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Archives: June 2018

Hospice News Digest 5-21-2018

Posted May 21, 2018

5-21-2018 Hospice Blog   Registration Open for Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data Submission and Reporting Webinar, May 30, 2018 Listen to the NHPCO’s Podcast: FY 2019 Proposed Rule The J15 Part A Claims Processing Issues Log has been updated Free Education from CMS on Electronically Submitting the Cost Report Package Fewer Patients with Renal Disease…read more

Hospice News Digest 5-14-18

Posted May 14, 2018

1) NHPCO’s Overview of FY2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements Proposed Rule “ The NHPCO’s NewsBriefs Online provided the following overview of the rule: Posted on April 27, 2018, NHPCO analyzed the proposed rule (PDF) and published a Regulatory Alert on April 30, 2018. Some highlights of the…read more

UHPCO State convention Registration form

Posted October 10, 2017

Time Tuesday, November 7 Location 7:00 – 8:00 Vendor Set up Ballroom, Main Lobby & North Lobby 7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Information North Lobby   8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by Kinnser Main & North Lobby Time General Session, Business & Keynote Address Room (capacity) 8:30 – 10:15 KEYNOTE Session 1 –…read more

Emergency management Table Top Exercise September 29th, 2017 9-10:30 AM

Posted August 28, 2017

This is a preliminary drill to have all Hospices and Home Health Agencies call in to a central number to report their number of patients ranked by severity and available staff. Each agency should sign up through the UNIS program at the state at the following address: They should sign up before the 29th…read more

Hospice News Digest 6-18-18

Posted June 18, 2018

News Access the Proposed Rule Listening Session Educate yourself on Wage Index Proposed Rule with NHPCO’s Talking Points CMS Issues SE18007 with Updates to NOE/NOTR Process Recent and Upcoming Improvements in Hospice Billing and Claims Processing House of Representatives Passes NAHC-supported Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic CMS Issues Information about Opioid Crises Reminder: Hospices Should…read more

Hospice News Digest 06-11-2018

Posted June 11, 2018

News Hospice Provider Preview Reports Now Available. Review Your Data by June 30 NHPCO’s Monthly Hospice Action Network Update Hospice Workaround For Transfers in a Benefit Period Listen to NHPCO’s new Podcast: Legal and Regulatory Issues in Community-Based Palliative Care New Medicare Card: MBI Look-up Tool Available through your MAC Settlement Conference Facilitation Call: New…read more

Hospice News Digest 06-04-18

Posted June 4, 2018

News If Approved, Preclaim Review could spread to Utah in time Utahns Will Vote on Medicaid Expansion and Medical Marijuana in November Updated Home Health and Hospice Processing Issues Log (CPIL) Wave of Opioid Bills in Senate Will Impact Hospice Download the new Home Health and Hospice Medicare Bulletin Avoid Redetermination Dismissals Hospice Provider Review…read more

Hospice News Digest 5-30-2018

Posted May 30, 2018

Key FY2019 Hospice and Hospital Payment Rules — Proposals and Considerations for Comment What it Takes to Be the Best Case Manager, a webinar by Diane Link, RN June 26, 2018 at 11:00am-noon MST. RCTCLEARN Webinar Announcement Hospice PEPPER Retrieval Rates Inconceivable, Planning for the Unthinkable… Coalition Conference Info Upcoming Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data…read more

Because you already are a superhero

Posted May 3, 2018

Now you just have a chance to dress up as one. UHPCO’s third annual 5k Fun Run is coming right up! Go to our Facebook event to RSVP. Come dressed as your favorite superhero or come dressed as the superhero you already are! We run to raise awareness and honor the everyday superheroes who serve those…read more

NAHC Proposed Hospice Rule Free Web Event

Posted April 30, 2018

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, NAHC is presenting a free webinar covering the proposed FY2019 Hospice Payment Rule. This event will cover a wide variety of topics, not least of which is the new HQRP Rule and the new Hospice Payment Rule. NAHC says the program objectives are: Key “takeaways” from the FY2019 Hospice Wage…read more

BREAKING NEWS! 2019 Proposed Rule for Hospice

Posted April 28, 2018

The unpublished FY2019 hospice payment rule is available for download at the Office of the Federal Register. There will be a 60-day comment period, so please go check it out. The final payment update will be released sometime in late July. Once NAHC has read the rule, they will release a summary of important topics,…read more

Join us! Plus, access to an industry podcast

Posted April 24, 2018

If you haven’t joined UHPCO yet, now’s your chance! Fill out a form that describes your situation (individual application, multiple-office provider (3+ locations), or provider (1–2 locations)). Fill it out completely (including credit card information) and fax it to 801-673-6424 or scan it and send it to If you need to send a check, mail…read more