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Announcements
Friday, July 10, 2020
New Well-Being Initiative Offers Free Tools and Resources for Healthcare Professionals »
Every day, across the nation, millions of healthcare professionals are experiencing extraordinary stress and other impacts...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses: A COVID-19 Survey Series »
Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses: A COVID-19 Survey Series   The American Nurses Foundation is conducting a se...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Home Care/Hospice Salary & Benefits Studies Underway »
Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) announced the 2020 2021 Home Care and Hospice Salary & Benefits s...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
New Member Benefit : Save $400 on Accreditation Application Fee »
CHAP will waive 50% of the application fee for AHPCO members seeking initial or renewal accreditation or initial palliativ...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The new ICD-10 code for COVID-19 (U07.1) is effective April 1, 2020 »
The new ICD-10 code for COVID-19 (U07.1) is effective April 1, 2020. This diagnosis should not have been used when submitt...

Regulatory
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
OSHA Revises Coronavirus Reporting Enforcement Policy »
Provided Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice ( NAHC ). OSHA is revising its previous...
Monday, April 6, 2020
FDA FAQs on Shortages of Surgical Masks and Gowns »
The FDA also issued guidance to provide a policy to help expand the availability of general use face masks for the general...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Governors Expands Licensing Opportunities »
      Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order To Expand Licensing Opportunities  ...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Governor Ducey Expands Telemedicine Coverage For Arizonans »
Governor Ducey Expands Telemedicine Coverage For Arizonans...
Monday, April 30, 2018
FY2019 Hospice Payment Proposed Rule Available for Comment »
The FY2019 hospice payment rule is now on display at the Office of the Federal Register, for a 60-day comment period. ...

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
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Healthcare Alert: Methanol poisoning associated with alcohol-based hand sanitizer »
The Arizona Department of Health Services was notified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about several hand saniti...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Arizona Health Alert Network - Contingency PPE and Testing Prioritization »
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has convened the State Disaster Med...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Updated PPE Guidance for COVID-19 in Arizona »
Based on the available evidence, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection, is transmitted via respirator...
Monday, February 3, 2020
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and Action You Can Take: »
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and Action You Can Take:   The CDC is offering guidance to health professionals about t...
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...

Quality
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Final FY2017 Hospice Wage Index - Quality Updates »
The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The Hospice PEPPERs – Identifying Risk Areas »
Has your hospice downloaded its PEPPER?  Less than half of all hospices in Arizona have done so!   The Q4...
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, April 6, 2020
Governor Ducey Secures Approval for Major Disaster Declaration for Arizona »
The Governor's Office announced on April 4 that President Trump has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Arizona.&nbs...
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Call for Presentations - Annual Conference »
AHPCO is now accepting presentations submissions for our upcoming Conference. Click Here  for more info.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Opioid Crisis - Reporting Requirement Extended »
Recent data has revealed that in 2016, more than two Arizonans died each day due to opioid-related causes, with a tripling...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Battelle N95 Mask Decontamination Unit in AZ »
The  Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination Systems ™ (CCDS) has been shipped to Phoenix, AZ. The units will take...
Monday, January 21, 2019
Arizona is Leading the Way in Improving End-of-Life Care »
(c) Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association; Thoughtful Life Conversations   AHPCO is a founding Collabora...

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...
Thursday, August 9, 2018
The OIG’s Hospice Portfolio »
The OIG’s Hospice Portfolio By Roseanne Berry, MSN, RN roseanne@hospicefundamentals.com Reprinted with permi...
Friday, September 15, 2017
CMS issued the FY2018 rates for the Hospice Medicaid Benefit »
This week, CMS issued the FY2018 rates for the Hospice Medicaid benefit.  Click here  to see the official CMS no...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Social Security Number Removal »
In an effort to combat identity theft, CMS is readying an initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare ca...
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...

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8/13/2020 » 8/27/2020
Hospice Billing Series 2020

8/17/2020
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8/27/2020
HQRP – Hospice Quality Reporting Programs: Dig into Specifics, Improve Your Scores (Webinar $149*)

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