Joy Barry, RN, MEd, LNC
Joy Barry is the co-owner and President of Weatherbee Resources, Inc. Prior to joining Weatherbee Resources, she was the Executive Director of a large and very successful hospice program in the southwest where she honed her administrative and clinical skill sets. Joy was also a Site Visitor for the Community Health Accreditation Program, conducting deemed status accreditation surveys as well as complaint investigations for hospice programs throughout the country.
Joy offers her managerial expertise to hospices seeking rightsizing and reorganization for successful growth management. As a Legal Nurse Consultant, Joy also conducts clinical record audits for hospice programs facing Additional Development Requests (ADRs) and claim denials from their Medicare Administrative Contractor. After completing each audit, Joy identifies documentation and competency-related opportunities for improvement and provides individualized education to management and interdisciplinary teams. She provides guidance and support to hospices and their legal counsel throughout the claim denial appeal process and often testifies before Administrative Law Judges as an expert witness.
Joy has assisted hospice providers facing investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Justice, Zone Program Integrity Contractors, and Medicaid Integrity Contractors. She participated in drafting complex hospice-related Corporate Integrity Agreements, and provided independent verification of compliance with such agreements.
Joy is a registered nurse with 30 years of healthcare experience. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a specialty in consulting psychology and organizational development.