Cordt T. Kassner, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Kassner is a hospice and end-of-life healthcare industry analyst. He incorporated Hospice Analytics in 2008 to merge Medicare datasets in unique ways, and with other national databases, to better understand and explain how healthcare is delivered to those near the end of life.

He earned degrees in Social Work (BS, Illinois State University), Counseling (MA, Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary), and Health & Behavioral Sciences (PhD, University of Colorado-Denver).  His prior work experience includes serving as CEO of the Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care (now HCAC), and clinical and research responsibilities at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.  While co-chairing the University of Colorado Hospital Ethics Committee, Cordt founded the Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum (CHEF), serving as president for 5 years and a board member for 11 years.  He has served as a "translator" of information between administration/clinical healthcare professionals and researchers/statisticians for over 20 years.  Cordt serves and has served on numerous local, state, and national boards and committees and has facilitated over 150 workshops and presentations.  He served on three recent Medicare Technical Expert Panels for Hospice Quality, and is the Vice-Chair / Incoming Chair for the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Board of Directors.  Cordt has served on the faculty of the University of Colorado-Denver Health Sciences Center since 1992, and in 2012 was also invited to serve on the faculty at Duke University.  He also proudly serves as a hospice volunteer. Cordt can be reached directly by phone 719-209-1237 and email