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Announcements
Friday, February 12, 2016
AzDHS - Influenza Status & Resources »
Influenza activity has been increasing in Arizona. This week, the Arizona Department of Health Services categorized influe...

Regulatory
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Final Rule on Changes to Medicare Appeals Process »
HHS published a final rule on January 17, 2017 that addressed public comments and finalizes changes to the Medicare benefi...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers »
After a three year period, the final rule for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Hospice Reminder! Are You Ready to Calculate and Report Your Aggregate Cap? »
Hospice Reminder! Are You Ready to Calculate and Report Your Aggregate Cap? Submission Deadline is March 31 Back...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
New NGS Medical Review of Patients in SNF »
NGS has started a new provider specific probe for providers who have a high percentage of their patients in a SNF (Q5004)....
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Nondiscrimination in Health Programs - Compliance Date is October 16 »
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued the final rule (Final Rule) effective July 19, 2016 implementing the pro...

Member Updates
Friday, August 12, 2016
Member Update Published (Aug 2016) »
The August 2016 issue of the Member Update is now available - click here ** to view the Member Updates page.  ...

Public Policy
Friday, July 11, 2014
NHPCO Meets with CMS Hospice Payment Policy Staff »
The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...

Healthcare Alerts
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Enhanced Surveillance Advisory Issued to Track Opioid Morbidity and Mortality - Reporting Reqs »
On June 5, 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a  Public Health State of Emergency   due to the opioid ep...
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Measles Cases Confirmed in Arizona - DHS Posts Recommendations »
The Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and Pinal County Public Health Ser...

Quality
Friday, July 31, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Publishes Q&A for HIS »
CMS has published the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Hospice Item Set (HIS) Questions and Answers...
Friday, July 11, 2014
CMS Hospice Item Set Manual »
The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...
Friday, July 11, 2014
CMS Hospice Item Set Fact Sheet »
The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...

State Updates
Monday, August 1, 2016
Call for Presentations »
AHPCO is now accepting presentations submissions for our upcoming Conferences. Click Here to submit your presentation!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Arizona Board of Nursing Announces Changes for CNAs »
The Arizona Board of Nursing recently announced it will be changing it's regulatory model to include 2 levels of nursing a...
Thursday, May 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)

National Update
Monday, August 1, 2016
Final FY2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Issued »
On July 29, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1652-F) that updates fis...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
DOL Publishes Final Rule on Overtime »
Effective Dec 1, 2016, employees who have a salary of less than $47,476 will no longer be exempt from overtime. This is a...
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Care Planning Act Gives Patients Facing Serious Illness More of a Voice in Their Care »
The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...
Thursday, July 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Rules on King V. Burwell »
The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Senate Passes "Doc Fix" »
The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...

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