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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

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: https://unis.utah.gov. They should sign up before the 29th…read more

Slide show about the new Hospice Rules and Wage Index by Beth Noyce.

Posted May 19, 2017

This inservice was given by Beth Noyce to the UHPCO Inservice on May 16th at HealthInsight.