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Call the Mortuary and the Medical Examiner?

Posted April 11, 2018

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 Examiner are not. And that messes up Utah’s…read more

Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed by Death or Acute Care, Draft Measure Development for Hospice QRP: Public Comment Period Ends April 25

Posted March 27, 2018

CMS has opened comments for a new measure concerning transitioning from hospice care. Since everyone involved in hospice care is stakeholder in this project, please be sure to comment on the draft before April 25, 2018. You can go to the CMS website to read more about this measure, as well as find instructions on…read more

New NHPCO Newsletter for March 2018

Posted March 20, 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 27, 2018 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EST. Find details in the NHPCO Quality…read more

ASPR TRACIE February 2018 News Bulletin

Posted March 9, 2018

ASPR TRACIE has released a February news bulletin covering seasonal patient surges, flooding, and recently released and upcoming webinars discussing a wide-range of medical emergency preparedness topics. Read the entire release at the ASPR TRACIE site.

CMS Launches Public Reporting of CAHPS® Hospice Survey Results

Posted March 7, 2018

To help people make informed healthcare decisions and to increase transparency, CMS has provided the public with an opportunity to access hospice ratings based on the CAHPS Hospice Survey results. Anyone can now go to an easy-to-use website and search for a hospice in their area, or find a specific hospice by name. Users can…read more

Capture the Hospice Vision in Provo March 15

Posted February 20, 2018

Earn 5.75 CDU/CME at the 12th Annual Central Utah Hospice & Palliative Care Conference “Capturing the Hospice Vision” Thursday, March 15, 2018,  8 am – 5 pm at the Provo City Library at Academy Square. Great information and networking for PHYSICIANS, NURSES, SOCIAL WORKERS, CNA’s, PUBLIC RELATIONS STAFF, CHAPLAINS, OFFICE PERSONNEL, & VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS. REGISTER…read more

Could payment changes limit hospice access?

Posted January 11, 2018

Find out the answer to this and learn what NHPCO sees on the hospice horizon. And discover what you can do about it. Lauren Drew, JD, Hospice Action Network of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization alerted hospice providers January 10, 2018, to potential conflicts between hospitals and hospices on the day the patient is…read more

New Executive Director

Posted January 5, 2018

Happy New Year, hospice fans. 2018 finds the Utah’s hospice community bidding farewell to Dan Hull, whose ever-present leadership has steered UHPCO through calm and rough waters. Utah hospice professionals will miss Dan, and we wish him and Martha, his wife, al the best on their planned overseas adventures. Dan leaves some giant shoes to…read more

2017 Utah Hospice Convention-session handouts

Posted November 6, 2017

28th Annual Convention of The Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

CME Credits and CEU credits for Convention November 7th and 8th

Posted October 23, 2017

We have applied for CME credits for the day of Tuesday November 7th-6.50 hours possible. Each physician, NP or appropriate discipline that wants to utilize these credits will be required to verify their attendance act each session on Tuesday. We will verify your attendance with the UMA and issue you a certificate based on your…read more