Joy Barry, RN, M.Ed., LNC
Joy Barry is a Principal and Co-Owner of Weatherbee Resources, Inc. As a registered nurse with over 30 years of healthcare experience, Joy's clinical and administrative expertise – coupled with a thorough understanding of regulatory compliance, standards of practice, and industry challenges - make her a much-sought-after consultant and leading hospice expert.
Joy guides the research and development cycle from concept-to-market, thus ensuring that Weatherbee products and services are innovative, relevant and help hospice programs manage operational and regulatory challenges alike. Ensuring that Weatherbee offers fiscally-conscious, goal-driven consulting services that complement each hospice's unique, mission-critical initiatives is Joy's highest priority.
As a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC), Joy oversees forensic clinical record audits and often testifies on behalf of hospice providers as an industry expert. Joy participated in drafting complex hospice-related Corporate Integrity Agreements, and supervised the provision of independent verification services with monthly compliance reports to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Under Joy's leadership and guidance, Weatherbee has assisted hundreds of hospices facing investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Justice, Zone Program Integrity Contractors, and other Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity Contractors.
Joy is committed to nursing leadership and education and as such, is a featured speaker at state and national conferences. With her business partner, Heather Wilson, she developed the Hospice Education Network (HEN) into the leading provider of online education for hospice and palliative care professionals prior to its sale to relias Learning in 2013. She is also a co-developer and a permanent faculty member of Weatherbee's Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp - an intensive educational program utilized by hundreds of hospice programs for training staff on hospice regulations.
Joy earned a Masters degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a specialty in consulting psychology and organizational development.