News Blog

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 Blog 10-15-2018

Lunch & Learn With the UHPCO Board Tuesday Join your UHPCO board Tuesday, Oct 16 at noon, for an update on funeral customs, options, procedures and regulations. Reginal Ecker of Dignity Memorial will present. And bring your appetite. Dignity Memorial will also bring...

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UHPCO 29th Annual Convention and Vendor Fair Nov 6-7

Join your hospice colleagues at UHPCO's 29th Annual convention Nov. 6-7. Learn. Re-connect with long-time friends. Expand and enrich your hospice practice with access to hospice-specific experts in regulatory compliance, emergency preparedness and technology to keep...

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Be Part of the UHIN Solution

Ed Dieringer, UAHC Government Outreach Chair   Home health and Hospice agencies would love to access physician's records, orders, POLST, and advanced directives for patients. Right? I hear you laughing. But you can help it happen! The Utah Health Information Network...

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Hospice News Blog 10-8-2018

Today's Blog Content: News Urgent Action Item CMA Alert Extra - Medicare Enrollment Updates Utah Medicaid Information Bulletin Oct 2018 CMS MLN Connects 10-4-2018 NHPCO NewsBriefs 10-4-2018 Hospice Action Network Monthly News Update Events UHPCO Convention and Annual...

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Hospice News Blog 10-1-2018

Welcome LeeAnn Sudbury, new administrative assistant to Executive Director! Today's Blog Content: News House Members Join Forces to Establish Palliative Care Task Force Medical Reviewer Credentials New Medicare Card: MBI on Remittance Advice October 1 Quality Payment...

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Hospice News Blog 9-24-2018

Today's Blog Content: Note: Please send your Medical Director's contact information to UHPCO's Medical Director Committee Chair at  News Proposed Rule on Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency and Burden Reduction CMS...

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Hospice News Blog 9-17-2018

Register for the UHPCO Convention today! Today's Blog Items: News Recertify your FISS DDE User ID Today! Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Training Materials from August Webinar Administrative Simplification Basics: Electronic Funds Transfer and Electronic Remittance...

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Hospice News Blog 9-10-2018

Today's Blog Items: News Hospice Quality: Latest Preview Report Includes HIS Composite Measure; CAHPS Response Rate and Case-Mix Documents Updated Hospice Provider Preview Reports – Now Available NHPCO Regulatory Relief Update Hospice Quality Alerts: HEART Open Door,...

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Hospice News Blog 9-4-2018

Register now for UHPCO Convention Nov 6-7! Today's Blog Items: News Avoid myCGS Deactivation! Log in TODAY! Recertify your FISS DDE User ID Today September 2018 Home Health and Hospice Provider Contact Center Training NAHC to Congress: Fight Opioid Crisis without...

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Register for UHPCO 2018 Annual Convention Now

I know you've been waiting for this. Here it is at last! Sign up now for the UHPCO 2018 Convention and Annual Meeting! Come. Earn up to 10 Continuing Education Units (pending). CMEs also pending. If you're not a UHPCO member, be sure to join UHPCO first, so that you...

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Hospice News Blog

News Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index, and Hospice Pricer for FY 2019 Recertify your FISS DDE User ID Today! New Medicare Card Mailing Update -- Wave 5 Begins, Wave 3 Ends Common Reasons for Delays in CMS Application Processing CMS...

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Hospice News Blog 8-20-2018

News HIS Freeze Date: August 15 Recertify your FISS DDE User ID Today Home Health & Hospice Claims Process Issues Log Updated CMS Clarifies Medicare Secondary Payer Form Use Hospice Compare Refresh Alert: What to do for Patients that Did Not Receive their New Medicare...

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Hospice News Blog 8-13-2018

Today's Blog Content: News Hospice Quality Updates: August 7 Reconsideration Deadline and Training Alerts Recertify Your FISS DDE User ID Today CMS Finalizes Application of Post-Acute Transfer Policy to Early Hospital Discharges to Hospice CMS Transmittal -- Update to...

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Hospice News Digest 8-6-2018

Today's Blog Contents News NHPCO Reponds to OIG Report FY2019 Hospice Final Rule Issued PEPPER Retrieval: How Does Your State Rate? President Trump signs in-home health service bill into law Hospice Action Network Newsletter Home Health and Hospice Medicare Bulletin...

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UHPCO President Stephanie Puffer Says . . .

To access this and other posts, join UHPCO now. Hello, Utah! I am so happy to see that the beautiful state we are so blessed to live in is doing such a great job in providing wonderful hospice service to our residents. I don’t think that a single day goes by when I do...

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Hospice News Digest 7-30-2018

News Home Health and Hospice FISS DDE User ID Annual Recertification Hospice Quality Reporting System Quick Reference Guide HQRP Non-Compliance Letters: Request for Reconsideration by August 7 NDS Data Submission Deadline Extended to August 31 Calendar Year 2016...

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RCTC Online Learning

The Utah Hospice & Palliative Care Organization is pleased to offer RCTCLEARN.NET, an online training for home care and hospice staff. These courses are offered as a benefit to UHPCO Members only — at NO extra cost! This comprehensive group of online training courses...

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Hospice News Digest 7-23-2018

News Wondering what to say in your Hospice Proposed Rule comments? Maybe NAHC's viewpoint will help Situational Update on Issues around the area Hospice Quick Reference Guides June 2018 Top Reasons why CMS PECOS and Paper Applications are Delayed Access and Read CMS's...

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UHPCO - Executive Director
Beth Noyce, RN
PO Box 823
West Jordan, Utah 84084

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Phone: (801) 487-8242
Fax: (801) 487-6424
Cell: (801) 673-8258


LeeAnn Sudbury

Assistant to Executive Director