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Senior Regulatory Advisor

Marian Grant is a nurse practitioner (NP) dually certified in Acute Care and Palliative Care/Hospice. She is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and is also a nurse practitioner on the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Palliative Care Service. She is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and worked in Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office on Capitol Hill in 2015 and is now an INSPIRE fellow at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on their Hospice demonstration.

Grant received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Maryland, and her Masters and Bachelors in Nursing degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. She has worked as a nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, helped start the Palliative Care program at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and worked as an NP at the Gilchrist Hospice In-Patient Unit in Towson, Maryland. She is a co-author of The Hospice and Palliative Care Approach to Serious Illness, has done research as an online palliative care nurse practitioner on the Johns Hopkins Pancreatic Cancer website, and blogged for the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Before becoming a nurse, Dr. Grant received a Bachelors in Science from Miami University in mass communication and had a career in advertising and marketing for the Procter & Gamble Company.


Breakout Session II – Building State Coalitions with Evidence-based Messaging

Presented by Kate Meyers, Peggy Maguire, Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, Anna Gosline at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 10th.

2019 has been a great year for new state-based research on advance care planning, palliative care, and serious illness. Representatives from key states will present these recent findings and discuss how they are being used to advance the goals of their state coalitions. Attendees will learn how to implement some of the findings in their…

Breakout Session III – Helping the Field Implement Medicare’s New Serious Illness Models

Presented by Eric DeJonge, MD, Kristofer Smith, MD, Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN at 7:30 AM on Friday, October 11th.

The new Medicare Serious Illness models provide the best opportunity in years for programs and providers to receive payment for the full range of services they provide. This session will present the experience of current providers and those applying to participate in the model. Attendees will learn what implementing the model involves so as to…

Breakout Session III – Medicare’s New Payment Models: What’s Coming

Presented by Brad Stuart, MD, Thomas Cornwell, MD, Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, October 9th.

After much anticipation, Medicare announced new payments models this spring that include services for those with serious illness. This session will provide an overview of those models, details on their scope, payments, measurements, and participant requirements. Attendees will get an update on where things stand in the implementation process, the models’ latest timetable, and key…

Breakout Session III – Singing From the Same Score – Aligning on Common Messaging Principles

Presented by Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, Peggy Maguire, Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, Rani E. Snyder, MPA at 10:15 AM on Thursday, October 10th.

The movement to improve care for those with serious or advanced illness has made progress in educating people about palliative care, advance care planning and hospice. But the messages organizations use to frame these topics differ and can compete or contradict one another. This session will review a new Cambia/John A Hartford Foundation grant to…