Cathleen Armato, RN, CHPN, CHC, CHPC

Cathleen  Armato, RN, CHPN, CHC, CHPC

Instructor Bio:
Cat Armato is an experienced executive with 18 years in the home care and hospice industry. She has served in various roles during that time, including VP of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer for a nationwide provider. In 2012, Cat became a consultant and has assisted multiple organizations with their compliance and quality efforts, from program assessment to full program development and implementation.

Cat has served as a compliance consultant for a large organization under a Corporate Integrity Agreement. This multi-year, multi-site project involved assessments of operations, quality of care, and clinical documentation. She has also provided clinical and claim reviews for more than 1,200 records of various providers, many with multiple billing periods.

Cat has experience providing guidance and support to providers and their legal counsel during investigations by Zone Program Integrity Contractors, Specialty Medical Review Contractors, Medicaid Integrity Contractors, Medicare Administrative Contractors, and investigations with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General. She also has extensive experience in due diligence evaluations.

Cat is a contributor/reviewer for multiple health care publications by Tina Marrelli, including: Home Care Nursing © 2017, Handbook of Home Care Standards © 2018, Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook © 2018, and A Guide for Caregiving © 2017. She also served as assistant author for The Nurse Managers Survival Guide: Practical Answers to Everyday Questions by Tina Marrelli.

Cathleen Armato's Continuing Education Courses


  • Pain Assessment and Management: Part One

    Pain Assessment and Management: Part One

    Thorough pain assessments are a critical component of adequate pain management. Clinicians will learn how to conduct a verbal, physical, and functional pain assessment, barriers… read more


  • Pain Assessment and Management: Part Two

    Pain Assessment and Management: Part Two

    Pain Assessment and Management: Part II helps prepare the home care or hospice nurse to help manage pain medications. Common terminology related to pain management… read more


  • Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: Fundamentals of Compliance in Home Health and Hospice

    Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: Fundamentals of Compliance in Home Health and Hospice

    26% of the national budget is spent on Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates… read more


  • Legal Implications in Nursing Documentation

    Legal Implications in Nursing Documentation

    Nursing documentation is the primary evidence that a nurse followed the standards of care and provides the nurse with credibility in a malpractice claim. This… read more


  • Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management

    Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management

    Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management will prepare clinicians to form a successful partnership with their patients who are managing complex health conditions on a daily…

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  • Identifying, Communicating, & Documenting Patient Change in Condition

    Identifying, Communicating, & Documenting Patient Change in Condition

    This course provides team members with the fundamental framework about effectively identifying, communicating and documentation a change in a patient’s condition or status. One fundamental…

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  • Coaching and Counseling: Tips for Success

    Coaching and Counseling: Tips for Success

    In a perfect world, everyone would complete their jobs flawlessly and without any management intervention or monitoring. The good news is that the skills of…

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