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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.

New Reporting requirements for HIS

Posted February 10, 2016

Reporting requirements for each Hospice program for 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Dementia Coding 2015 –

Posted February 25, 2015

http://uhpco.dev/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/DementiaFacts-coding.pdf http://uhpco.dev/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Not_allowable_Diagnosis_Codes.pdf  

Paying for Hospice

Posted December 6, 2012

Paying for Hospice Hospice is paid for through the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medicaid Hospice Benefit, and most private insurers. If a person does not have coverage through Medicare, Medicaid or a private insurance company, hospice will work with the person and their family to ensure needed services can be provided. Medicare Hospice Benefit The Medicare…read more

Choosing A Hospice

Posted December 6, 2012

Choosing a Hospice There may be one hospice organization, or several that serve your community. It is important to find out about the services that each hospice offers. If there are several hospices that serve your area, you may want to request services from a particular hospice and can communicate that wish to your physician….read more

An Introduction to Hospice

Posted November 12, 2012

The Hospice Team Hospice care is a family-centered approach that includes, at a minimum, a team of doctors, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, counselors, and trained volunteers. They work together focusing on the dying person’s needs; physical, emotional, or spiritual. The goal is to help keep the person as pain-free as possible, with…read more