Consulting Services

    Gain a career-changing mentorship experience that is suited specifically to your educational and clinical practice needs. Learn via hands-on experience in various settings, with access to expertise in building a sustainable palliative care program. Visit our Consulting page to learn more.

    • Billing/Coding
    • Mentoring
    • MIPS
    • Billing/Coding Audits
    • Grant Writing
    • Palliative Care for Healthcare Systems
    • Population Health Solutions
    • Design Telehealth Programs
    • Quality Planning
    • Advanced Illness Management

    Palliative Care Immersion Courses

    Register for our Palliative Care Immersion Course for a comprehensive educational experience geared toward expanding clinical knowledge, learning best business practices, and mastering complex case management. Courses are held in April, July, and October of each year at MAHEC in Asheville, North Carolina. 

    Click the registration buttons to register for upcoming courses.

    July 15-19, 2019

    October 14-18, 2019

    April 6-10, 2020

    Engage in a Center of Excellence Workshop that is tailored to your organization’s specific needs. Four Seasons Consulting Group offers dynamic solutions and detailed program models centered around numerous topics within the fields of hospice, palliative care, leadership, and clinical research via 1-2 day workshops.

    Visit the links below to learn more about COE Workshops

    About Us

    John Morris, MD FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer Palliative Care | Principal Four Seasons Consulting Group, (FSCG) | Teleios Carolina’s Group

    John Morris is passionate about helping people and organizations develop excellent palliative care programs. His role is to teach, mentor and develop great palliative care clinicians and leaders as well as develop palliative care organizations that succeed. John’s expertise in building strong foundations for new programs, creating dynamic teams and his thoughtful mentoring have been key for success.

    As a pulmonologist and critical care doctor, John witnessed just how stressful serious illness can be for patients and families. He started working for Four Seasons part time in 2003 to help start palliative care programs in the hospitals. He left pulmonary practice to work full time for Four Seasons as Medical Director of Palliative Care in 2005. He has worked with 5 hospital systems to develop palliative care in the hospitals and in the community. Four Seasons now serves palliative care patients in 11 counties in WNC. Four Seasons has 2 palliative care clinics and a strong home and NH palliative care program.

    John has worked with several organizations to develop and improve palliative care services including Four Seasons, Pardee Hospital, Park Ridge Hospital, Transylvania Regional Hospital, Mission Health System, Greenville Health System, Palliative Care of SC, Catawba Regional Hospice and UNC Health System.

    John is co-director of the Palliative Care Immersion Course. This experiential learning experience for clinicians uses innovative techniques and role play to teach clinical palliative care skills to a national audience several times yearly. John also teaches palliative care program development in Four Seasons Center of Excellence. Over 30 organizations have attended these programs since inception in 2010.  John received the Sharon O. Dixon Award for Clinical Excellence presented by Carolina Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in 2011.

    In 2016 John helped co-found Four Seasons Consulting Group (FSCG), a coaching and consulting company enabling health systems, palliative care programs, post-acute providers, and hospice programs to learn best practices and the systems necessary to produce those best practices in their own organizations.

    John is a founding member of Teleios Collaborative Network as Chief Medical Officer for Palliative Care.

    John has a Masters in Leadership from the Thayer Institute.

    John is married to Peggy Noel MD founder of MemoryCare, a non profit established to help people caring for a loved one with dementia. They moved to Asheville and have raised 3 children here. John enjoys running, hiking the NC mountains, fly fishing, gardening and bee-keeping.    This activity allows him to enjoy dining out with Peggy in all the great Asheville restaurants.

     

    Janet Bull, MD FAAHPM – Chief Medical Officer at Four Seasons Compassion for Life

    Janet Bull, MD FAAHPM is the Chief Medical Officer at Four Seasons Compassion for Life and holds a consultant assistant professorship in the internal medicine department at Duke University Medical Center. She is a clinical instructor in Medicine at UNC- CH Henderson Family Practice Residency Program. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and a frequent speaker at both state and national meetings.
    Janet’s past positions included Advisor to the Hospice Intermediary Advisory Committee, Chair of the AAHPM Research Committee as well as Chair of the Chief Medical Officers group of the National Hospice Work Group. Currently, she serves on the steering committee for the Palliative Care Cooperative Group and is Chair of the Membership Committee. She is a current Board Member for AAHPM.
    Janet has been an Associate Editor of PC-FACS since 2008, and has authored or coauthored several papers on palliative care and quality data reporting. She directs the research department at Four Seasons and has served as the Principle Investigator on over 41 clinical trials in hospice and palliative medicine. She is Program Director of the Palliative Care Immersion Course and directs Four Seasons’ Center of Excellence which offers consulting services in hospice, palliative care, and research. She was the recipient of the Sharon O. Dixon Award in 2007, the Cuniff-Dixon Hastings Award in 2012, and the Josephino Magno Distinguished Physician Award in 2013. Most recently, she is a nominee for the Top 25 Visionaries in the Field award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

    Testimonials

    Role Play really helped with team building within our group. Feel more connected to these peers than I usually do in class/conference settings.

    Melisa Klein, NP

    Upon coming to the course we were warmly greeted, setting the tone for the entire conference. It makes a big difference, but comfortable chairs allowed us to focus. It was nice and simple, but the lady serving food, the front desk, all were great. It is a great experience. Easily the best conference I have… Read more “Jason Brown, PA”

    JASON BROWN, PA

    Overall excellent course! Will recommend it to all!

    Mark Kishbaugh, PA

    John and Janet are fantastic educators, and have shared so much expertise in the course. I hope to one day be as skilled as they are. I enjoyed the role plays and that we kept the same people but rotated facilitators. I want to be Janet when I grow up.

    Mackenzie Houser, NP

    My goal was to gain confidence in the specialty of PC. I’ve gained it! I cannot wait to use my new -found confidence into practice Monday. Thank You. I highly recommend this course!

    TESSA KOVICK, NP

    I felt very supported and cared for through the whole course. Great Information provided.

    SUMMER BATES, NP

    The course material and facilitators were absolutely fantastic. As a new provider, this course was essential to help develop skills and knowledge.

    JAMES CAUTILLO, NP

    Excellent. Well worth the investment.

    SHAE LEE SHAFFER, NP

    This week-long course strengthened my confidence in this work. Almost 20 years doing Palliative Care from Administrative to clinical. You can always continue to grow in this work. This has been a life-changing week for me, to feel supported, encouraged and nurtured with good food, has given me momentum to continue to strive forward in the evolution of Palliative Medicine. Thank You.

    BELINDA LOBBAN, NP

    Thank you to the staff for their insight and guidance. They entertained questions with patience. Palliative Care principles and practices were explained and “made personal” to my particular circumstances.

    TERESA MARTIN-MOSES, NP

    This was a wonderful, invaluable, practice-changing, life-changing course! Thank you so much!

    JUNE WATKINS, RN

    Very informative, concise and the lessons, as well as the event, were well organized.

    M.E. GARDNER, PA

    In all of my endeavors, I try to align myself with others who do it best. Adventuring into palliative care is no different – I want to learn from those who do it best. The group at Four Seasons is at least one of the best if not the best. They show their passions and it’s contagious. 

    SHERE CATOE, NP

    What a wonderful experience – to be immersed in a course filled with an incredible breadth of information about Palliative Care – From A-Z – and presented by brilliant clinicians. It felt like a retreat with a wonderful new community rather than a conference. Thank You!!

    MARISSA LUFT, NP

    Excellent! Well organized, directly relevant to my clinical practice. Engaged leadership. Facility comfortable and conducive to learning. Not sure what to expect but continually impressed with thought and organization put into the development & execution of this course. Highly recommend the course to providers who are just starting or recently entered palliative care. Impressed with the passion that Janet & John bring to the education process. 

    GREG ROBINS, PA