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UHPCO aims to support hospice providers provide the best services possible while complying with regulations and advocating for the industry. Read the latest happenings curated especially for hospice professionals.

Hospice News Digest 7-16-2018

Overview of Today's Blog Content News PCHETA on its way to a House of Representatives Vote: Time is running out to voice your support. UHPCO as 501(c)3 charity status in jeopardy Hospice Assessment Instrument (HEART) Update Hood College Hospice Study: Your Help Needed...

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Hospice News Digest 7-9-2018

News Proposed 2019 Budget Cuts CMS and ONC Proposed CMS Transfer Policy from Hospitals to Hospice Has Problems NAHC Bulletin 6-29-2018 The Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare Events CMS Open Door Forum on Key Home Health and Hospice Issues Upcoming Webinar:...

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Hospice News Digest 7-2-2018

News Urgent Action Needed on Choice Demonstration NAHC Partners in Launching "Help Choose Home" Podcast Series, Highlighting the Benefits of Home Care Electronic Visit Verification Bill Passes House of Representatives New Medicare Cards May Have QR Codes New Medicare...

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Hospice News Digest 6-25-2018

6-25-18 HP Blog News NHPCO Council of States Regulatory Update Call Recording NHPCO’s Summer NewsLine Available CMS Provides New Guidance for CERT Reviews Read About the Rural Access to Hospice Act Medicare Advantage Plan Information Temporarily Not Available In the...

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Hospice News Digest 6-18-18

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...

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Hospice News Digest 06-11-2018

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...

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Hospice News Digest 06-04-18

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...

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Hospice News Digest 5-30-2018

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...

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Hospice News Digest 5-21-2018

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...

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Hospice News Digest 5-14-18

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...

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Because you already are a superhero

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...

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NAHC Proposed Hospice Rule Free Web Event

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...

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BREAKING NEWS! 2019 Proposed Rule for Hospice

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,...

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Join us! Plus, access to an industry podcast

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...

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Call the Mortuary and the Medical Examiner?

What does the Medical Examiner's office need to know when patients die? Come to UHPCO's education session Tuesday, April 17 at noon and find out. And have lunch on us while you learn. It turns out that some hospice deaths that should be reported to the Medical...

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New NHPCO Newsletter for March 2018

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has released their newsletter for March 2018. It's packed full of great info. Here are a few highlights: HQRP Webinar from CMS CMS announced that they will facilitate a hospice quality reporting webinar on March...

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