing the challenges facing the hospice industry today. Her extensive background and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable addition to NPHI.

For more information about NPHI, visit hospiceinnovations.org. For interviews with NPHI leadership, contact Matt Wilkinson at mwilkinson@hospiceinnovations.org


The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a membership organization comprising 100+ not-for-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care providers. These members are dedicated to ensuring patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values, and preferences. Representing providers from 38 states and the District of Columbia, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective models of care, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care customized to meet each person’s unique needs, and build collaboration between national thought leaders, decision-makers, and other healthcare stakeholders to improve hospice care. Learn more about NPHI at hospiceinnovations.org.